Atlantic Salmon Update: Maine angler lands first legal salmon since 1999

On the other side of the country, where Maine fisheries officials recently opened the first Atlantic salmon season in seven years, Beau Peavey of Glenburn hooked the first legal salmon since the 1999 closure--a 12-pounder below the Veazie Dam on the Penobscot River Wednesday morning. The experimental catch-and-release season designed to bolster public support for the state's salmon restoration continues until Oct. 15. Click here for the story.