Tag Archives: muskellunge

Big fish! Vassalboro woman wins Fort Kent derby with 44-inch muskie

Debby Cabaniss of Vassalboro shows off the 44 3/8-inch muskie that she caught to win the 11th annual Fort Kent International Muskie Derby. The fish weighed 23 pounds, 13 ounces. She won $2,100 for her efforts. (Photo courtesy of Fort Kent International Muskie Derby)

About five years ago, hooked by the muskie-fishing bug, the Cabaniss family of Vassalboro began looking for places to fish. “My husband, he’s been fishing, or trying to fish, for muskies for several years,” Debby Cabaniss explained. “He went to Wisconsin with my son five years ago, and then we realized that we had some […]

Fort Kent Muskie Derby on tap this weekend

Darlene Kelly-Dumond holds a muskie while  Danny Nicholas looks on during the 2009 Fort Kent International Muskie Derby. (BDN photo by Julia Bayly)

With just days remaining until this weekend’s 11th annual Fort Kent International Muskie Derby, organizers are expecting a large crowd of anglers to flock to northern Maine to take part. “We’re seeing more pre-registrations this year than I’ve ever seen,” said derby board member Ben Rioux. “[There is] a lot of downstate interest, a lot […]

Ashland 18-year-old hauls in 28.5-pound muskellunge

Dave Porter says it used to be a little bit tough to convince his wife to rise early and head out fishing. “She usually is an early riser, but not that early,” the Ashland man said with a chuckle. Especially when Porter is planning on heading deep into the woods, like he did two weeks […]