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    Alewife fishing on the Sebasticook River - Michael G. Seamans/Morning Sentinel | of | Share this photo

    Tommy Keister hauls alewives from the waters of the Sebasticook River in Benton. Keister’s crew expects to bring in less than a third of its normal catch this year.

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    Tommy Keister, left, Ernie Wallace, center, and Brandon Simmons, right, haul alewives by the net load.

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    Alewife fishing on the Sebasticook River - Michael G. Seamans/Morning Sentinel | of | Share this photo

    Ernie Wallace, left, and Tommy Keister sell the alewives as bait to other lobstermen on the coast.

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    Alewife fishing on the Sebasticook River - Andy Molloy/Morning Sentinel | of | Share this photo

    Alewives arrive at the headwaters of Seven Mile Stream at the dam on Webber Pond in Vassalboro.

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    Larry Wellman, left, and Brandon Olsen harvest alewives at the headwaters of Seven Mile Stream at the dam on Webber Pond in Vassalboro. The men collected several crates of the migrating fish. Crates are selling for approximately $70 each as lobster bait.

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    Alewife fishing on the Sebasticook River - Andy Molloy/Morning Sentinel | of | Share this photo

    An alewife breaches Seven Mile Stream at the headwaters beneath the dam on Webber Pond in Vassalboro.

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    Alewife fishing on the Sebasticook River - Michael G. Seamans/Morning Sentinel | of | Share this photo

    Ernie Wallace, left, Tommy Keister, center, and Brandon Simmons, right, have been forced to the west side of the stream because of a broken turbine in the hydro-electric dam, making the fishing much more difficult.

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    Alewife fishing on the Sebasticook River - Michael G. Seamans/Morning Sentinel | of | Share this photo

    Tommy Keister, left, Brandon Simmons, center, and Ernie Wallace, right, carry a crate of alewives up the steep embankment of the Sebasticook River in Benton.

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    Alewife fishing on the Sebasticook River - Michael G. Seamans/Morning Sentinel | of | Share this photo

    Ernie Wallace fishes for alewives in the Sebasticook River in Benton.

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    Alewife fishing on the Sebasticook River - Michael G. Seamans/Morning Sentinel | of | Share this photo

    Brandon Simmons sets up crates to hold alewives in the Sebasticook River in Benton.

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    Alewife fishing on the Sebasticook River - Michael G. Seamans/Morning Sentinel | of | Share this photo

    Tommy Keister sets up crates to store alewives in the waters of the Sebasticook River in Benton.

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