I'm new to this site, but I've been reading your posts for the last couple of years(Awesome)! I live and hunt in the Guilford area, mostly hunting on rivers and ponds. But when the freeze up starts we head south to the Freeport area. We have had pretty good luck there over the years but it's a 2hr +/- drive on a Saturday morning...good thing gas is cheap! I didn't know if anyone had any suggestions or ideas on some others areas closer to home Searsport/Belfast etc, and how the launches were. Well look on the bright side, a week from now most of us won't be writing or reading on this site as we speak!!!