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Anglers cash in at annual Long Lake Ice Fishing Derby

Chris St. Amand shows off the 5 pound, 13.4 ounce landlocked salmon he caught to win $1,500 at the 11th annual Long Lake Ice Fishing Derby over the weekend. (Photo courtesy of Paul Bernier)

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. […]

Fishing derby organizers rewarded with recent cold snap

Nathan Paradis of Biddeford (left), with former NASCAR driver Ricky Craven, caught this 20.66-pound lake trout to win the 8th annual Moosehead Lake Togue Derby with Ricky Craven last weekend. The fish was 37.5 inches long. Citing concerns about ice conditions, derby organizers have added a weekend to this year's event.  (Photo courtesy of Tim Obrey)

After mild weather in December and early January left ice anglers on dry land, a week of frigid weather has socked in many of the state’s lakes and ponds, and organizers of upcoming fishing derbies have exhaled a collective sigh of relief. The derbies, it appears, will go on. “I certainly feel a lot more […]

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, […]

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 […]

Youth fishing on tap this weekend; Long Lake derby looms

Now that we’ve enjoyed some real Maine winter weather, it’s time to start planning future excursions — and to take advantage of the many fishing opportunities to be found. First up today, one of my favorite events of the year: A family fun day at Maine’s Youth Fish and Game Association, which is located at […]