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Opening Day, Open Season, Open Water, Open Sesame. Spring!

Saturday, April 1, was Opening Day, so I opened a nice Cabernet and enjoyed a glass — or two? did I have two? — with an excellent cheese from Treats, in Wiscasset, a terrific little shop that I find really difficult to pass without stopping in. You think it’s a coincidence that fishing season opens […]

Humble Fish, Even More Humble Angler, or, Snubbed by a Smelt

Fishing has a way of teaching humility. At least, fishing has taught me humility. And just when I feel I know all I really need to know about humility, I am delivered yet another lesson. The teacher on this occasion was the humble smelt, who took me to the woodshed and made me sit there […]

A New Dam Day Dawns At Upper Dam

Seventy-two days, as I write this, until Opening Day of the 2017 fishing season. But in Maine, especially in the northern reaches, only fools rush in to fish on April 1, when there’s usually plenty of snow and ice on the shores and banks. I won’t cast a line onto my home water, the legendary […]