Tag Archives: Maine in winter

What is ice fishing really about? At Great Pond, it is not just the fish

American flags on a jeep

400 plus souls gather in a field of ice. Three boys toss a ball for their dogs. A silver-blue Miata cruises with its top down. Fires dot the expanse, and a small group huddles around each one, warming hands and roasting hot dogs. It is the annual Great Pond Fishing Derby. Fish are the reason […]

Why is it so warm when it’s so cold?

The thermometer reads nine degrees, but it feels rather warm out. This is the flip side of early October, when anything below fifty makes me shiver and go hunting for my gloves. I guess I have been hardened off, just like a tomato seedling in June venturing from the greenhouse to the big mysterious world […]