Grand Lake Stream News

Town News

Dave McCullough


On April 1st, Grand Lake Stream opened for fishing. It was a good turnout of anglers and everyone wanted to say they wet their hook on the first day the stream opened. There were mixed reactions to the amount of catches but everyone was pleased to be there. Folks went to the Pine Tree Store to warm up with fresh coffee and snacks and to sit on the “Liar’s Bench” to tell stories of their fishing experiences.  Come and be among the first to catch some of those great salmon that are waiting for your fly!

On behalf of the Women to Women group, we are pleased to announce a yard sale will be held on Friday, June 8th and Saturday the 9th at the Grand Lake Stream Schoolhouse.  Save the dates for some good shopping! As you go about your spring cleaning, please keep this yard sale in mind. We would very much appreciate any items that you wish to donate.  Any items for donation can be bought to the GLS Schoolhouse on June 6th or 7th. We are also looking for volunteers on June 6th and 7th to help set up for the event. Please let me know if you can spare some time to help.  Enjoy this lovely spring-like weather up here in GLS (or wherever you may be) and we look forward to seeing you!

From Arron Smith: “Things are winding down but we’ve still got a few days and nights left to knock off a few more deer killers.  Hunting has been difficult the past week or so because I believe the coyotes are preying on deer readily.  I’ve had reports of at least two deer found killed by coyotes and I can only imagine the numbers not found.  The snow conditions have favored the coyotes lately making baits go dead, and crust has held hounds and men at bay.  The only good thing we can say is that there are 79 coyotes that I guarantee aren’t killing deer right now.  Thank you hunters, this is how we make a difference in the deer herds.  Conditions are changing quickly now with the warmer temperatures hopefully tipping the scales back to favor the deer a bit more. Good luck and thanks for all your help.” PS: “Anyone with raffle tickets please contact me to make arrangements to get them back to me so we can draw the Predator Package winner”.

The final contest results are: Smith’s General store registered 32 coyotes, 13 males and 19 females. Partridge Farms registered 14 coyotes, 4 males and 10 females. Pine Tree Store registered 18, 14 males and 4 females. Whitney’s registered 15 coyotes, 8 males and 7 females.  The total purse is now $3,110 resulting in each coyote having a value of $32.60. Earl Smith had registered the largest male at 45.15 pounds and Jim Bollinger the largest female at 37.63 pounds.

The Bryant Pond Camp provides an excellent opportunity for young folks to learn about and love the outdoors of Maine.  In a previous occupation I was privileged to use this site for training activities. Contact the Learning Center at Bryant Pond for more info! Camp North Woods will again be held at and hosted by the University of Maine 4-H Camp and Learning Center at Bryant Pond. Camp staff and instructors will include Maine Game Wardens, Fisheries and Wildlife Biologists, Recreational Safety Coordinators, Information and Education staff as well as staff from Bryant Pond.  

Co-ed overnight camps for children ages 9-13 will be held July 15-20, 2018 and July 29-August 3, 2018.  This year, each week will accommodate 100 campers and will provide hands-on learning opportunities in a number of outdoor related activities in a safe and comfortable environment. Campers will be joined by their parent(s) or guardian(s) for the last day (Friday) of camp for a family field day. Because of the large number of applicants that apply, the deadline to apply for the lottery is April 6, 2018 at 11:59 p.m.

Your humble correspondent, Dave McCullough; 207-712-8294 or at