On the Wrong Side of the River

Carroll Ware, Master Maine Guide, Legendary Maine Guide and co-owner of Fins and Furs Adventures, is like so many guides a storyteller as well as a seasoned angler, hunter, and outdoorsman. This is his first book and in it he relives some of the unforgettable characters and memorable adventures that were an integral part of … Continued

The Fly Fisherman

By Bob Cram In me and Joe’s endless years of high school incarceration, physical education instructors came and went at random intervals. The one who left the most lasting impression was a tall beanpole of a man named Lucien Frizz. Mr. Frizz was actually an English teacher, but at the time no job in his … Continued

Spring Fishing Allagash Lake

By Matt LaRoche   It is that time of year again. Time to tie a few new trolling flies, put some new line on that spinning reel and plan a fishing adventure. A spring fishing trip to Allagash Lake is a real wilderness expedition that you will remember for a lifetime! Allagash Lake is the … Continued

Overhauling the Maine Deer Hunt

By V. Paul Reynolds Last fall in this column I reported: **** “Clearly, the any-deer permit system needs a thorough overhaul. Through a legislative order, a stakeholder group has been assembled and is conducting meetings this fall and winter to address the issue. No doubt there will be a public input period once the group … Continued

Maine’s Wild Trout

BY Bob Mallard Having recently written about wet-lining ponds, it reminded me once again just how unique and special Maine’s wild native brook trout ponds are. Nowhere in the nation is there a bigger inventory of self-sustaining native trout, charr, or salmon lakes and ponds. It is a kind of experience found in very few … Continued

Favorite Flies for Maine

Maine offers some of the most diverse fly fishing opportunities in the nation.  You can paddle, row, or float tube a remote pond in search of wild native brook trout, wade large rivers for trophy trout and salmon, fly fish small streams for wild brook trout, troll large lakes for salmon and lake, or cast … Continued

Trout Season Opens

By Gary Moore   Open water trout anglers get really antsy by the end of March, often casting on the lawn and dreaming of opening day. This year that occurs on Saturday, April 9. Like so many others I will be plying the waters of local streams hoping to entice a trout to hit. As … Continued

A Close Shave

By V. Paul Reynolds This event is true. The names have been changed. It took place on a deer hunt in northern Canada. There was some snow on the ground, and more coming. Bill, with his rifle slung over his shoulder, was driving a four-wheeler along a river bed. As directed earlier by a hunt … Continued

Turkey Woods Tips

BY Stu Bristol     “Turkey hunters are merely play actors; the “Turkey Woods” their stage.” I penned that slogan for my call making business back in 1983. That’s when I began making turkey calls for friends and relatives. Each time I head out in search of a longbeard I remind myself of that truism. Obviously … Continued

More Than Wolverine

Jeremiah Wood, who writes a monthly column about outdoor books for the Northwoods Sporting Journal, has released a new book: “More Than Wolverine.”  Deep in the Alaska wilderness, many miles from roads, villages, and even the nearest neighbor, a few hardy individuals still eke out a living in small isolated cabins. They navigate waterways and … Continued

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