Written by Linc Bedrosian
It will come as no surprise that lobster is Maine's most valuable catch.
But the state's second most lucrative fishery, valued at around $35 million, is a mystery to most.
That's because elver fishing is typically done in the middle of the night and the entire catch is shipped off to the Far East.
Between March and the end of May, some 950 licensed elver fishermen will spend their nights wading in icy rivers trying to catch baby eels which are smaller than a toothpick.
"It's different every year," said veteran elver fisherman Tim LaRochelle. "Some years you catch em all early. Other years you can go right up to the last day."
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