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…

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: 7/17/17

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…

Saltwater Fishing Report: 6/5/17

Bigger fish are starting to mix in with the schoolie stripers that can be found throughout the Royal and Cousins Rivers.  The fish are actively feeding on small baits, such as juvenile herring and sand eels and seem to prefer white-colored baits. Max Polstein ‘(aka “Millinocket Max”) pulled a nice 26-inch fish from the stone…