Tuesday 207: Brothers & Bass

painting by Jessica Ives


From the Orvis Guide to Family Friendly Fishing, by Tom Rosenbauer:

The first family fishing trip should be a short one. It should be timed carefully to coincide with the very best time of the year for panfish, small bass, or juvenile saltwater species because your goal is for every one to catch a fish. If possible, I’d advise you to take only one other person at a time on this first trip…. Too many bodies creates chaos, resulting in a disappointing experience for everyone.

We were not disappointed. Then again, we were not beginners. For the first time in our adult lives my brothers and I were all in a boat — a small canoe — together, fishing. And fish we did. The trip was not short. The day was beyond beautiful. We all caught bass, some of them not small.


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Tuesday 207 paintings are exclusive to The Maine. They depict the land, the light and the people that make this state a state of wonder. Jessica is editor of The Maine and writes occasionally as The Outsider.