Between the head of tide above Bangor to where it widens into the bay at Searsport, the Penobscot River shifts … More
Tag: Penobscot River
The Secret Life of Eels
OTHER MIGRATORY FISH get more attention than the American eel. Salmon is the king of fish; the alewife, the fish … More
Holtrachem mercury – It’s still here.
The Department of Marine Resources has closed upper Penobscot Bay to fishing after a court-ordered study found elevated concentrations of … More
How did U.S. presidents eat their salmon?
For eighty years, recreational salmon anglers on the Penobscot River in Maine upheld the annual tradition of giving the first … More
Penobscot River Restoration Continues with Removal of Veazie Dam
Restoration of the mighty Penobscot River became one step closer to reality on July 22, when hundreds of people gathered … More
Sturgeon Moon Rising
In June 2006 I was in the boat with University of Maine researchers when they caught the second and third … More
Spring Tradition: Anglers Vied to Catch Penobscot’s Presidental Salmon
This article appeared in the Bangor Daily News on March 30, 2012.One hundred years ago, a local fly-fisherman decided to … More
Redemption for the sea lamprey
Sea lamprey have a bad reputation as a flesh-eating monsters, but the sea-run fish are are native to the Maine … More
Welcome back, Alewives!
In May 2011, I rode a cargo ferry across Penobscot Bay to the island of North Haven with two Maine … More