“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…

Hurricane Jose

For surfers, a small craft advisory is like putting slop out for pigs. Both are going to come running. As Tropical Storm Jose lingers offshore, swells have been hitting the East Coast and surfers are dusting off their wetsuits and heading out in search of big waves. I couldn’t resist the opportunity, but what I found was a…

Life Happens Outside Festival

I wish to speak a word for Nature, for absolute freedom and wildness, as contrasted with a freedom and culture merely civil—to regard man as an inhabitant, or a part and parcel of Nature, rather than a member of society. –Henry David Thoreau The Life Happens Outside Festival celebrates Maine’s outdoors and its passionate outdoor…

Seboomook Whitewater

This is my favorite spot. The water runs 24/7, there is hardly anyone on the river, and there are plenty of fun play spots. This is the best that Maine has to offer. The standard flow is 500+ cfs, but big rains can result in big releases and big loads of fun. Brookfield normally has…

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…