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Louisiana native Mark Stroud, 62, who lived in New Iberia for a total of 11 years and fished in and around the Atchafalaya Basin, holds a 3-pound class bass he caught in 2021 in Pleasant Lake in front of his shoreline home in Stetson, Maine.

STETSON, Maine – Like he did so many years ago when he lived in New Iberia and fished the Atchafalaya Basin, Mark Stroud checked out fishin’ holes Wednesday on Pleasant Lake in front of his house near Stetson.

His fishin’ holes, however, are true fishin’ holes. Before Stroud wets a line, he must drill a circular hole through approximately 12 inches of ice.