If you’ve ever spent time on a stream, pond, lake, or ocean with a fishing rod in your hand, you’ve got a story.
Come on, I know you have at least one.
Maybe it was the little mouth you cuddled under a submerged windfall or the silver landlocked salmon that made the leader’s banner fly – as soon as the net was below.
Maybe you’ve found the perfect whirlpool on your favorite creek and made a gorgeous brook trout take on an Adams dry fly. Or, just maybe, you hand pulled a 5 pound togue at the bottom of a deep lake and squeezed it through a hole in the ice.
So what’s the biggest, most unique, or most important fish you’ve ever caught? Better yet, show us your photos and videos!
We are introducing a new feature where you will have the chance to show off your fabulous fish.
I realize that ‘fabulous’ is in the eye of the beholder, but when it comes to the catch of a lifetime, nothing sparks more excitement or better stories than an angler at success that wound up a prize fish.
The point is to have fun seeing the one that hasn’t escaped (at least not until you’ve taken a cell phone photo).
I’m not asking you to âburnâ your favorite fishing spot, but we would like you to include your name and hometown, fish species, length and weight (if you know these details) and location. where you caught it. If you absolutely can’t reveal the lake, stream, pond, or ocean it came from, we’ll settle for the city or county.
Just to put you in the right mood to play the game, I’m going to explain my connection to the amazing fish pictured in the attached photo.
The man pictured is my paternal great-grandfather, Dr. William C. Kendall. He is pictured lifting this incredible landlocked salmon (scientific name: salmo salar Sebago), which he caught on August 1, 1907, fishing at Sebago Lake (home of the landlocked salmon) in Cumberland County.
The length is not recorded in the original photo, but the salmon weighed 16 pounds. It was reportedly landed the same day Edward Blakeley caught his giant 22-pound 8-ounce salmon, also at Sebago.
Blakeley’s fish remains, as far as I know, the state record for the species.
Now it’s your turn. Let the bragging begin.
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