Tag Archives: togue

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 […]

Dexter man wins Moosehead derby with 6.6-pound togue

Anglers flocked to the state’s largest lake over the weekend for the 7th annual Moosehead Lake Togue Derby, and a Dexter fisherman took home $1,500 for catching the largest lake trout during the three-day event. Tim Obrey, regional fisheries biologist for the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, reported that the weather didn’t always […]

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 […]

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 […]

St. David fisherman hauls in huge lake trout

Fish tales — the spicy, too-good-to-be-true kind — start innocently. One person hears one thing at their local bait shop. They pass the information along to their butcher. The butcher tells his wife, who tells her co-worker. A few facts are mixed up along the way. And before long, a guppy becomes a salmon, the […]