The ‘mind-boggling’ journeys of one Atlantic salmon

By John Holyoke, BDN Staff • July 30, 2019 6:00 pm Your morning commute to work might be hectic and harrowing, but before you start feeling sorry for yourself consider the journeys that Charlie — the name given to a soon-to-be-famous Atlantic salmon … Continue reading

Hatchery receives 42,000 salmon eggs

SHERIDAN, Maine — On Wednesday, March 6, Atlantic Salmon for Northern Maine volunteers and the president of the St. John Basin Salmon Recovery Inc. transported approximately 42,000 eyed salmon eggs to the Dug Brook Hatchery in Sheridan, near Ashland. The … Continue reading

Great Turnout for Public Meeting on Ellsworth Dam

  • Penobscot Fly Fishers


    Join DSF Executive Director, Dwayne Shaw, and the Penobscot Fly Fishers (PFF) for dinner and a presentation on the state of sea-run fisheries and endangered salmon in Downeast Maine, at PFF's September meeting on September 4th, 2019.  Social hour begins at 5pm and dinner at 6pm with Dwayne's presentation to follow.  PFF meetings take place at the Penobscot County Conservation Association Club House located at 570 N. Main Street, Brewer.  For more information please contact

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  • Semianadromous or sea-run brook trout, commonly called "salters," may spend up to three months at sea feeding on crustaceans, fish, and marine worms in the spring, not straying more than a few miles from the river mouth. The fish return to freshwater tributaries to spawn in the late summer or autumn. While in salt water, salters gain a more silvery color, losing much of the distinctive markings seen in freshwater. However, within two weeks of returning to fresh water, they assume typical brook trout color and markings.