In Summer’s Heat, this Striper Angler’s Focus Shifts to Cool Coastal Waters
Jesse Goodwin is a skilled – and passionate – striped bass fisherman. A resident of Orr’s Island, he knows where the lunkers hang out, and once he catches them along the rocky surf-line, he releases them to fight again.
We feature Jesse on the cover of the July, 2019 issue of The Maine Sportsman, and in our view we’d be hard-pressed to find someone who so singlehandedly represents all that is good about fishing along the Maine coast.
Inside the issue, we list the lucky winners of the First Annual Maine Sportsman Youth Writing Contest, which was a roaring success, attracting submissions from Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont and Massachusetts. And we’ll be printing many of these youngsters’ stories in the pages of the Sportsman, starting this month with “Sebago Solitude,” an outstanding submission that won Nolan Raymond first prize in the “Maine – Junior” category. Congratulations, Nolan!
We also use this issue to preview the unveiling of our rules for the new Catch-and-Release trophy fish patch club, which we will describe in more detail in our August issue. There are a lot of catch-and-release anglers out there, and they deserve their own program of recognition. Establishing this new club will result in Maine joining the majority of other New England states in developing a way to document the capture of big fish while still allowing their return to the water.
The July issue also includes in-depth information about food plots for whitetail deer. We were fortunate to convince food plot expert Mike Farnham of “More Wildlife” in Barre Vermont to sit down for an interview. And we are just as fortunate that our “Young Maine Sportsman” columnist Luke Giampetruzzi has some food-plot experience of his own, and his plots are accomplished on a small, manageable scale. Between the two articles, the authors cover the gamut of options, from a max-plan to minimalism.
In other insightful columns and special sections:
· Steve Vose relates the top 5 ATV upgrades for hunters
· Christi Holmes walks us along the southern half the Appalachian Trail, heading for Maine
· Bill Graves covers The County, and also contributes a bear hunting special/pictorial
· Ed Pineau tells us about the unjust result that he and his best friend Island Boy are not multimillionaires
· Barry Gibson (Saltwater) and Tom Seymour (Midcoast) cover mackerel fishing, and
· Our favorite retired Warden, Lt. Bill Allen, relates “The Great Snowmobile Caper.”
All this and a great deal more, including turkeys, bass, trout, ticks, traps, trucks and antler points, are found in our eighty (80) pages of content, offered for you, our loyal readers.
So we hope you enjoy reading the July issue as much as our columnists and editorial staff enjoyed assembling it.
If you’ve got something to say, write us a short letter to the editor (providing photos, if you’ve got them), and email everything to Will@MaineSportsman.com.
Give us a call at 207-622-4242, and talk with office manager, Linda. Subscribe or renew your subscription, either on the phone or using the “Subscribe” link at our website, www.MaineSportsman.com. Keep in touch as a Facebook friend.
And thanks once again this month to our informed readers, to our many distribution outlets and to our loyal advertisers.
Will Lund, editor