One last shot of ice for the year

Southern ponds had largely thawed. Only Maine and points north still had solid ponds. Spring be damned, we needed one more day on the ice, so we got the band back together, sort of. We assembled nine die-hards: three sharpies from Connecticut, the two owners of Al’s Goldfish Lure Company, the Maine Fishing TV crew … Continue reading One last shot of ice for the year

Trading anything for more time in the Maine woods

"Sure, I'd say you should use it until the Sheriff shows up." That was some solid advice from Mark Peters of Mattawamkeag, Maine, standing in a sweat stained t-shirt, poling a canoe up the Penobscot River, telling us without asking of meeting a missionary from Hell, offering tips for converting young elms into true canoe … Continue reading Trading anything for more time in the Maine woods

“A season’s first trout with a hundred pigeons to fight poaching”

Amazing. Everybody waits. Ladies and gentlemen, crouched forward on cold seats, crowded into low sided skiffs, pacing around barely green shorelines. Everybody waits. A few without their glasses look to those young enough to read a watch in the dusky light of early Spring. 6 a.m. comes when it’s ready but until that very moment, … Continue reading “A season’s first trout with a hundred pigeons to fight poaching”

Make Some Time To Hear Fisherman Zak Trojano

  This week we meet Massachusetts musician and fly fisherman Zak Trojano. He writes complex, intricate, beautiful songs that help us see life a little differently because music, like fishing, speaks to people differently. Music can take us away from or bring us back to reality and Zak’s music, like fishing, requires some time. “I … Continue reading Make Some Time To Hear Fisherman Zak Trojano

Rep. Carson: DEM to report how severe Trump’s cuts will be on our environment

House OKs Carson bill asking DEM to report on potential effects of Trump’s cuts to environmental funding How much can volunteers be expected to do to protect our environment? STATE HOUSE – The House of Representatives today approved a resolution sponsored by Rep. Lauren H. Carson asking the state Department of Environmental Management (DEM) to … Continue reading Rep. Carson: DEM to report how severe Trump’s cuts will be on our environment

Public Lands Must Always Be Public

We the people have 650 million acres of federally managed public lands in this country waiting for us to discover or rediscover. We possess endless potential to catch fish alongside hundreds of thousands of acres to hunt, camp, rest, recharge, be silent for a vista or for a bear rumbling up a river. Public lands … Continue reading Public Lands Must Always Be Public

and i missed it all…

A lot can happen in one week. photo courtesy of bill mckusker. thanks bill. Fluke ‘til Ya Puke was a success on a perfect late Spring day, the Ocean State Kayak Fishing team swept the kayak division and a Block Islander landed another giant largemouth. And I missed it all. The 11th Annual fluke fishing … Continue reading and i missed it all…