Monday, February 24, 2014

In Search Of Togue

The tradition lives on! Another great road trip in the books for Sebago Lake's annual lake trout derby. The fishing was tough, but everyone managed to put a togue on the ice. Being the only fools without a snow mobile, I can safely say that we worked harder than any group out there trudging through two feet of snow. The 22.42-pound beast of a trout that won the derby was a welcomed reminder of the potential that Sebago holds, but it's all about the good times and camaraderie that keep us coming back. A special shout out to Wayne from Maine for hosting us again--can't wait for next year!

Wednesday, February 19, 2014


It's been quite a while since I last posted here, but thankfully it's been all for good reasons. Most importantly, my wife and I finally purchased our first home in the town that we both grew up in. So around Thanksgiving, my free time underwent a major priority shift from fishing and writing to sanding and painting. We've had a lot of help from great friends and the transformation of making this house into a home has been unbelievable. There is still a long way to go, especially turning the basement into a respectable man cave, but I've been reminded on many occasions by longtime homeowners that the work will never end.

Another big development since I last posted here is that I've decided to continue my education after taking several years off. I'm currently enrolled in an online masters program, which is a new style of learning for me. It has further cut down my time on the water, but it's an opportunity too good to pass up and something that I believe will pay off in the long run.
It hasn't all been house and school work though. Of course I had to sneak in a couple ice fishing road trips this winter, which I hope to share here at some point down the line. In the meantime, here are few photos to give a small clue what we've been up to at the new digs.  Be well and tight lines!