The Brook Trout Project is off to a great start in 2017! Here are some of the highlights:
- So far, almost 40 volunteer anglers have signed up to survey remote ponds and coastal streams this spring, summer, and fall – already surpassing the total number of 2016 participants!
- Over a dozen stream surveys have already been returned – with more coming in every day!
- Anglers have caught or observed brook trout in a handful of streams, including coastal streams in the Penobscot Bay area and as far inland as Augusta.
Please consider joining these volunteers to help out with the project this year. We are still looking for more volunteer anglers. If you love brook trout and enjoy exploring remote places, this could be the perfect way to get out and fish some new and exciting places this year!
We are asking volunteer anglers to fish certain remote ponds and coastal streams that lack brook trout data. A list of the ponds and streams we need surveyed can be found on their respective websites:
- Remote Pond Project: www.tumaine.org/brooktrout
- Coastal Stream Project: www.tumaine.org/coastalstreamsurvey
Surveying is easy! Many streams along the coast of Maine from Kittery to Downeast still need to be fished. Grab your rod and a friend and go fishing! It’s that simple!
The remote ponds still on our list are just that – remote. However, we have three group survey trips planned this summer where we will lead you into areas that have high concentrations of survey ponds. We are planning to go to the St. John River Valley and Presque Isle areas in June, July, and September. Group trips are a fun way to meet other volunteer anglers involved in the project, get outside, and find some wild brook trout!
You can learn more about surveying or about joining one of the group survey trips by calling or emailing me at firstname.lastname@example.org, 207-221-8871.
I look forward to hearing about your adventures searching for wild Maine Brook Trout!