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…

“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….

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…

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…

Saltwater Fishing Report: 8/28/17

As happens every August, the fishing has slowed somewhat as water temperatures rise. There are still fish in the Cousins River, although it can be luck of the draw whether you will run into them.  A falling tide seems to be the best, but that seems to be true with just about every river. Even…

Flounder Recipe

On a trip up to Tenants Harbor, we found a flounder in one of our lobster traps. Rather than tossing it back and passing up an edible gift, we took it home and cooked it up. With no prior experience, we made up our own recipe and surprisingly it turned out great. Along the way, I shot…

Tenants Harbor Lobstering

As striper season has slowed down, we turned to lobstering in Tenants Harbor for some excitement.  We still managed to fish for mackerel and pollock, and even snuck in some largemouth bass fishing on a nearby pond, but for a few days we were lobstermen. Liam Ireland has a student license and tends about 40…

Saltwater Fishing Report: 7/31/17

The stripers are in their typical summer pattern around island ledges and off the beaches.  The fishing has been great and white bucktail jigs with rubber paddle tails have consistently been the most consistently lure. The use of bucktail controls the sink rate of the jig and adding some white side feathers and flash gives…

Saltwater Fishing Report: 7/17/17

As the stripers have started to move out to the islands, so have I.  Liam Ireland recently invited me out to Chebeaugue Island for a couple of days and we were quickly pulling in fish. On the island, we were primarily using chunk mackerel right off the rocky ledges of the back side. The action…

Saltwater Fishing Report: 7/3/17

There has been an influx of shad at the mouths of the Royal and Cousins, which is enough to put striper anglers over the edge.  Although there is plenty of surface activity, the results are small bumps on offerings interrupted by a foul hook that makes an angler think he has a pretty big fish….

Saltwater Fishing Report: 6/26/17

Finals weeks and the end of the school year wreaked havoc with our fishing plans.  It seems that school administrators should take fishing into consideration when setting schedules.  But I digress. There were fewer school-sized fish in the Cousins and Royal this week and we had to work harder for hook-ups, but the increase in…

Saltwater Fishing Report: 6/12/17

The Royal and Cousins Rivers continue to produce good fish, but there was somewhat of a drop-off in numbers of boated fish this week due to the timing of the tides.  Bigger fish continue to move into the area and Liam Ireland caught a nice 27-inch striper in the shallows of the Cousins River.  Bigger…