offers fisherman over 6,000 freshwater lakes and ponds in addition
to 32,000 miles of rivers and streams. These waters are home to
a variety of trophy-sized fish, including trout (brown & brook),
landlocked salmon, togue (lake trout), large & smallmouth
bass, perch, splake and northern pike and pickerel. Lakes, ponds,
streams and rivers offer the thrill of the catch (then, most often,
the subsequent release) from ice-out to the end of September.
Limited catch-and-release fishing is also available in October.
winter, ice fishing provides even more opportunities for catching
trout, salmon, togue, pickerel, pike and perch throughout the
are available for one, three, seven and 15-day excursions, or
seasonal licenses may also be purchased.
coastal regions offer numerous spots for productive saltwater
fishing. For those who want to experience the thrill of deepwater
fishing, charter boats and head boats are available. Bluefish,
striped bass, cod, pollock, halibut, haddock, hake, cusk, false
albacore, tuna and shark are just some of the species the area
has to offer. Charter boats can accommodate up to six fisherman;
head boats can accommodate seven or more anglers. A license is
not needed for saltwater fishing in Maine, however fisherman must
comply with the restrictions.
more information about fishing charters, Registered Maine Guides
offering fishing trips and instruction, licenses, regulations,
seasons, limits, and area taxidermists, please see the following
a map of Maine (PDF file) click