Earlier this week, we introduced you to local YouTubers Chris Benedict and Olivia Laine, the Waldoboro couple who landed a massive fish!
Well, ever since the story hit the web, with this incredible photo of the 20+ pounds, spanning 40 inches long, life has been a bit of a blur for Benedict and Laine.
Let’s just say this photo got people talking…and reaching out.
“Yeah, just lots of people congratulating us and asking us how we caught it! What bait we used! What depth! Lots of commitment – people wanting to catch a fish this size!”
The couple said it wasn’t just people interested in catching fish who reached out, but they got another surprise when they were contacted by Outdoor Life magazine.
“A friend of the writer saw this story and forwarded it to him! So grateful to whoever contacted him!”
“Growing up reading this magazine made it surreal to do an interview with them! Hard to explain that feeling! Just beyond grateful!
“Their questions were mostly about our channel and what we’re trying to do to inspire people to get outside and fish! And help others catch more fish.”
Amidst all the requests for interviews and questions, Benedict and Laine worked hard to edit the video of the capture…yeah, they actually filmed the whole thing, and they’re debuting on their YouTube Channel, Fishin4Adventure, at 7 p.m. Friday. You can watch it below.
So if the photo caught your eye and captured your imagination, get ready to see how it all turned out in real life!
15 Must-Have Items for Maine Ice Fishing Season
Ice fishing is a great way to embrace the cold Maine winter months. It will take you outside for some fresh air, it is family friendly and a successful day could make for a delicious dinner. If you’re new to the sport, we’ve compiled a list of gear you’ll need for a fun, comfortable, and successful day on the ice. Some of these elements are more essential than others. Some gear may not be essential at all, depending on how you plan to fish. Again, the items we have listed are for those new to ice fishing.
Before we get to the list, remember to dress appropriately for the cold weather. We didn’t put warm outerwear on the list, but it’s definitely a must-have. It is important to dress in layers to ensure you are warm enough throughout the day on the ice. If you start to get too hot, you can simply take off a layer. Hand warmers are also worth packing.
Take a tour of the 10 longest rivers in Maines
Maine is an outdoor wonderland, primarily because of its incredible terrain. One such treasure is Maine’s vast river system. In fact, it is one of the most impressive in the country.
Here is that list, which includes many nationally known rivers.
Top 10 Absolute Necessities for Surviving a Maine Winter
As the tundra begins to freeze over and the Mainers begin their seasonal refuge in the bunker, there are a few necessities needed to successfully make it to the other side, where the palm trees reside.
So heed and pay attention to our tips, because these are exactly the necessities that will ensure your survivability, good sanity, and eventually you will see another summer season until camp.