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Fishing In Maine !!
There are several types of fishing in Maine. Freshwater, Freshwater Fly, Saltwater, Saltwater (Deep Sea), Saltwater Fly, and Ice Fishing. According to Mac McKeever of LL Bean, "Maine has world class fishing, and if your looking for coldwater rivers, pristine picturesque views, and diversity unmatched Maine has all the ingredients to make your fishing experience." Maine has a heritage of good fishing, people come to the state to fish, from all over the world. Tour operators and professional guides escort many, but its not too hard to find a great fishing experience in Maine. Within miles, of where you are, there might be 10-20 locations available. Common fish to catch are Brook Trout, Small Mouth Bass, Striper, Lake Trout, Landlocked Salmon, Blue Fin Tuna, Shark and hundreds more. Fishing is a huge sport in Maine, all year long. Maine has its abundance of water 6000 ponds, and 32,000 miles of rivers ,and of course the Atlantic Ocean, it is truly why the state is called Vacationland. Hook up with a guide, www.maineguides.com , reel in a charter, check out www.NorthernOutdoors.com, Odyssey Fishing, Three Rivers Whitewater, even stop by a Bait Tackle shop, there is probably one within casting distance from you. During the summer months you can even stay at a Fishing Camp. There are plenty of people to help you pick out the perfect spot to catch that fish in Maine! Freshwater Fishing areas are generally open from April - September, but that doesnt stop the Ice Fisherman...in the winter months.
Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlifewww.mefishwildlife.comMaine Department Of Marine Resourceswww.maine.gov

The Lure of Ice Fishing

Ice fishing is the activity of catching fish with lines and fish hooks or spears through an opening in the ice on a frozen body of water. Ice anglers may sit on the stool in the open on a frozen lake, or in a heated cabin on the ice, some with bunks and amenities. Icefishing gear is highly specialized. First, an ice saw or auger or chisel is required to cut a circular hole or larger rectangular hole in the ice. Power augers are sometimes used. A skimmer is used to remove new ice as it forms and to clear slush left from making the hole. During colder periods most ice anglers choose to carry a heater of some type. The heater is for warmth and it also keeps an anglers fishing hole from freezing. When temperatures reach -20 °F or colder it becomes very hard to keep a fishing hole open.