The Maine Sportsman, a monthly where-to-go-in-Maine outdoor publication, sponsors The One That Didn’t Get Away Club, which recognizes anglers who have caught trophy freshwater fish in Maine waters. A few Maine sporting goods stores carry club application cards. Otherwise, you can write or call The Maine Sportsman directly (P.O. Box 910, Yarmouth, ME 04096-0910, telephone 207-846-9501 or toll-free in Maine 1-800-6989501) to obtain application cards and a list of minimum weights for the different species. Qualifying anglers are awarded a membership card and jacket patch, and gain the satisfaction of belonging to the select group of anglers who have taken trophy fish. The Maine Sportsman also sponsors the Tacklebusters Club for saltwater species. The same address and phone numbers apply.
For a complete listing of state-owned and assisted boat-launching ramps, write to: Bureau of Parks and Recreation, Department of Conservation, State House Station 22, Augusta, ME 04333-0022, or call 207-287-3821. Boat ramps, as well as campgrounds and other noteworthy sites, are shown in DeLorme’s The Maine Atlas and Gazetteer, published by DeLorme Mapping, P.O. Box 298, Freeport, ME 04032, telephone 207-8654171.
Maine issues an annual summary of all waters stocked, with numbers and species of fish, dates, and locations. This list can be valuable when planning a fishing trip. For a current copy, send two dollars to: Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, 284 State Street, 41 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04333-0041.