its even different from north to south in Maine. I'm as far north as it gets and our winters here are bone dry because we don't have the gulfs effects here. i can stand outside all day in -20f w/ the right gear. not so along the coast even if it doesn't get down to - temps!
Travis Johnson wrote:I never realized how "cold" Maine really was until I went elsewhere, like Minnesota and their winters. Yes it gets the same temperature like -20 below zero (f), but there I noticed it felt warm because it was a "dry" cold. In the summer they were humid because their 10,000 lakes were open and pumping out humidity, but when they froze over, a dry cold winter fell over the land.
Here, with the Gulf of Maine driving in salt sea air, it cuts right through any clothing, and it feels cold. To understand it, you have to be on the ocean where you have clothing washed in salt water, or fresh water; there is a huge difference in warmth. Naturally, on the water it is only a matter of time before sea-spray gets into your clothing and it is impossible to stay warm. In Janurary, even harder.
I never was a fishermen, but my first wife was. her father had a house out on Criehaven (Ragged Island on the maps), some 28 miles out, and it was interesting life, like finding little lobsters like this...
Marci Sudlow wrote:Respective of nothing to do with the topic of this thread, that is one enormous lobster, Travis. Impressive doesn't begin to describe it!
Ben Zumeta wrote:I asked why fisheries don’t set salmon max sizes, and got laughed out of the fisheries biologists’ meeting for NW California. Despite this following the head biologist pointing out how size is exponentially correlated with egg production, I guess they figured it was too much to ask of “sportsmen”.