Dave and Clay were invited to visit the Maine Highlands! So they went and while they were there they stayed at the beautiful and rustic Wilson's on Mooshead Lake. The Wilson's took them fishing in the Kennebec River, where they caught dozens of brook trout and monster smallmouth bass! After fishing it was dinner at the beautiful Kelly's Landing restaurant. While there they got to hang out with local historian Liz from the Katahdin "Kate" Museum, Moosehead's Marine Museum and famous steam ship. The next day the weather turned bad, so they spent some time making friends and checking out the local businesses.
From Maine’s highest peak, Mt. Katahdin to its largest lake, Moosehead, The Maine Highlands offers great outdoor adventures, historic and cultural experiences, many culinary delights and unexpected entertainment opportunities. Located in the center of Maine, there are more than 200 waterfalls, miles and miles of trails for hiking, ATVing, and some of the best snowmobiling trails anywhere. The last or first portion (depends on your perspective) of the Applachian Trail is in The Maine Highlands. Known as the "Hundred-Mile Wilderness", it is said there are more moose seen there than on any other part of the trail. If you are looking for less moose and more music, head to one of our many festivals, the Waterfront Concerts series in Bangor, enjoy shopping boutique or mall style, or try some of our culinary delights and craft beers. Whatever your adventure, The Maine Highlands is a must visit while exploring Maine.
If you think your lot in life is less than stellar, consider the features in this episode: men charged with scooping up 35 tones of dead fish in under the hot Chinese sun, a pupfish killed by a naked drunk redneck on a binge, and a sea cucumber with an unwanted fish living in its butt that is eating it's gonads. Yep, your life could be worse. All this and a new FN challenge from our friends at FN West. This episode is one for the greatest hits album.
This episode jumps around more than a silver carp next to an Evinrude. Doc Martin talks about bowfin, the prehistoric air-breathing freshwater fish that turns out to be a fabulous sport fish. Fish in the News features the use of herpes to control invasive common carp in Australia, how a dead guy catches a massive carp and a fundraiser in the south that charges people to toss mullets from Florida into Alabama. Dave shares why he will never drink another Moosehead beer again and Clay shares his first story of learning to be a guide in New Hampshire at the New Hampshire Outdoor Learning Center. Hold on, cause this roller coaster of an episode may make you queasy.
New Hampshire Outdoor Learning Center
Back in the Maine Stream
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Dave from the Fish Nerds chats with Jesse Prunier and Jess Cole, who are making their fishy dreams come true at the Sumner Brook Fish Farm in Ossipee, NH.
In addition to selling trout for stocking, they have a pay-to-fish pond and they sell herbs and smoked trout. Jess runs the other family business, Sumner Brook Herbals.
The fish farming couple wear their hearts on their sleeves (and on the bumper of their Volvo station wagon)
It seems everything on the farm is fishy.
GALA : Global Awareness, Local Action. Jess is the president of the nonprofit with the mission to provide education and opportunity that empowers communities to thrive in the face of economic, environmental, and social challenges.
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"There" by Admiral Bob, 2008 - Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution (3.0)
"You're the Change" by unreal_dm, 2010 - Licensed under Creative Commons
Dave and Clay contemplate the finer points of angling in a multicultural world during this Sunday morning episode. Doc Martin amazes the Nerds with stories of the engineer goby that makes its kids bring the dinner home every night. "Fish in the News" features a Texas aquarium disaster, skydiving betas, exploding trout and bikini waxing. Dave quizes Clay about famous hats of the world, including the iconic FN baseball cap. The show wraps up with a compelling "Stump The Fish Nerds" question about what to do with lionfish.
Fish Nerd Nation - the place to buy a FN hat
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