New elver licensee Awesus Mitchell goes for the gold as season opens – video

NOBLEBORO, Maine – Awesus Mitchell stood at the Nobleboro Town Landing at noon Friday and eyed the icy Medomak River beneath him, preparing to claim his lottery prize. The proud winner of an elver fishing license, he had been at the landing since 8 a.m. Friday, and “stakin’ this spot out for a couple of weeks.” “It’s a good, anxious feeling,” he said. “It’s like I’ve won the lottery … I didn’t get much sleep last night.” continue