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    Fishing Secret Pond

    Friend, fellow blogger, and Registered Maine Guide, Steve Vose, invited me up to visit his favorite fishing hole recently. Our goal was to stir up a little action among the bass during a storm that dumped 12 inches of fresh snow. Read on

    Posted: March 18, 2013
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    Spring Point Lighthouse

    I like setting my alarm to an absurdly early time on occasional weekdays. Letting my truck warm up, I brew a pot of strong coffee for the road. After scraping frost from the windows, I drive in pure darkness toward my destination. Hopes for taking in a perfect sunrise, along with full-blast heat, fill the air. Read on

    Posted: March 13, 2013
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    Winter is Ending

    Winter is slowly closing its door. Should you listen closely, the faint creaks are heard from the hinges. A narrow opening is left in the season. Warmth is springing up and frozen lakes slowly turn to a muddled mess of ice and deep slush. As we slip a bow on ice fishing until next year, I am lucky to escape for one of the last trips this year. Read on

    Posted: March 11, 2013
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    Campfire Summer

    I'm going to rewind for one post, back to an early fall camping trip that brought us North, nearby the U.S./Canadian border, to Rangeley, Maine. I've found it to be one of the most serene areas in Maine to relax by and cook over a campfire, cast a trout line, and sleep beneath a patch of the most serene sky that one can find. Read on

    Posted: March 7, 2013
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    Canoe Trip – West Branch Penobscot

    It was an arduous task, but I have officially persuaded my fiancé that a 9-day canoe trip up the Allagash Waterway would be the perfect honeymoon. The only real argument needed is that it would "save money for another honeymoon next year", gentlemen take note - you enjoy two vacations under this school of thought. Read on

    Posted: March 4, 2013
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    Ice Fishing Tips

    The fifth hour on the ice led us into conversations I could never have imagined. Ice fishing has a way of helping to bond friends, cold beer doesn't hurt either. Sitting in a 7 ft. x 7 ft. popup shack is more entertaining than one would imagine who's never been. Read on

    Posted: February 28, 2013
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    Bald Eagle

    Few things embody the quintessential American spirit like a Bald Eagle. Most folks haven't had the rare opportunity to be up close and personal with the iconic bird in the wild. In fact, I've had very few. It's a moment worth one-thousand words and, in my case, 350 photos. Read on

    Posted: February 25, 2013
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    Winter Trip to Freeport

    Route 1 is celebrated for picturesque Maine scenery that every "out-of-stater" images when thinking about our great Pine Tree State. Winter finds a way of beautifying every field and home along the famous road; this make winter my favorite time to travel the Eastern side of Maine Read on

    Posted: February 20, 2013
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    Fresh Snow, White Perch

    Nearly four feet of fresh powder-like snow dropped as a result of a strong New England storm last weekend. Snow plows kept to the centerline, leaving one lane roads across the countryside. Vehicles were in the ditches of nearly every road. Blowing snow and freezing temperatures left many without power. Read on

    Posted: February 18, 2013
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    Hannaford Ice Fishing Derby

    Sunday's destination was Long Lake for Hannaford's fifth annual Ice Fishing Derby. It was readily apparent that an old rule of thumb exists - if it's storms heavily leading up to a day of fishing - you may have poor luck. Whether false or not, Sunday seems to prove fish tend to know when storms are approaching and feed heavily ahead of time. Read on

    Posted: February 13, 2013