I’m not sure you
can’t find fish
anywhere in Maine. The fishing season is so
short that there is
virtually no fishing pressure anywhere.
Today we fished the Penobscot River about 30
miles north of Bangor,
where you might think you would see someone on the river. In our 4 hour float we
didn’t see one single fisherman.
Maybe that’s why today was a
fish-fest as we
caught a journey record 69 fish - which bested our previous record of
50 from North
Our guide Kevin Tracewski showed
us some new tricks with some Rapala lures and we in turn showed him
tricks ourselves that payed off big.
Kevin’s drift boat had a 5 hp
outboard mounted on it, which gave us some
big advantages in covering a lot of shoreline as we zig-zagged down the
hitting the hottest spots for 10 miles.
The television stations in Bangor
came out in force
today as all three major stations caught up with us at the boat ramp. Taylor
is certainly getting some great public speaking experience that will
later in life – certainly much more than he ever imagined or
morning we will be meeting up with a
journalist on the Deerfield
who is out of Boston
representing National Public
Radio. We still
haven’t heard from Oprah
yet – does she like to fish?
The competition is heating up
between the two of us to see just who will win the fish count race with
States to go. Here’s
the fish count so
Dad (324 fish); Taylor (287 fish)
with a Grand Total to Date of 609.
Taylor is just
behind me and knows that the States coming up favor him – so
he’s got a decent shot.
Last night we arrived at our RV
site near Bangor in
late afternoon so I decided
to treat Taylor
to a movie out – we went to see Transformer II. Taylor
liked it. It put me
to sleep, but just
about anything would at this point I guess.
On our drive south to Massachusetts we hit some hard
rain around Portland,
been to Portland
three times and it seems to always be raining here.
Today was also our last long drive at 350
miles – a huge relief. We’ve
13,150 miles so far. We’re
talk about what we need to take with us to Alaska