Summertime – and the Bassin’ is Easy
… plus Maine’s “Naked & Afraid” Starlet, Side-by-Sides, the North Pond Hermit and More!
We Mainers are not about to let a few social distancing rules prevent us from getting outside and enjoying all our state has to offer this summer, and the June, 2020 issue of The Maine Sportsman celebrates the gradual reopening of our state by reminding us what a great place this is.
On the cover, a largemouth bass bursts upwards through the surface of a pond with a huge splash – perhaps leaping for a dragonfly skimming overhead. That big-bass theme is continued with a nostalgic look by veteran writer Bill Catherwood at classic topwater lures – from Jitterbugs and Dying Flutters to Rapalas, Hula Poppers and Flatfish.
And inside? Specials on bear hunting, ATVs, moose hunting and saltwater fishing – as well as a couple of surprises.
The first unexpected feature is an exclusive interview with Kate Wentworth, Maine’s delegate on this season’s airings of the Discovery Channel’s “Naked and Afraid.” We just know this Passadumkeag native will do us proud.
The second surprise is an editorial analysis of the 27-year exercise in extreme isolation accomplished by Christopher Thomas Knight, dubbed “the North Pond Hermit.” Does he qualify, we ask, as Maine’s pioneer in the art of “sheltering in place,” and what can his experiences tell us about our own survival in these unique times?
So enjoy this issue cover-to-cover, from the shared outdoors expertise of our regional columnists and the great stories from a retired warden and a youth writing contest winner, to the humor of national cartoonists and our own in-house unlikely outdoor sportster, Al Diamon.
We are still delivering or mailing our magazines each month to stores that are open or re-opening, so look for us at your nearest newsstand. And it’s a great time to ensure your own copy each month by requesting a print or digital subscription on our website, or by calling 207 622-4242.
Thanks for your continued readership support, and please take care of yourself while enjoying all that Maine – and The Maine Sportsman – have to offer.
– Will Lund, editor
The Maine Sportsman magazine