February 21, 2009
AUGUSTA – A Wilton man has set a new state white perch record, eclipsing the previous record-setting white perch caught in December 2008.
Chris Bubier of Wilton caught a 3.13-pound (or 3 pounds, 2 ounces), 17-1/4-long white perch on Jan. 24 at Parker Pond in Jay. The pond also is known as Mirror Lake or Little Parker Pond.
Mr. Bubier had the white perch weighed on certified scales at Rick’s Market in Wilton. Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife Fisheries Biologist Dave Boucher confirmed the record-setting weight. Read more
February 20, 2009
Two ice fishermen moving a shack from one lake to another became lost in a snowstorm, drove onto thin ice and sank into Webb Lake near Weld at approximately 10 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2009.
Craig Coulombe and Willfred Gagne, both of Farmington, were pulling the shack on a trailer from Embden Pond to Webb Lake.
Coulombe, who was driving his 1999 Dodge 1500, was traveling on the north end of Webb Lake to the Dummers Beach area, where he dropped off the shack. Read more
February 11, 2009
AUGUSTA – A Freedom man caught a record 3.02-pound white perch at Ellis Pond in Freedom in December, according to the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife fisheries biologists.
IF&W and the Maine Sportsman newspaper, which is edited by avid outdoorsman and TV personality Harry Vanderweide, jointly announce new records and the publication maintains the record book.
Jeff Paquette of Freedom caught the white perch at 7:15 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 19, 2008, at Ellis Pond in Brooks. The fish was weighed on certified scales at 8:30 a.m. by Paul Flynn, the owner of Freedom General Store, and was witnessed by three other people.
IF&W Fisheries Biologists Bill Woodward and Scott Davis, based at IF&W’s Sidney office, inspected the fish and confirmed the record. Read more
February 5, 2009
The February 3, 2009 edition of the Inland Fisheries and Wildlife “Insider” is available for your reading pleasure. Follow this link.
February 3, 2009
We’ve all been waiting anxiously for the brand new production of the fly fishing movie, “East by Northeast”, created by Carter Davidson and his able staff at Grayghost Productions, LLC.
Due to be released this month, the following movie trailer has been made available to wet our appetites.