Randy Spencer is a Master Maine Guide based out the Maine town of Grand Lake Stream. In addition to guiding, he is a freelance writer, a songwriter, and a voiceover artist. In 2008, Yankee Magazine named Spencer one of the “25 People You Need to Meet Most This Summer.” His first book, Where Cool Waters Flow, was named the Best Book of 2010 by the New England Outdoor Writers Association.
When I returned home from Township Unknown just before midnight, the phone message machine was flashing “1,” and just that fast, my two remaining days off evaporated. That’s because it was June, the money month. In June around here, if you’ve got a guide’s license and you’re willing to work, you will. The message was from a lodge owner who’d...