Podcast: Landlocked Salmon, with Jeff LeBree


Jeff LaBree out on the water during the Maine summer.
Photo courtesy Jeff LeBree

A number of listeners have been asking for a show about landlocked Atlantic salmon, and for that I can think of no one better than a native Mainer. Jeff LeBree has been fishing for “landlocks” in his native state for over 50 years, and for 17 of those . . .

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The Doc, the River, and Lessons Learned


Doctor Hays casts one of his Leonard bamboo rods--left to him by his father--on Maine's Rapid River.
Photos by Sandy Hays

Although I had been a fisherman since early childhood, I didn’t learn to fly-fish until I was in graduate school at the University of New Hampshire. My older brother, Brian, lived nearby, . . .

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Trout Bum of the Week LXXIII: Bill Bernhardt


The fertile waters of the Upper Connecticut River produce some fine brook trout.
Photos courtesy Bill Bernhardt

Bill Bernhardt is head guide at Lopstick Lodge Outfitters in Pittsburg, New Hampshire, and he has fished in the Granite State most of his life. However, he has also guided in Chile and cast flies . . .

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Video: Amazing Trout and Salmon Action from Labrador

Oh, man. Check out this stunning video from the backcountry of western Labrador, where they grow big fish of all kinds—brook trout, landlocked salmon, lake trout, and pike. Based on. . .

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Classic Photo: A Beast from the East, But Do You Know What It Is?


That's a trophy fish anywhere in the world, but it came from New Hampshire's Connecticut River.
Photo courtesy Lopstick Outfitters

Greg Inglis—who guides at Lopstick Outfitters in Pittsburg, New Hampshire—sent in this photo of a serious slab he caught while stripping streamers below Murphy Dam, on the Upper. . .

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Photos of the Day: Stephen’s Big Labrador Landlocks

This 6.5-pound lanlcokc salmon has been feeding heavily on something, based on that gut. Photos courtesy Riverkeep Lodge
Steve Murray, owner of Riverkeep Lodge on the Atikonak River n remote Labrador, sent in these great photos of his son, Stephen Murray Jr., showing off some sweet landlocked salmon. Longtime blog readers may. . .

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