Articles by matthew laroche


Eagle Lake one of the jewels of the Allagash

By matthew laroche on Aug. 14, 2015, at 9:23 a.m.
If you're interested in introducing your child to hunting, there are plenty of ruffed grouse in the North Maine Woods.

The Allagash region offers unparalleled grouse hunting for new and experienced hunters alike

By matthew laroche on Oct. 30, 2014, at 3:19 p.m.
Allagash Falls in a recent photo.

Education video series set to inform, inspire others to visit Allagash Wilderness Waterway

By matthew laroche on July 09, 2014, at 4:05 p.m.
A new ice angler shows off the togue she caught while fishing Eagle Lake in the Allagash Wilderness Waterway.

An introduction to ice fishing

By matthew laroche on Feb. 05, 2014, at 2:57 p.m.
An aerial view of Telos Dam.

‘The Dam in the Woods’ plays important role

By matthew laroche on Oct. 30, 2013, at 6:56 a.m.
Participants in the Chewonki Foundation's ultimate Maine canoe trip put their poles to good use.

Chewonki offers ultimate Maine canoe trip

By matthew laroche on Aug. 30, 2013, at 10:53 a.m.
The site of the Long Lake Dam on the Allagash Wilderness Waterway, as it appears now.

Long Lake Dam site an Allagash gem

By matthew laroche on May 24, 2013, at 1:52 p.m.
Matthew LaRoche poses with two nice Allagash brook trout.

If you like to fish or watch wildlife, Umsaskis Lake is an Allagash treasure

By matthew laroche on April 05, 2013, at 1:24 p.m.

Taking a canoe trip? If you prepare, you can eat well

By Matthew LaRoche on July 06, 2012, at 12:04 p.m.
AWW Ranger Patrick Emery (left) and AWW Superintendent Matt LaRoche sit on a stack of pre-fabricated wood parts for winter hauling into the Allagash Wilderness Waterway.

Winter on the Allagash a time to haul

By Matthew LaRoche on Feb. 29, 2012, at 3:43 p.m.
This drawing shows how Lock Dam looked from 1920 through the 1940s.

The dam that pine built

By matthew laroche on Feb. 01, 2012, at 4:54 p.m.
John and Ruth Snell of Carthage have been fishing, hunting and trapping on the Allagash since 1969 (courtesy of the Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands).

Early brookies usually plentiful in AWW headwaters

By matthew laroche on Jan. 07, 2011, at 5:56 p.m.
Brook trout on the Allagash Wilderness Waterway headwater lakes usually bite fast and furious during the first few weeks of the ice fishing season.