The allure of more than $50,000 in cash and prizes proved to be an effective draw last weekend, as a record number of ice fishers flocked to 10 Aroostook County waters to participate in the 15th annual Long Lake Ice Fishing Derby.
A total of 1,659 anglers — an increase of 538 from the record set last year — registered for the derby. Anglers were allowed to fish on Long, Square, Cross, Eagle, St. Froid, Beau, Glazier and Portage lakes, Carr Pond and the St. John River.
John Holyoke has been enjoying himself in Maine's great outdoors since he was a kid. Today, he's the Outdoors editor for the BDN, a job that allows him to meet up with Maine outdoors enthusiasts in their...
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