Wednesday, August 11, 2021

Striper Fishing Adventure on the Sheepscot River


Ben Audet with a Great Catch

On a beautiful Monday in the middle of June, Hamlin's Marine sent a battalion of eager Hamlin's Marine crew to fish the mighty Sheepscot River.  Our team was led by John Reynolds of Meadowbrook Guide Service, a valued customer and legendary guide in these parts.  

Tim Dutton, Hamlin's Waterville GM, is also a gentleman farmer.  He came up the day before to scout the river, and then stayed up all night preparing a feast for our crew that we ended up devouring later that night after 10 hours on the water.  

Check out this spread...

Our stable of boats included a Sea Chaser 20 HFC powered by a Yamaha VMax 150, a Carolina Skiff 23 Ultra Elite with a new Honda 225, and a Carolina Skiff 21 LS with a Yamaha VMax 115.  All told, we had over a dozen the poor fish were out numbered!

Carolina Skiff 21 LS Piloted by a Crew of Maine Maritime Cadets

One lively crew was our team of boat detailers and yard grunts from Hampden.  These boys are lifelong friends, and this was their final hurrah before they shipped out on the State of Maine as part of their education program with Maine Maritime Academy.  The boys were aggressive off the rocks...not sure how we didn't lose a lower unit or prop.  Dumb luck, I guess!

Ted wetting his line off a Sea Chaser 20 HFC

Andy Collar of Digital Spirit Media came along for this adventure and documented the action with drone and video footage.  He also spent some time interviewing us about the explosive growth of the recreational boat industry.  Take a look at this action packed video, and you will see how Hamlin's Marine is growing to meet the demands of our customers.