Tag Archives: Maine ice fishing

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 […]

Wardens caution anglers that ice may not be safe

The weather is getting colder, and when temperatures drop down into the single digits again, it’s easy to forget the extended thaw that we just emerged from. But forgetting the rain and warm weather might get you into trouble, as sections of many of the state’s lakes and ponds remain unsafe. The Maine Department of […]

Ask your loved ones to be safe on the ice this winter

With snow on the ground and a few frigid days behind us, we’re nearing the point of our late-pre-winter when Mainers start doing things that get themselves killed. It happens every year. Unfortunate. Tragic. But true. Lakes and ponds are “making ice,” as we say, and many of us are eager to get out there […]

Want to go fishing? Free weekend on tap, derbies abound

If you’re looking to spend a day on the ice and like to add the spice of competition to your fishing adventures, this is the weekend for you. Fact is, you probably won’t be able to throw a snowball without hitting a fishing derby organizer this weekend. A pair of factors have turned this weekend […]

Meeting on First Roach Pond ice fishing scheduled

If you spend any time fishing lakes near Greenville, you may want to let state officials know what you think about a fisheries proposal that will affect First Roach Pond. First Roach Pond is a 3,270-acre pond in Frenchtown Township, northeast of Greenville. It reaches a maximum depth of 123 feet. Tim Obrey, regional fisheries […]