Monday, July 13, 2009

Handmade Fishing Lures

On a recent fishing odyssey that started in Maine at Pemaquid Beach and ended at Kings Beach in NewPort, RI I was fortunate enough to meet a number of fishermen who were friendly and open to sharing details on the best fishing spots all along the rocky coast.

One of these individuals was a super nice guy from PA who owns and operates AOK Tackle ( He provided me with several free samples of his hand made fishing lures. Including the pictured "Nut Bunker Spoon" made out of solid Brass and decorated with genuine buck tail.

He and I swapped fishing tales all the while casting into high winds and angry seas at Kings beach in Newport, RI. If anyone is interested in checking out some high quality original handmade fishing lures (they just don't make them like this anymore!) I strongly encourage you to stop by his website and take a look!

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Stripers Hit the Maine Coast

Well, my fishing buddies tell me they are here but they don't want to take anything I am throwing at them. Fished for four hours Sunday on the western end of Pemaquid Beach without even a nibble to show for my exhaustive efforts. Used a blue fish rig with the orange and yellow foam balls and a striper slip rig both loaded with Mackerel and Herring (available frozen at the Wiscasset Trading Post, BTW). Oh well, that is why they call it fishing and not catching. After a miserably long week, it was refreshing to spend an incredible day breathing the crisp salt air and enjoying one of the few days this Summer when it wasn't raining!

Caution . . . when fishing on a busy beach keep your line high and pole positioned right at the water line and keep your eyes on it at all times. I had 10-12 "tourists" almost walk right into my fishing line and one swimmer who almost got snagged.
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