Owners and workers fight for fish on the ponds of Maine

“Ice Fishing” by Willy D is licensed with CC BY 2.0. To view a copy of this license, visit https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

A few years back State Representative Matt Dunlap of Old Town, Maine made what turned out to be the most controversial decision of his political career: He tried to shorten ice-fishing season by a month and limit anglers to two holes per man.

“I found myself in the middle of a category five shit-storm,” says a surprised Dunlap, who sponsored the…