Beal Pond Offers Fantastic Fall Fly Fishing For Quality Size Brook Trout

[caption id="attachment_3087" align="alignright" width="346"] Beal Pond has a reputation for producing quality size brook trout.[/caption] By MDIFW Fisheries Biologist Liz Thorndike The nights are getting cooler as fall is approaching (if you don’t believe me, Dunkin’ Donuts is already serving pumpkin spice coffee!) and sportsmen’s thoughts are shifting from fishing towards hunting.

Electrofishing At Night Reveals Secrets About Bass Populations

[caption id="attachment_2949" align="alignright" width="386"] The electrofishing boat has two booms which deliver an electric current into the water.[/caption] By MDIFW Fisheries Biologist Jim Pellerin Each year during late May and early June, the regional office gets a phone call or two about some strange things happening during the wee hours of the morning on some local lake or pond.  I even had one call

No Size Or Bag Limit On Salmon Under 16 Inches?!?!? Yes, It's True At Aziscohos Lake

[caption id="attachment_2851" align="alignright" width="441"] A healthy Aziscohos salmon which was trapnetted and released this past fall.[/caption] By MDIFW Fisheries Biologist Dave Howatt Anglers planning a fishing trip to Aziscohos Lake in the northwestern Maine should be aware of new regulations designed to improve the health of the fishery and provide anglers with a chance to catch

When Angler Numbers And Habits Change, Regulations Change To Enhance A Fishery

Foggy morning on the Foxhole. Photo courtesy of Dan Legere.

Salmon Fishing On Bog Lake Improves With New Public Access Site

[caption id="attachment_2804" align="alignright" width="395"]An angler has a flag on Bog Lake photo by Raymie Scanlon[/caption] By MDIFW Fisheries Biologist Jacob Scoville Maine’s fisheries biologists are charged with preserving, protecting, and enhancing the inland fisheries resources of the state for all to enjoy here in Maine

Fishing and Social Media: Your Secret Spot Isn’t a Secret Anymore

By MDIFW Fisheries Biologist Jason Seiders We’ve all seen it, and some of us are guilty of it. Someone catches a big fish and they can’t wait to share it with their friends. A nice photo of a happy, smiling angler holding a big fish.

Cold Winters and Hot Togue Fishing on Sebago Lake

By Assistant Regional Fisheries Biologist Nick Kalejs Thanks to a frigid start to the ice fishing season, many of Maine’s lakes have had the chance to accumulate a solid base of ice. While ice can never be considered completely safe without careful consideration, especially given changing ice conditions due to recent warm weather, many anglers have found that this season has provided plenty of opportunity to find thick ice and get in some quality fishing time.

Winter Is Baitfish Dealer Inspection Time

[caption id="attachment_2702" align="alignright" width="396"] Bio Specialist Kevin Gallant conducts a Baitfish Dealer Inspection.[/caption] By Merry Gallagher, Native Fish Conservation Biologist Did you know that IFW manages some fisheries for commercial harvest?  Most anglers are certainly aware that the live fish that they may use as bait are often wild caught from Maine waters by either themselves or

IFW Successfully Saves And Restores Arctic Charr Population In Northern Maine Pond

[caption id="attachment_2399" align="alignright" width="448"] IFW Fisheries Biologist Frank Frost holds a Big Reed Arctic charr.

With ice-out, Rangeley, Mooselook and Richardson Lakes Should Offer Some Fine Fishing

[caption id="attachment_2287" align="alignright" width="507"] Large, plump salmon are often the reward if you are willing to dress warmly in order to troll Rangleley Lake right after ice out.[/caption] By IFW Fisheries Biologist Dave Howatt Based on our records, the average ice-out for Rangeley Lake is about May 3, but this year a couple of warm days and high winds moved things ahead and official ice-out was decl