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“Schooled”

April 13, 2010

– I may be the teacher in the classroom, but lately I’m the one getting schooled on the fishing front.

One of my students showed me a picture of some trout he caught this past weekend and I just knew I had to post them. While everyone else (including myself) has used the excuse “the water is too high” lately, it’s nice to see somebody man up and just get to fishing. A+ work for sure bud, the crew salutes you. Show the fella some Up’North love!

A 2fer! One of my students with some nice Maine Brookies in the early Spring.

“Hi my name is Sam Valley and I’m from Holden, Maine and I love to fish. I enjoy all types of fishing; fly fishing small streams and ponds, ice fishing, and trolling lakes. The two pictures I have are from several trips I have made this year. The picture with the salmon (below) was taken this February. I caught that fish on a very pretty night, as the picture shows (below), during the last hour of sunlight. This fish actually got me second place at the fishing derby I was entered in; if I told you which one that would give away my secret spot . (Good Man!)
The picture with me and the trout (above) was actually taken this past weekend at small pond I fished. The water was quite high but that didn’t stop us from being very successful. (Big risks = Big Rewards).

Thank you Mr. Rioux (For those of you slubs The Roughfisher and company that don’t actually believe I’m a teacher),

Sam

I kicked Mr. Valley a few streamers and a couple secret weapons from the Up’North library for his troubles, and you better believe I’ll be expecting some pictures when he puts them to use throughout the season. I’d like to thank him once again for the pictures and story, which were by far the highlight of my day! It’s always nice when the classroom environment includes a little fishing chatter!
Tight Lines,

-Ben

5 Comments leave one →
  1. Sam permalink
    April 14, 2010 7:23 am

    Dude thats a brook trout, the only fish in the pond are brookies.

    • April 14, 2010 7:54 am

      Roughfisher, I believe we owe the young gentleman an apology. I checked the stocking reports and only found a few ponds where Splake were stocked. I’ll confirm the pond name with him today (wont ask him to share it on here), but as far as I can tell upon further investigation it really doesn’t have clear cut differences from the other fish. What tipped you off? Originally I thought the tail, but now I’m not so convinced. That lower fin is also white tipped if you look closely.

      Anyway, here is a site for the differences for anyone interested! Either way they are solid fish!
      http://www.troutfishinghelp.com/blog/labels/splake.html

      Tight Lines
      -Ben

  2. April 13, 2010 9:27 pm

    Dude, that fish on the left is a splake.

    Nobody said we didn’t believe you were a teacher. We just couldn’t believe the State was gonna leave you alone unsupervised with minors. Just sayin.

    • April 13, 2010 11:13 pm

      Eassssssy good Sir. Law suit in the making. hahahaha

      and YES, you are correct Sir, good catch. Keeping me honest.

  3. April 13, 2010 7:46 pm

    Hang in there bud, I went through a similar student teaching slump. When it’s all over though, you have all summer to show them whats up.

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