Well, since the story hit the web, along with that incredible photo of the 20+ pounder, spanning 40 inches long, life's been a bit of a blur for Benedict and Laine.
Let's just say, that photo got folks talking...and reaching out.
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"Yea just a lot of people congratulating us and asking how we caught it! What bait we used! How deep! Lots of engagement- people wanting to catch a fish that size!"
The couple said that it wasn't only people interested in catching fish that reached out, but they got another surprise when Outdoor Life magazine got in touch with them.
"A friend of the writer saw this story and forwarded it along to him! So thankful for whoever reached out to him!"
"Growing up reading that magazine made it surreal doing an interview with them! Hard to explain the feeling! Just beyond grateful!
"Their questions mostly were on our channel and what we are trying to do to inspire people to adventure outside and fish! And helping others catch more fish."
Amidst fielding all the requests for interviews and questions, Benedict and Laine have been working hard to edit the video of the catch...yeah, they actually caught the entire thing on camera, and they're debuting it on their YouTube Channel, Fishin4Adventure, at 7 PM Friday. You can watch it below.
So if the picture caught your attention and captivated your imagination, get ready to see how it all went down in real life!
15 Must-Have Items For Ice Fishing Season In Maine
Ice fishing is an excellent way to embrace the cold winter months in Maine. It will get you outdoors for some fresh air, it's family friendly, and a successful day could yield a tasty dinner. If you're new to the sport, we put together a list of gear you'll need for a fun, comfortable, and successful day on the ice. Some of these items are more essential than others. Some gear may not be essential at all, depending on how you plan to fish. Again, the items we listed are geared towards those who are new to ice fishing.
Before we get to the list, remember to dress appropriately for the cold weather. We didn't put warm outerwear on the list, but it's definitely a must-have. Dressing in layers is important to ensure you're warm enough throughout the day on the ice. If you start getting too warm, you can simply take a layer off. Hand warmers are also worth packing.
Take a Tour of Maine's 10 Longest Rivers
Maine is an outdoor wonderland, mainly due to its incredible terrain. One of those treasures is Maine's vast river system. In fact, its one of the more impressive ones in the country.
According to WorldAtlas.com, Maine has one of the largest systems in the United States, with the top 10 rivers all being over 75 miles.
Here is that list, which includes many nationally-known rivers.
Absolute Top 10 Necessities To Survive A Maine Winter
As the tundra begins to freeze over and as Mainers begin their seasonal refuge to the bunker, there are a few necessities needed in order to successfully make it to the other side, where the palm trees reside.
So, take heed and pay attention to our advice, because these are the exact necessities that will ensure your survivability, mental good health, and that you’ll eventually see another summer season up to camp.