May 2017: Fishing with Shelley

Reel Life- Start ’em young!

by Shelley Wigglesworth

It’s never too early for kids to learn about fishing! Here are some shots of youngsters gaining firsthand knowledge about salt water fishing while enjoying the many benefits of being on the water!

Start ‘em young! Captain Tim O’Brien F/V Mad Dog, Kennebunkport and Saco, ME with his daughter and granddaughter, showing the youngest generation bait fish for blue fin tuna fishing.
Adam Fleming and his son Caleb deep sea fishing on the F/V Noreaster, Kennebunkport, ME
Captain Mike Perkins of the F/V Nor’easter shows a youngster how to jig for fish.
Wicked Tuna Captain Dave Marciano talks fish with a young fan onboard the Yankee Freedom in Gloucester, MA during a special trip fishing with fans.
Delani, Kaden and Damon Beal show off the stripers they caught with Capt. Bruce Hebert of Libreti Rose II Fishing Charters in Kennebunkport, ME
Kids reelin’ ‘em in on the Yankee, Freedom Gloucester, MA

Shelley Wigglesworth is an award winning freelance journalist from Maine specializing in at-sea stories,  maritime topics and the commercial fishing industry. She is also a part time mate for  Captain John’s Charters on the Island Prince and the deep sea fishing boat the Nor’Easter. She has fished with, worked with and written about some of the best fishermen in the business including National Geographic Channel’s Wicked Tuna captains Dave Marciano, Dave Carraro, T.J Ott and Tyler McLaughlin. Her work appears regularly in the following publications: National Fisherman Magazine, Commercial Fisheries News, Points East Magazine, Yankee Magazine Online, Coastal Angler, Neighbors of the Kennebunks, Maine Boats, Homes and Harbors, Maine Lobstermen’s Association’s  Landings,  The Biddeford-Saco Journal Tribune, York County Coast Star and The Bangor Daily News.