Monthly Archives: February 2013

Pals team up to double-hook, land 20-pound lake trout

Fish stories come and go. The one that got away. The one that didn’t. Huge fish. Tiny fish. Things you thought were fish, but turned out to be boots, or rocks, or logs. Add to those this doozy: Two men. One fish (hooked twice). And plenty of on-ice lobbying before one allowed the other to […]

Carter won $12,900 at Bassmaster Classic

A quick update from the weekend’s Bassmaster Classic in Oklahoma: Jonathan Carter, the Orrington native who became the first Mainer to compete at tournament bass-fishing’s biggest event, took home $12,900 by earning 17th place. The top 25, with total weight caught and the prize breakdown, according to a B.A.S.S. press release: 1. Cliff Pace, 54 […]

Orrington angler still seventh in $1.2 million Bassmaster Classic

It was not a fluke. Jonathan Carter, a 30-year-old first-grade teacher who grew up in Orrington, followed up a stellar first-day effort in the prestigious Bassmaster Classic with another solid day of fishing, remained in seventh place, and stands in contention for the title in a fishing tournament with a $1.2 million total prize pool. […]

Orrington angler says cold weather won’t bother him at Bassmaster Classic

As Jonathan Carter prepared for the opening day of the Bassmaster Classic on Thursday evening, he admitted that the weather he’d been experiencing just outside of Tulsa, Okla., had reminded him a bit of home. “Today it has been pouring and about 40 degrees,” Carter said. “[Friday] it’s going to be a high of 34 […]

Want to go fishing? Free weekend on tap, derbies abound

If you’re looking to spend a day on the ice and like to add the spice of competition to your fishing adventures, this is the weekend for you. Fact is, you probably won’t be able to throw a snowball without hitting a fishing derby organizer this weekend. A pair of factors have turned this weekend […]

Weather forces change at U.S. National Toboggan Championships

When a toboggan race is postponed due to snow, you know you might have a pretty hefty winter storm on the way. And that’s the case this morning: Officials of the U.S. National Toboggan Championships, with racing originally scheduled to begin on Saturday, announced minutes ago that Saturday is a no-go. Instead, all racing will […]