Tag Archives: fish

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service releases climate change plan | SustainableBusiness.com

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service releases climate change plan | SustainableBusiness.com

Website: www.fws.gov/home/climatechange/

Invasive species threatening Maine waters | Bangor Daily News

Invasive species threatening Maine waters – Bangor Daily News.

Salmon return to Penobscot River in record numbers | Bangor Daily News

Salmon return in record numbers – Bangor Daily News.

Fishway opening, chestnut planting key moments for central Maine ecology | Bangor Daily News

Fishway opening, chestnut planting key moments for local ecology – Bangor Daily News.

Maine offers free fishing weekend, June 5-6 | Lewiston Sun Journal

Maine offers free fishing weekend, June 5-6 | Lewiston Sun Journal

Maine is more than half unorganized

Today’s DownEast.com trivia question is fun. It is about “unorganized territory” or UT. I used to camp, fish, and canoe in some of that UT. It is essentially and specifically and eternally Maine.

 What is “unorganized territory” and how much of it does Maine have?

Answer:

The UT is land outside the boundaries of organized towns or cities, and is predominately found in the sparsely populated North Woods. The UT includes 16,250 square miles, or some 10.4 million acres, of the state’s 30,862 square miles, more than half the state.

Outdoor recreation, sports and adventure | VisitMaine.com

[Below is a link to the Maine Tourism Department’s website on fishing — fishing with family, fishing holidays/vacations, fishing species, fishing guides. It appears to be a great place to start planning for fresh and saltwater fishing in Maine. — KM]

Outdoor Recreation, Sports & Adventure.

Closure looms for Maine cannery amid hope for a new owner | Bangor Daily News

Closure looms for cannery amid hope for a new owner – Bangor Daily News.

Good time to wet a line (Fishing season is open in Maine) | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram

Good time to wet a line (Fishing season is open) | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram.

Maine offers free fishing weekend

Maine offers free fishing weekend

Ice shack Shangri-la

You have got to check out this story in the Lewiston Sun Journal. And scroll down to the bottom of the story to see a couple photos of this truly palatial ice shack. (Never in my wildest dreams would I have ever believed that I would write a sentence in which “palatial” and “ice shack” would be somehow connected.)

There is no byline on the story posted on the website or I would have added it. Below is the top of the story.

Tanya Ouellette was shopping at the corner store when she overheard a conversation about homeless people living on the frozen lake.

“Those aren’t homeless people; that’s us,” Ouellette said.

She and her husband Kevin spend night after night each winter with all the comforts of home – a full kitchen, wood floors, surround sound, two televisions, a wood stove, a bathroom complete with a shower (no hot water) and a doorbell. Their home just happens to sit on a foot of ice.

“I have the best of both worlds — ‘American Idol’ and ice fishing,” Tanya said.

Click here to read the rest of the story.