Tag Archives: striped bass

Despite major life changes, anglers renew friendships at a familiar river

A year ago, the group of us met on the Penobscot River, eager to celebrate a rejuvenated fishery, and to spend time among like-minded fly fishers. Some of us had met each other before; others hadn’t. But on that glorious June day in Old Town, that didn’t matter: We all exchanged greetings and introductions, then waded […]

Stripers in Old Town? You bet!

The trip was, supposedly, a shad-fishing expedition. That’s what we told each other, and, as you can read here, the shad did cooperate when a group of anglers headed to Old Town’s Shad Rips last week. But there were surprises lurking in the waters of the Penobscot River, we quickly found out. Pete Douvarjo of […]

Drift boat contest winner a great fishing companion

On a bluebird Sunday, Jasper Walsh spent a busy day at “fishing college” with our professor for the day, Maine guide Dan Legere. Walsh was this year’s winner in the 10th annual BDN “Win a Drift Boat Trip” contest, thanks to the kindness of a co-worker who tossed his name in the box during the […]

Stripers in the Penobscot? You won’t know if you don’t try

Last week I received an email that would have been commonplace just five years ago: It showed a smiling youngster holding a small striped bass, which he caught in the Penobscot River between Bangor and Brewer. Alas, things have not gone well for the striper fishery over the past half decade, in Maine as a […]