I get a lot of interesting information sent my way, and just wish I could use all of it in this outdoor news blog. This morning, fishing is on my mind, perhaps because I am going to write a review of Bob Mallard’s fascinating book, 25 Best Towns – Fly Fishing For Trout.
But while you await that, I’ve got a few columns written by others that I know you will find interesting. The first was written by Bob Mallard about Maine’s blueback population and restoration program, published by Orvis News.
Quality Brook Trout
The second is DIF&W Fisheries Biologist Francis Brautigam’s story about the restoration of quality brook trout in the Sebago Lake Region. Francis writes:
The Sebago Chapter of Trout Unlimited sought to address two potential impediments in the eradication of invasive fish and restoration of brook trout fisheries in the Sebago Lake Region; funding and “boots on the ground” volunteer support. This effort developed into a partnership that came to be known as the “5 in 5” campaign, creating an expectation that the Department would strive to restore five ponds in five years. With the treatment of Round Pond (Albany) this past fall we completed our fifth project under “5 in 5”. What began as a project starter developed into a partnership that benefi ted the Department, TU, and Maine’s angling community, but before I get to the “warm and fuzzy” stuff let me offer some insight regarding the challenges of our most recent reclamation on Round Pond.
Wait ‘til you see the photo of a massive brookie netted in 2015 in Little Concord Pond. I’ll bet you’re going to want to fish that pond this year!
Francis’ story is in DIFW’s monthly newsletter that you can read here.
Finally, I just discovered this story in the June 2015 issue of National Geographic, titled: What’s a Ghost Moose? How Ticks Are Killing an Iconic Animal. It’s a sobering story, for sure, and you can read it here.
Have a great day!