Tag Archives: landlocked salmon

Big fish landed at Long Lake derby

With a record number of registered anglers participating in the 9th annual Long Lake Ice Fishing Derby over the weekend, the chances of being one of the lucky few who cashed in on the $12,500 prize pool weren’t too good. Three fishermen didn’t worry about those long odds, as each placed among the top three […]

Long Lake derby-winner hauls in 7-pound, 14.2-ounce salmon

A few years ago, I spent an enjoyable weekend fishing with Rich Rossignol during the Long Lake Ice Fishing Derby. In fact, I had such a good time, I went back and fished with him again the next year. Rossignol and his friends are avid anglers. They show up early, stay as late as possible, […]

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 […]