Category Archives: Fishing

Down East salmon restoration efforts celebrated

The building that houses the Downeast Salmon Federation is wearing a disguise, Dwayne Shaw says with a grin, gesturing around the sparkling building that contains the Peter Gray Hatchery, a museum, a laboratory and office space. “We took an old run-down building that nobody else wanted,” Shaw, the organization’s executive director, explains. “It was a ‘slum […]

Snapping turtle steals angler’s big pickerel on Down East lake

If you spend enough time on the water, you’re bound to see plenty of interesting things. And if you make your living as a registered Maine guide, taking people out on the water on a daily basis, chances are that you’ve got a boatload of tales to tell. Mark Danforth, a guide who works in […]

Madawaska 10-year-old lands 47-inch muskie on the St. John River

Alayna Deschaine is an avid angler, and loves to go fishing with her dad, Kevin. And on Saturday, the 10-year-old Madawaska girl caught the fish of a lifetime while trolling on the St. John River not far from town. “We started fishing early in the morning,” Kevin Deshaine said. “There’s this lure that we bought […]

64 more Atlantic salmon reach Milford; Season total at 786

For nearly 40 years, biologists have counted the Atlantic salmon that return to the Penobscot River each year. And recently, the Maine Department of Marine Resources’ Division of Sea Run Fisheries and Habitat has issued a weekly report highlighting not only salmon returns, but the multitude of other species that are caught in the fish […]

Lincoln’s lakes beckon for fishing derby

Visit Lincoln and you’re likely to notice something that has helped define the town over the years. No, it’s not the shuttered paper mill. It’s the water. Everywhere you turn, there’s a lake or a pond — more than a dozen, according to various online sources — all of which offer plenty of opportunities for […]

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 […]

Looking for fun? Enter the Hancock County Open Water Derby this weekend

Warm weather has finally arrived, and the water in our lakes and ponds is also rising. In many places, fishing is nearing its peak, and it’s the perfect time to plan a day on the water. The folks at G&M Family Market in Holden are giving anglers the perfect excuse to get out the fishing […]

A simple, healing trip through the Maine woods

Last Friday, with another hectic week behind me and a holiday weekend looming, I sent out texts to a few friends, looking for help. Not that I actually told those pals exactly that. In fact, I never used the word “help” once. Instead, I explained that my wife had been away all week on business, […]

Annika Rod & Fly changes locations, remains in Brewer

Back in October, longtime fly fisher Don Corey celebrated the opening of his fly shop, Annika Rod & Fly, in a downtown Brewer storefront that had formerly held a barber shop. At the time, Corey said he had enough inventory in storage to fill the tiny 160-square-foot space twice over, and joked that he had […]