Tag Archives: lake trout

Anglers cash in at annual Long Lake Ice Fishing Derby

The ice may be iffy in other parts of the state, but anglers flocked to the northern part of the state over the weekend to compete for thousands of dollars in prizes during the 11th annual Long Lake Ice Fishing Derby. Derby chairman Paul Bernier reported that a record 893 anglers registered for the event. […]

Dexter man wins Moosehead derby with 6.6-pound togue

Anglers flocked to the state’s largest lake over the weekend for the 7th annual Moosehead Lake Togue Derby, and a Dexter fisherman took home $1,500 for catching the largest lake trout during the three-day event. Tim Obrey, regional fisheries biologist for the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, reported that the weather didn’t always […]

Got a fish story? Share it here

Every now and then, one of my bosses asks me how we can increase Internet readership among outdoor enthusiasts. The answer to that question is remarkably simple, I have learned. Somebody — you, perhaps — has to catch a big fish. Then somebody — like me — has to post a photos of that lunker […]

Moosehead fisheries efforts paying dividends

Tim Obrey and his fisheries colleagues in the Moosehead Lake region have spent the past several years addressing a problem with no easy solution. There were too many lake trout, or togue, for the forage base that existed in the state’s largest lake. As a result, Obrey, Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife’s regional […]

Looking for a big fish? Schoodic derby may have just what you’re looking for

In some lakes — even some of the state’s most popular ice fishing spots — anglers spend countless hours knowing that their chances of catching a truly large fish are low. It’s not all about the big fish, of course. People target lakes for a variety of reasons. Perhaps they’re familiar with a particular body […]

Sebago derby scrapped, statewide tourney prizes increased

Tom Noonan, the director of the popular Sebago Lake Rotary Derbyfest and Statewide ice fishing derbies reached out to media outlets on Thursday with some bad news … and some good. First, the bad: The Sebago portion of this year’s derby, which was scheduled to be held Feb. 18-19, has been canceled. And the good? […]

Long Lake derby produces nice fish

In yesterday’s Out There blog, I shared the results of the fifth annual Moosehead Lake Togue Derby. Today, it’s time to turn our sights a little bit farther north, and recognize the winners of the seventh Long Lake Ice Fishing Derby. First, a bit of clarification: Although officially named after the lake where some of […]

Anglers haul in the togue at Moosehead derby

Ice anglers flocked to Moosehead Lake over the weekend for the fifth edition of a neat cooperative effort with the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife that has had a measurable impact on fisheries in the state’s largest lake. The Moosehead Lake Togue Derby with Ricky Craven back in 2008 after fisheries biologists tried […]

St. David fisherman hauls in huge lake trout

Fish tales — the spicy, too-good-to-be-true kind — start innocently. One person hears one thing at their local bait shop. They pass the information along to their butcher. The butcher tells his wife, who tells her co-worker. A few facts are mixed up along the way. And before long, a guppy becomes a salmon, the […]