A Day with Ramsay Charters

With the stripers following bait out of the rivers to the island ledges and beaches, I joined Charles Ramsay of Ramsay Charters as we chased flocks of birds in search of schools of stripers. In addition to a pretty good day of fishing, I was also able to put together another installment of my outdoor film…

Smooth Ledge

The Rapid River is one of the premier whitewater runs in Maine and is made even more special by its limited availability.  Thanks to American Whitewater, there are at least 4 weekends of high-water releases every year for whitewater fun. Overall, the Rapid is a challenging Class IV read-and-react run with plenty of sharp rocks…

Criehaven Island Clean-up

When Luke’s Lobster teams up with United by Blue for an island clean-up, you know it is not going to be a picnic cruise to a local isle. At Tenant’s Harbor, you get the real deal. I had the opportunity to do a photo shoot of the island clean-up and the trip did not disappoint….

Films Featured by Orvis

A special thanks to Phil Monahan of Orvis for featuring my short film A Pretty Good Day on Orvis News and including White Clousers & Schoolies in a Orvis Weekly Fly-Fishing Film Festival post.  As usual, Liam Ireland was the fishing talent in both shorts. The Orvis News Post can be found below: Young Sam Marjerison is…

“White Clousers and Schoolies”

  Our normal fishing grounds in the Royal River have been inconsistent. This time of year is all about catching big numbers of fish and the Scarborough Marsh is the hot spot. We headed out for a perfect falling tide at Ferry Beach, but wind out of the East made us work for every fish….

“A Pretty Good Day”

Spring has sprung and trout season is in full swing. Liam Ireland and I took a trip to a not-so-secret spot on the Little Androscoggin for a day of fast trout and landlocked action. In addition to a pretty good day of fishing, I was also able to put together the second installment of my…

2018 Ice Fishing Recap

This was our winter– knee deep snow, school cancellations, and tons of fish. Although we fished hard and caught plenty of fish, most trips were taken without a camera in hand. With this in mind, here is film made from the few times that a camera was taken with us. Shot during trips to Range…

Outdoor Film Series

  As Mainers, we don’t always realize how easy we have it. Life in the Pine Tree State is very good indeed. In 2015, I started Dirigo Media to highlight my film and photo work and as a platform to provide services to the local community. Yet, I found myself putting only a selective amount of photo…

Winter Surfing in Maine

In Maine, a day off from school means a day on for surfing. When everyone is complaining about a storm moving up the coast, surfers are hitting the water for some fun. On a recent trip, I headed out with John Lane, Ethan Humphries, Nick Hutchins, Finn McLain and Jack Sharp. The swells were over…

Fall in Millinocket

The establishment of the Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument has been a divisive issue in Maine, but one truth stands out–the land around Millinocket is some of the best in the state. Despite our Governor’s denigration of Millinocket as a “mosquito area,” I would rather be in the woods and waters around Katahdin than surrounded…

North Branch of the Piscataquog

Although New Hampshire may not be known for its whitewater, the fall drawdown of its lakes provides lots of warm-weather creeking fun. The 2017 release on the North Branch of the Piscataquog did not disappoint. The P-Cat is the perfect river for anyone looking for an introduction to creeking and features abundant opportunities for boofs,…

Sailing to Jewell Island

In an attempt to cram in as much adventure as possible before summer ends, I recently headed out on a sailing trip to Jewell Island free from the fun-destroying supervision of adults.  Luke Weiser provided the 27′ Catalina and Eliot Erickson, Dylan Greenlaw, Taylor Davis, and I were happy to take advantage of his generosity…