Tag Archives: fishing

How my ungrateful kid cost me a World’s Record fish!

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So I took my boy William fishing today. Since I am a pickerel slayer, I drilled 5 holes, and set the traps, then told Will to go ahead and choose where he wanted to set his traps. He’s just a beginner, so I figured I would let him fish my traps. You know, so he […]

Ice fishing on a budget…Equipment hacks!

Photo submitted by Ryan Fitch. "Ice fishing with my 4 year old. That's what ice fishing is all about!"

Ice fishing is a great way to get out in the winter time to get some sun and exercise. Naturally, it is also a very good way to catch fish too! Getting started can be expensive, and storing gear can get messy. No worries! I have been ice fishing since high school, and on a […]

Something must be wrong…I had a GOOD day of fishing!

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I’ve said it before…”If I claimed to be a lousy fisherman, I would be bragging!” and I PROMISE! It is the truth! With a rod and reel, I would be lucky to get so much as a nibble from the proverbial fish in a barrel if they hadn’t eaten in a week! But that is […]

Ratchet straps, cargo hooks and fence posts: Not your typical ice fishing gear

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I have this buddy who claims to LOVE fishing…But apparently he doesn’t consider ice fishing to be in the same category, so after a poor night’s sleep a few years back he decided to stand me up for a planned day out on the ice…Instead, he suggested we do something more amusing…like some mid-winter yard […]

I thought I was all ready for ice fishing season. Then I discovered I had been sabotaged!

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Without a doubt, ice fishing is one of my all-time favorite activities, because it is SO MUCH more than just fishing! I mean there are SO many things you can do while you are ice fishing: Hang out on the ice with friends, cooking, listen to music, ride snowmobiles/ATVs, sit in a comfy chair and […]

Seriously…I hate open water fishing!

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Fellow blogger and registered Maine Guide, John Floyd often posts pictures of big fish he has caught, and almost as often I comment on how I rarely even DREAM of catching fish that big! Accepting that catching a bass in the four-pound class is just not going to happen for me. Being a great guy, […]

An unlucky fisherman seeks to change his luck!

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A fellow blogger had posted on his facebook page that he had been feeling a little nostalgic for brook and stream fishing. And I have to admit, his idea sounded pretty good! I hadn’t gotten much ice fishing in this past season because of crappy conditions at my favorite fishing hole. I used to fish […]

Got a freezer full of fish from last week’s ice fishing trip? You may be breaking the law!

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When did hunting and fishing stop being a good way to feed your family? On a facebook forum, a member discussed how he liked to trade his daily catch for Chinese food from one of his favorite restaurants. Many of us knew this was not a good thing to be posting publicly, because by saying […]

“Brave” fisherman reveals a secret, after successfully ridding Etna Pond of brook trout

Brooktrouticus Horriblisiticous:  More commonly know as the brook trout.  (Photo MDIF&W)

I love fishing.  I am just not very good at it…Well…No…That’s not totally accurate… I am GREAT at fishing, it is the CATCHING that eludes me. One thing you may not be aware of, is I am NOT a fan of open water fishing.  I’m not even much of a fan in open water swimming […]

Battle weary fisherman, defender of local waters seeks your help, to continue the fight

THIS IS A CALL OUT TO ALL THE GOOD PEOPLE WHO LIVE, OR RECREATE ON LAKES AND PONDS IN AND AROUND STETSON, ETNA, AND NEWPORT, MAINE… As I am sure you all know, that on well near 5 occasions in 2016, I have risked life and limb to save you from THE DREADED TROUT! Most […]