By Capt. Gus Cane
There are several ways to effectively release chum without making a mess of the boat. The key is to disperse the material into the water at a steady, even flow rate. Release too much and the targeted fish stuff themselves on the chum instead of the baits. Release too little and they might not feed at all.
A mesh bag with a drawstring top is the most popular choice for dispersing frozen chum blocks. Various sizes are available—just make sure they are large enough to hold the block. Mesh bags require minimum effort and they can be reused; to clean, tie off on a cleat and drag it through the water during the run back in. Disposable ones are also now available from various tackle shops. Cheap mesh laundry bags from discount retailers are another disposable option.
A Perfect Match for the Tidewater Line of Boats
By Amy Lignor
When learning about the state of Maine, the motto is one thing that truly stands out: “Dirigo.” This Latin word meaning “I Direct” or “I Lead” certainly fits perfectly when speaking about a true leader in the boating community that can be found in Maine by the name of Yankee Marina & Boatyard.
A family-owned, full-service marina, YM&B is now in its’ sixth decade of granting to boaters the highest quality marine and specialty technical services they could possibly want. Located on six acres along the protected west bank of the Royal River, boaters are not only enthralled by the menu of services offered, as well as the staff that’s available all year long, but they are equally thrilled to dock in this location and find themselves bowled over by the beauty of Yarmouth.