Sharing The Passion…
Becoming a full-time Registered Maine guide has certainly been an adventure in itself. Meeting exciting people, developing lasting relationships and sharing extraordinary experiences has been the highlight in my career thus far. Being asked to join the list of quality contributors in Northwoods Sporting Journal has been an honor and privilege. The journey that has led me to this point is certainly something I will cherish for the rest of my days. The experience and message I have hopefully taught my two daughters are to go after what lies in their hearts and fuels their passion. I will continue to share my passion and follow my dreams with the help of my wife, friends, and colleagues. For all this and much more, I am truly blessed and grateful. A special “Thank You” to the folks at Northwoods Sporting Journal for giving me the opportunity to share some outdoor experiences and knowledge I have been fortunate to have known in my life.
From the very beginning of our company Twin Maple Outdoors, we have been enjoying and benefiting from Maui Jim classic collection optics for our Maine Outdoor activities. We are extremely proud and happy to be included in the Maui Jim family as an ambassador living and practicing a shared business model of world class customer service and product. Joining Maui Jim is certainly a natural and mutual beneficial fit. Guiding year round in Maine outdoor adventures warrants only the best sunglasses made. Maui Jim works and performs the absolute best for all that we do. Maui Jim helps us provide only the best customer service possible to our treasured customers!
Mahalo, Richard A. Yvon
Maui Jim Pro Ambassador – Richard Yvon ~ Twin Maple Outdoors
This year is an exception for a prolonged ice fishing season. For as long as I can remember the season has never been extended. So is it safe? There is today on most northern lakes 1 -2 feet of ice. Everyone feels safe on that kind of ice but wait… Let me tell you about a concern on our last trip. We left at our usual 5:00am for another ice fishing adventure. When we arrived at our put in everything looked closed in without a hint of melting. As we fished all day it was always riding in back of my mind, “I wonder what the shore line looks now as the outside ambient temps approached 50 def”. After fishing all day it was time to exit the ice. As we approached the edge to our amazement the edge was open and was questionable if I was able to exit the same way I went on! Luckily I am equipped with winch and Nebulus.
We exited without event and were on our way. I consider myself lucky with the trip and took away a valuable lesson. The first time and hopefully the last time we will encounter such a situation! So be mindful out there…. just because you can does not always mean you should. Ice fishers should always be careful of changing ice conditions. Always look for shaded areas away from inlets, outlets, and springs and in general, soft ice.
Thankful for an awesome ice fishing season with many laughs, memories and nice fish caught. Have fun, be a good sportsman and above all stay safe!
Tight Lines, Rich
Thank you to everyone for a great show season. We were very happy to be able and get out to visit all our friends including our Sports, Colleagues, and Promoters. We enjoyed supporting our partners… The Maine Highlands, Daddy Mac Lures, NuCast, Excel Outdoors, Jiffy Drills, Dexter Outdoors, Flex Spex, Tauten Sports, Coastal Angler – Boston and G3 Boats!
Our seminars went well as we promoted the State of Maine and All we have to offer in the out of doors! Our seminar ” The Maine Event” was filled with Maine fishing, hunting and recreation.
We are back at the guiding in Maine’s hard water and looking forward to our annual ice out. Our ice fishing this year has been awesome with some good fish caught. As we finish up the hard water season down east, we will host two more trips before wrapping up out gear and start prepping the boats. We are so happy to bring on Nebulus, Jiffy Drills and Excel Outdoors to our line up of quality sponsors. We know that these folks are top in the outdoor field! They will add value to our operation and customers delivering only the best products with wonderful customer service. Thank You!
Now is the time to book your spring and summer vacations here at Twin Maple Outdoors. Please don’t wait to the last minute! Dates are filling up fast ! Check out our latest short take video on spring Land Lock Salmon fishing in our drift boat on the West Branch! Book Now…
Just in time for this years ice fishing season!
Enjoy a past publication of Coastal Angler – Maine Edition by Richard Yvon of Twin Maple Outdoors
Twin Maple Outdoors…
is happy to announce our partnership with this extraordinary group of people from Living Lands & Waters. Together, we will be launching an Adopt the River Program for the Penobscot River in Maine. We are presently looking for folks to volunteer and help for this great cause so we can effectively leave our watershed better than we found it.
- To aid in the protection, preservation and restoration of the natural environment of the nations’ major rivers and their watersheds.
- To expand awareness of environmental issues and responsibility encompassing the river.
- To create a desire and an opportunity for stewardship and responsibility for a cleaner river environment.
If you are interested in volunteering your services?
About our NEW Partner,
Living Lands and Waters
Headquartered in East Moline, Illinois, Living Lands & Waters is a 501 (c)(3) environmental organization that was established by Chad Pregracke in 1998. Since the organization was founded, Living Lands & Waters has grown to be the only “industrial strength” river cleanup organization like it in the world.
Spending up to 9 months a year living and traveling on the barge, the Living Lands & Waters’ crew hosts river cleanups, watershed conservation initiatives, workshops, tree plantings and other key conservation efforts.
What started with one man has grown to ignite communities as we all work towards improving our nation’s waterways. Check out our history in our timeline or learn more about all the moving pieces that make us work.
Maine’s Spring Fishing
Maine Fishing Adventures with Twin Maple Outdoors
By Richard Yvon – Twin Maple Outdoors
Typically in Maine Ice Out starts in April and by the beginning of May, all the lakes and ponds are ready to start their open water season. Anglers from all over the state are itching to get their lines wet and partake in an annual ritual of Ice Out. To some, this time of year is almost as special as Thanksgiving!
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This month in Coastal Angler – Maine Edition – KAYAKS!!!