Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Bummer for the Maine Brookie

George Smith of Downeast.com lamented recently the notable absence of his state from Outdoor Life's list of best sporting towns in America.

George agrees that Maine's big-game hunting resources are pretty thin, especially with the decline of the deer herd in the northern half of the state. But he's got one on Outdoor Life--a full 97 percent of the country's remaining native brook trout swim in the great state of Maine. That says nothing for the landlocked Atlantic salmon that call this wild state home.

I've yet to have the pleasure to fish in this remarkable place, but someday I plan to make the trip and chase brookies where brookies belong (and, no, I won't eat one).

Sorry, George. But in my book (the one where brookies matter), Maine's just great.

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