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Freshwater Features

Tracking the Health of Acadia’s Lakes

Protecting the water supplies in Acadia.

Fly Reel Makers of Maine

Maine’s storied history of fishing tackle includes men who designed and built early salmon reels.

A Maine Tradition

Trolling for salmon is an art in relaxation. A seasoned angler has some good tips.

Bend in the River

A trip to Ireland, fly fishing, and memories.

Michael Vermette

Michael Vermette has become one of Maine’s foremost plein air painters. His most recent subject was the Allagash Wilderness Waterway.

A Little Lake Cottage with Vintage Charm

Renovation of a small camp on Megunticook Lake retains its period charm.

Tall tales and a trip down the Allagash

Photographer Dan Tobyne has written a book about the Northern Forest Canoe Trail. In this excerpt he recounts a trip down the Allagash.

Leeches, Snappers, Spiders, and Snakes OH MY!

Leeches, snappers, spiders, and snakes: lake monsters demystified

Perfect Cast

In his studio in southern Maine, Fred Kretchman carefully crafts exquisite bamboo fly-fishing rods.

Parmachenee Lake

Located deep within the northwest corner of Maine’s vast forestland, Parmachenee Lake is a bright jewel in the crown of lakes and ponds that comprise the state’s Rangeley Lakes Region.

Alluring Lures

A Seal Cove craftsman hooks fishermen with reproduction vintage wooden fishing lures.

Fish, Nature & Tradition

Three sporting camps: Grant’s, Lakewood, and Bosebuck Mountain, have been luring “sports” to western Maine for over a century.

The Penn Yan Named Penny An

A 1946 Penn Yan runabout has become a treasured family heirloom.

Speedy: The Boat That Moved Me

Vacations in Maine turned into something more permanent, thanks in part to a vintage Cruisers, Inc. Seafarer 202.

The Heart of the Sea

As dams are removed, reconnecting Maine lakes and the salty sea, alewife populations are rebounding. And that’s a good thing, biologists say.