Dolomedes scriptus or tenebrosus, maybe?
Location: Fairfield, Maine USA
August 23, 2010 12:23 pm
I was heading fishing and found a colony or family of fishing spiders on the side of the dock. I think they were all the same type, but I could not be certain. The longest legged one was carrying an egg sac.
If we had to chose between the two species, we would guess that your Fishing Spider is Dolomedes scriptus based on this photo posted to BugGuide.
Yes, that does look correct. Thanks a bunch and keep up the great work on the site!