The winners! Maine’s Fish Friendly ice shacks get new homes



“I won the shack?” Sen. Tom Saviello said Monday when he got the call. “I won the shack!” Sen. Saviello (R-Franklin) and Ben Starrett of Topsham, each won a Fish Friendly Ice Shack in a raffle to benefit Maine’s fish and other aquatic creatures. In an odd twist of fate, Starrett’s father, John, was one of the volunteers who built the ice shacks.
“I am very happy,” Ben Starrett said. “And I’m sure Dad will be very happy as well.”
Maine’s Fisheries Improvement Network (FIN), an alliance of forest landowners and managers, federal and state fisheries managers, sponsored the raffle and non-governmental organizations determined to improve Maine’s fisheries. Proceeds will be used to upgrade snowmobile stream crossings to improve fish passage and habitat connectivity. Snowmobile trails can impact stream crossings and fragment habitat just as roads do.

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Lure Fishing #153 – Flipping Tubes for Spring Smallmouth Bass



Total smallmouth bass in the video: 14
Total walleye in the video: 2

Best smallmouth bass in the video: 1:19 or 4:49
Best walleye in the video: 6:23

I was river fishing in New York during spring (mid May, 2016). I was flipping and jigging tube jigs for smallmouth bass in a river. I ended up landing a number of small bass while jig fishing.

This is one of many videos in the Lure Fishing series — watch others for triple-digit numbers of fish, trophy fish, the tips and techniques I pick up along the way, and more!

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