Monthly Archives: January 2014

New plan ends bitter battle over bait and brook trout

NOTE: Please answer my brook trout one-question survey, in the Sportsman’s Say Survey, on my website,, before February 11 so I can present the results to the legislature’s IFW Committee. Make your voice heard!   Maine’s Fish and Wildlife Department amazed me today when they brought together angling interests who have been battling for years […]

Rubber lures won’t be banned in Maine – yet

Despite finding substantial problems caused by rubber lures, Maine’s Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife will not recommend that these lures be banned. Fisheries Biologist Dana DeGraaf presented a report today from his agency that was ordered up by the legislature’s Inland Fisheries and Wildlife Committee last session, after the committee hosted a public hearing […]

Gene Letourneau honored in new sportsmen’s survey

Press Release – January 23, 2014 Contact: George Smith, 207-293-2661, Gene Letourneau honored in new sportsmen’s survey A new survey that gives sportsmen an opportunity to voice their opinions on key issues is being named for long-time outdoor newspaper reporter Gene Letourneau. “The Sportsmen Say Survey,” says its creator George Smith of Mount Vernon, […]