Posts Tagged ‘fishing’

 

A Maine fisherman helped invent a device that basically brings baitfish back from the dead

By Dan MacLeod on Dec. 13, 2015, at 4:51 p.m.
It’s called Zombait, and it uses technology to make dead baitfish look like they’re swimming.

Why the global climate talks matter to Maine

By Dan MacLeod on Dec. 01, 2015, at 12:20 p.m.
The leaders from the world’s nations this week convened in France for the 2015 U.N. Climate Change Conference. The goal is to reach some kind of agreement about how they can reduce their greenhouse gas emissions to slow the warming of the planet, which a consensus of scientists agree is likely caused by people. …
Brian Brown, a Brewer High School student, ties a black woolly bugger in December in the school's lecture hall. Student's received lessons from the Penobscot Fly Fishers as part of their outdoors education class.

How to get started tying your own flies in 1 infographic

By Dan MacLeod on Sept. 21, 2015, at 12:42 p.m.
It’s not a cheap hobby, but it’s fun.

3 animated guides offer simple tips for camping and fishing novices

By Dan MacLeod on Sept. 17, 2015, at 10:40 a.m.
These GIFs break it down, so anyone can understand how to start a fire, pitch a tent and cast a line.
Charlie Bunting, left, and his son Travis know that big crappies can be caught at Truman Lake, even in the heat of summer.

Are you superstitious when it comes to fishing? Take this quiz to see how much

By Dan MacLeod on Sept. 13, 2015, at 7:59 a.m.
Do you kiss the first fish you catch? Do you have a lucky hat? Do you refuse to fish on certain days?

A YouTube star catches a fish with a drone in this video. But why?

By Dan MacLeod on Sept. 06, 2015, at 3:56 p.m.
Just because you can do something does not mean that you should.
The fish was just over 10 feet long, and weighed an estimated 600 pounds.

This 4-foot-tall kid landed a 10-foot-long fish

By Dan MacLeod on July 13, 2015, at 8:07 p.m.
When I was about 9, I went mackerel fishing in Penobscot Bay with my family. I caught 11 fish. We brought them home, and I ate mine with mayonnaise. Then I probably watched “Indiana Jones.” Anyway, that was a good day and was by far the most fish I’d caught in one …
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No, you don’t need an app that tells you when a fish has taken the bait

By Dan MacLeod on June 23, 2015, at 3:49 p.m.
No no no no no no no no no no no no no!
A San Diego company launched a Kickstarter to produce waterproof drones that have detachable fish finders.

Someone actually invented a drone fish finder

By Dan MacLeod on June 10, 2015, at 1:16 p.m.
Have you ever been out fishing and thought to yourself, “Man, I really wish I had a small flying robot that could cast this line for me and tell me where the fish are?” Good news! A San Diego company called Aguadrone is trying to fund a Kickstarter project to produce …
You don't need a fancy fly to catch salmon like this.

Forget about hot new flies. Presentation is the key to catching more fish.

By Ryan Brod on May 04, 2015, at 7:16 a.m.
This March I hit the weather jackpot fishing with a guide friend in Islamorada. We had two consecutive days of warm temperatures and near slick-calm, enabling us to run far into the Florida Keys backcountry targeting early-season tarpon with flies. We poled the skiff along a shallow bank near Flamingo …
An Atlantic salmon at the Craig Brook National Fish Hatchery in East Orland.

How well do you know freshwater fish in Maine?

By Dan MacLeod on April 26, 2015, at 4:38 p.m.
If you’re iffy on the difference between a smallmouth and a largemouth (hint: one has a bigger mouth) then it’s time to brush up on your fish identification skills.
Dale Lincoln as a child, left, with David Lincoln, Ruth Lincoln MacKechnie and Marilyn MacGregor Reiff in the summer of 1944, outside his home in Perry.

One man’s 7 soulful memories of Maine springtimes past

By Dale C. Lincoln on April 10, 2015, at 3:16 p.m.
‘Please don’t swear’ Describing the springtime weather in Maine was the theme of the Limerick Contest in 1985. During the 11 p.m. news, Ron Harris, meteorologist at Channel 7 in Bangor, gave the final call for people to send their poems to him. Before going to bed I wrote the …

Itching to fish? Check out these Maine waters

By John Holyoke on June 04, 2013, at 9:44 a.m.
Fishermen guard their favorite fishing spots tenaciously. Fanatically, even.   Some tell tales of taking buddies with them to productive fishing holes … but only after blindfolding that pal, or swearing them to secrecy, or threatening them with bodily harm should they ever spill the beans.  Story continues below advertisement. …

Sharking: An attractive fishing option

By John Holyoke on June 04, 2013, at 9:33 a.m.
Not too many years ago, Pete Douvarjo — Captain Pete to clients and friends — was in a groove. Striped bass were plentiful up and down the Maine coast, and Douvarjo’s business, Sedgwick-based Eggemoggin Guide Service, was thriving. “We’d fish for three hours and then head back, and we’d catch, …
The Chiputneticook Lakes International Conservancy, better known by the acronym CLIC, recently sponsored a press tour of East Grand Lake to introduce the press and public to this pristine area of Maine and New Brunswick and to showcase the work being done by CLIC members.

A tour of East Grand Lake

on Sept. 20, 2011, at 2:31 p.m.
The Chiputneticook Lakes International Conservancy, better known by the acronym CLIC, recently sponsored a press tour of East Grand Lake to introduce the press and public to this pristine area of Maine and New Brunswick and to showcase the work being done by CLIC members. CLIC members are advocates for …