Fisherman Photo Essay Topics


quiet 80-mile stretch north along US 1 separates Portland, Maine from Penobscot Bay, the heart of the nation’s lobster industry. Every summer, hoards of tourists pump into the region for the Maine Lobster Festival, hungry to sample the famed local catch. By comparison, the rest of the year here feels isolated and empty, and the small, blurred-together towns that claw their way around the coast are busy at work to meet the global demand for authentic Maine lobster. For the lobstermen who call this area home, there is no off-season, and unpredictable waters make their jobs difficult and dangerous throughout the year.
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The average day aboard a lobster boat is long — 14, 15 hours — and feels longer still with little sleep, filled with hard and steady labor. Bait and oil both being costly, operating a professional vessel is expensive; most captains must set a high-level pace simply to break a profit. Crews are highly synchronized, each member with his own task that involves hauling hundreds of heavy traps out of the water, too often with few lobsters or none. To protect the healthy breeding stock, the industry is strictly regulated: lobsters too big (over 5 inches) or too small (under 3.25) are thrown back, along with all egg-bearing females, notched at the tail to indicate their off-limit status. Keepers are banded and stored, and the traps are re-baited before being tossed back in the water. What little breaks do exist for harvesters are filled with casual cursing, copious amounts of processed foodstuffs and the occasional firing of an AK-47 off the stern at competing boats’ buoys (Maine’s gun laws are notoriously lax). This is a day in the life of a Maine lobsterman.

Testing the Jacket

Grundéns has become the standard in quality, water-proof gear for professional fishermen around the globe. Recently, the brand’s extended to lifestyle-wear with with the same pro-grade offering, the Brigg 310. We tested it in Maine with with the crew of No Worries. Click here to read this story.

A 'reel' fisherman

A fish story

A fisherman lives here, with his greatest catch

A Fishy Ride - I used this on an LO with me going on a kiddie-ride called "Fishing Trip" (Fisketuren it's the original name), but why not use it for an LO about fishing trips? I'm sure there's alot of different areas to use this title as long as one has a little imagination! :)

A REEL good time

A REEL good time

A river runs through it

Any fish in there?

At the sound of my name, fish tremble

Born to fish, forced to work!

Buoys will be Buoys

Catch and Release

Catch of the Day!

Catching the big one

Caught on Fishing

Early to bed, early to rise, fish all day, make up lies

Field and stream

First Catch!

Fish Arizona (or Utah, etc.)

Fish More....Work Less

Fish Stories Told Here

Fish tremble at the sound of my name.'s what's for dinner

Fishin' Wishin'

Fishing Tales

Give a man a fish and you will feed him for a day, teach a man to fish and you can get rid of him all weekend.

Go Fish!

Gone fishin'

Gone Fishing

Good catch

Good Things Come To Those Who Bait

Good things come to those who bait.

Here Fishy Fishy

Hook, Line and Stinker

Hook, Line, and Sinker


Hooked on Fishing!

I came, I saw, I fished

I'm A Little Yellow Fish

If the hat's missin', I've gone fishin'.

If wishes were fishes

It's not Really about the Fish

Just Add Water

Little Fisherman

My Little Fishing Hat

Oh Crab!

On a Fishin' Mission

Reel Girls fish!

River Man

She fishes too


Something Fishy

Sushi anyone?

TGIF - Thank God I fish

TGIF-thank God I fish

The Big One Got Away

The Catch of the day

The catch of the day

The fish that didn't get away

The fish that got away

There is always a little boy in the old man gone fishing

We're going to catch the big one

We're Hooked... On Fishing!

What a whopper!

Wishing good fishing

Women want me, fish fear me

Work is for people that don't know how to fish!

You should have seen the one that got away-it was this big

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