Alewives are here and running!

It's that time of year when the anticipation of spring becomes almost unbearable. I've seen them in the talons of ospreys for a week and known that they have been staging in the mouth of some rivers (probably waiting for the water temperature to be right), gotten calls about coves full of fish, but today I finally saw some photographic evidence of the fish starting to run upstream in to fresh water in a Midcoast Maine pond. The stripers will be here any time now!

Dip netting for lobster bait. Gerry Mortin photo from Facebook.

Dip netting for lobster bait. Gerry Mortin photo from Facebook.