Lower Oxbrook Lake

Key Species: white perch, landlocked salmon, brook trout possible Best Way to Fish: canoe Best Time to Fish: June through September MAG: 35, A-3 Description: Lower Oxbrook Lake... Read more

Fishing: Splake

Splake are hatchery-reared coldwater game fish, the result of combining brook or speckled trout milt with lake trout eggs. While splake are physically capable of reproducing, in Maine... Read more

Fishing: Largemouth Bass

Largemouth bass, Micropterus salmoides, represent a new and growing sport fishery in Maine. Until recently, Maine anglers considered largemouths to be “trash fish.” Now, many anglers are aware... Read more

Sebago Lake

Key Species: lake trout, brook trout, landlocked salmon, brown trout possible, smallmouth bass, largemouth bass, white perch, black crappie, pickerel, cusk Best Way to Fish: boat, canoe Best... Read more

Wild River

Key Species: brook trout, brown trout, rainbow trout possible Best Way to Fish: wading Best Time to Fish: May through June MAG: 10, B-1 Description: This freestone mountain... Read more

Oyster River

Key Species: brook trout, brown trout possible Best Way to Fish: wading Best Time to Fish: April through June MAG: 14, E-2 Description: Oyster River is really a... Read more

Midcoast Maine

The Midcoast region displays the splendid irregularities of the Maine coastline. Coves, rocky points, peninsulas, and river mouths add to the stark beauty of this rugged shore. In... Read more

Fishing: Bullheads

Bullheads, known as “hornpout” in Maine, are found in vast numbers throughout the state. A small variety of catfish, bullheads are easily taken on worms or dead minnows.... Read more

Fishing: Cusk

Cusk, a type of landlocked codfish, inhabit most northern Maine lakes as well as some lakes in the central region. These fish are bottom feeders and are primarily... Read more

Fishing: Black Crappie

Black crappies exist in Maine due to accidental or illegal introduction. These fish first showed up in Sebago and Sebasticook lakes and are steadily extending their range. Maine’s... Read more

Presumpscot River

Key Species: brown trout, brook trout, landlocked salmon Best Way to Fish: wading Best Time to Fish: April through September MAG: 5, D-2 Description: Clear and cold, this... Read more

Fishing: Smallmouth Bass

Smallmouth bass, Micropterus dolomieui, abound in Maine, especially in the eastern part of the state. Unbelievably, some ponds contain so many smallmouth bass that there is no size... Read more

Nezinscot River

Key Species: brook trout, brown trout, smallmouth bass Best Way to Fish: bank, canoe Best Time to Fish: late April through early June MAG: 11, C-4 Description: This... Read more