Maine Penobscot River Smallmouth Bass  Day #39  State #42 July 21, 2009 06/13/09 Pennsylvania
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Tracewski Fishing Adventures
Guide: Kevin Tracewski
499 Brunswick Street
Old Town, ME 04468
Phone: 207-827-3110
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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, Maine 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 Dakota.

Our guide Kevin Tracewski showed us some new tricks with some Rapala lures and we in turn showed him some new 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 river 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 payoff later in life – certainly much more than he ever imagined or wanted.  Tomorrow morning we will be meeting up with a journalist on the Deerfield River 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 just 8 States to go.  Here’s the fish count so far.

Dad (324 fish); Taylor (287 fish) with a Grand Total to Date of 609.  Taylor is just 37 fish 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, Maine – I’ve 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 traveled 13,150 miles so far.  We’re starting to talk about what we need to take with us to Alaska and Hawaii next week.


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