Category Archives: Fishing

Fishing Disasters

My friend, Jay Naliboff, suggested that I write some columns about my fishing disasters, and I loved that idea. Some of the disasters I witnessed, but most involved me. Here is my first column of fishing disasters. Allagash Our canoe was anchored in the rapids on the Allagash River, and I was catching lots of […]

Lunker Trout Caught at Little Minipi River

While most of the wild trout waters featured in Bob Mallard’s book, Squaretail, are in Maine and throughout our country, he does tell you about his fishing adventure on the little Minipi River in Labrador. That story brought back a wonderful memory I have of fishing the Little Minipi with my 16-year-old son Joshua. That […]

Are these the right solutions for fish problems?

DIFW fisheries biologists think that catch and release is hurting our fish. Deirdre Fleming’s story about this, in the Maine Sunday Telegram on August 11, was very provocative. Deirdre wrote: The widespread practice of catch-and-release in waters across Maine has thrown many ecosystems off balance, creating a vicious cycle; an overabundance of fish that leads […]

Nothing Finer Than Family Fishing

            Here’s another favorite column, written a few years after we bought our camp.             As I cast a Brown Wulff to a Sourdahunk Lake brook trout that had risen about 40 feet from the boat, I was startled by a shout from young Joshua at the other end of the boat.             “I got […]