The Maine
An artful dialogue about the wonders of the state.

Tag: river

Spring Salmon, Grand Lake Stream

painting by Jessica Ives Land-locked salmon have been swimming in the waters of Grand Lake Stream since the last ice age. It is home to one of the four native pools of land-locked salmon in the United States.  – from Fly Fishers Guide To New England +++ 207 Paintings post everyish Tuesday around 5:30am EST on […]

Magalloway

painting by Jessica Ives Fall fishing at its finest. +++ 207 Paintings post everyish Tuesday around 5:30am EST on both The Maine and jessicaleeives.com. Save thirty percent on a 4×4 inch oil on panel painting by making your purchase within the first week of its posting. Instead of $300 pay just $207, a number which just happens to be the […]

The One That Got Away

photograph and text by Jonathan Ives The parking lot below the Azicohos Dam was empty as we pulled in and turned off the truck’s engine. After three hours of driving in the darkness the sun was finally rising over the Magalloway River in western Maine. My father-in-law, Tom, and I left at 3:30 that morning […]

River, Branch, Sluice

Tuesday 207: Wading For Spring

painting by Jessica Ives The Sheepscot River is one of eight rivers in Maine that have Atlantic Salmon. These fish need the river’s clean gravel bottom to lay their eggs, and its rapids to aerate the water for their young. Because October is the month that these fish spawn, the Sheepscot and other rivers or streams […]

Tuesday 207: Many Men Go Fishing

painting by Jessica Ives Many men go fishing all their lives without knowing that it is not fish they are after. – Henry David Thoreau +++ 207 Paintings post everyish Tuesday around 5:30am EST on both The Maine and jessicaleeives.com. Save thirty percent on any 4×4 inch oil on panel painting by making your purchase within the first week […]

Tuesday 207: Cast

painting by Jessica Ives There is no such thing as the perfect cast. There are only casts that catch fish and casts that do not. – Kirk Deeter in The Little Red Book Of Fly Fishing +++ 207 Paintings post everyish Tuesday around 5:30am EST on both The Maine and jessicaleeives.com. Save thirty percent on any 4×4 inch oil on […]

Tuesday 207: Shaded Riffles

painting by Jessica Ives Riffle: A riffle is a rocky, shallow area in a stream where water cascading over rocks creates a noticeable surface disturbance. To identify a riffle, look for a choppy surface or whitewater spilling over shallow rocks into deeper water. A good riffle will fulfill all of the basic needs of a trout. […]

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