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Fishing Maine

EZFishing brings you Maine's most comprehensive list of fishing locations, providing interactive maps that show each location's GPS coordinates, nearby facilities (like restaurants, gas stations, marinas and fishing shops), their current and forecasted weather and, if available, their water conditions.

Registered users can rate fishing locations, post their personal/public notes and also tag them with information about fish species generally caught there as well as the most common and effective fishing techniques.

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Maine Fishing Resources

Fishing regulations and licensing, guides/outfitter services and local fishing clubs in Maine.

Maine Fishing Regulations

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Maine Fishing License

Purchasing a fishing license you are helping to preserve the environment and also ensure that future generations can enjoy fishing as you are. Among other things, your fishing license fees support fisheries and hatcheries management, education programs about fishing and conservation, protection of endangered species.

Here it is where you can get your fishing license.


Links to Maine Government Agencies

Here are a few websites of Maine's agencies involved in regulation and conservation.

Maine Fishing News

Check out what is the latest fishing buzz in Maine.

  • Scallops scuffle pitting small boats against big
  • Small boat fishermen say the conflict has arisen in the northern Gulf of Maine, a critically important fishing area stretching roughly from Boston to the border of Maine and Canada. At issue is the fact that the northern Gulf of Maine is fertile ground for
  • Gloucester Daily Times
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  • 2/20/2017 6:22:00 PM
  • Maine, home of some 6,000 lakes, ponds, offers free fishing
  • AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) - It’s a terrible weekend to be a fish in Maine, but it’s almost over. The state’s free fishing weekend that began on Saturday continues Sunday. Anyone can fish for free without a license on Maine’s waterways during the weekend.
  • Washington Times
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  • 2/20/2017 1:55:00 AM
  • 'Free Fishing Weekend' -- keeping an old Maine tradition alive
  • BANGOR, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Fishing is a big tradition in Maine -- in the winter, you can find plenty of people out on the ice; 'Free Fishing Weekend' gives everyone a chance to drop a line. Bill Stewart ventured out onto Pushaw Lake in Bangor with his
  • WCSH6
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  • 2/20/2017 12:11:00 AM
  • Plan aimed at preventing lobster bait shortage up for debate
  • WISCASSET, Maine — Fishing regulators say public hearings will take place on a plan to make the Atlantic herring fishery run more smoothly. Herring are a key fish on the East Coast because they are important bait for lucrative species, especially lobster.
  • The Republic
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  • 2/19/2017 6:19:00 PM
  • Lots of opposition to simplifying Maine’s fishing rules
  • The legislative hearing on my proposal to organize a Commission to simplify Maine’s complicated fishing rules drew very little support, although five members of the IFW legislative committee cosponsored the bill. Most disappointing was the opposition of ..
  • fiddleheadfocus.com
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  • 2/19/2017 6:53:00 AM
  • Maine offers free fishing weekend
  • AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Fishing is free on Saturday and Sunday on Maine's waterways, meaning anyone without a license can fish on the state's nearly 6,000 lakes and 30,000 miles of rivers and streams. Republican Gov. Paul LePage says he hopes more people ...
  • The Daily Progress
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  • 2/18/2017 7:44:00 PM
  • Fish this weekend free in Maine
  • AUGUSTA, Maine – Whether on open water or ice, fishing is one of the most popular activities in Maine. Maine’s nearly 6,000 lakes and ponds and more than 30,000 miles of rivers and streams offer endless opportunities for the thousands of residents and ...
  • fiddleheadfocus.com
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  • 2/17/2017 6:49:00 AM
  • The Fish Study Guide
  • According to Moore’s biographer Linda Leavell, the poem was inspired by Moore’s trip to Maine with her mother and brother in the summer of 1917. This trip also inspired “A Grave,” a piece often associated with “The Fish.” The poem is forty ...
  • gradesaver.com
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  • 2/16/2017 12:18:00 AM
  • Researchers study how Fundy fish respond to tidal turbines
  • To find out if this is the same at this site or not, compared to other sites," said Viehman. As a grad student, she studied a tidal turbine deployed in Maine. She said her research found fish veering away about 100 metres upstream. In the Minas Passage ...
  • CBC
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  • 2/11/2017 10:31:00 AM
  • Regulators considering new herring rules
  • The Atlantic herring is an important bait fish that's caught off of several East Coast states, especially Massachusetts and Maine. The fishery suffered from supply issues last summer, which caused a bait shortage in the lobster fishery. The Atlantic States
  • Gloucester Daily Times
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  • 2/8/2017 9:08:00 PM
  • Scallop Fishing Areas Closed to Prevent Over-Exploitation
  • PORTLAND, Maine (AP) Maine fishing regulators are implementing targeted closures in several scallop fishing areas to try to protect the valuable shellfish from over-harvest. The state Department of Marine Resources says the closures will take place in ...
  • Newsradio WGAN
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  • 2/8/2017 2:31:00 PM
  • Striped bass fishing ruled could be eased
  • A draft of new rules is expected in May. The striped bass has been fished commercially from Maine to North Carolina over the past 15 years. Fishermen have caught more than 5 million pounds of the fish every year since 1997.
  • Robesonian
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  • 2/8/2017 1:13:00 PM
  • More liberal rules might come to striper fishery
  • A draft of new rules is expected in May. The striped bass has been fished commercially from Maine to North Carolina over the past 15 years. Fishermen have caught more than 5 million pounds of the fish every year since 1997. It is the official state fish of
  • Gloucester Daily Times
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  • 2/8/2017 12:35:00 AM
  • Scallop fishing areas closed to prevent over-exploitation
  • PORTLAND, Maine — Maine fishing regulators are implementing targeted closures in several scallop fishing areas to try to protect the valuable shellfish from over-harvest. The state Department of Marine Resources says the closures will take place in Casco .
  • The Republic
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  • 2/8/2017 12:32:00 AM
  • Fish & Game Assoc. to host Kids’ Ice Fishing Derby Feb. 15
  • Wiley Pond has again this year been opened by the state for kids-only (under 16) ice fishing for the month of February. The Maine Dept. of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife stocked the pond with brook trout this past fall, specifically for ice fishing.
  • Boothbay Register
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  • 2/7/2017 1:35:00 PM
  • A civil exchange on fish numbers
  • He traced his own fishing history and that of his legendary family (look up Beal Island in Maine sometime, and his grandfather Capt. Austin Beal tended one of the lighthouses on Thacher Island from 1945 until 1948). He talked of old salts taking him under
  • Gloucester Daily Times
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  • 2/5/2017 9:58:00 PM
  • Upscale 801 Fish shuts down in Leawood
  • The menu included oysters, clams and Hawaiian Ahi Tuna Tartare on the raw bar and entrees such as pan roasted Chilean sea bass for $40, and a whole roasted, crab-stuffed, live Maine lobster for $50. “801 Fish’s menu appeals more to the national ...
  • The Kansas City Star
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  • 2/4/2017 5:19:00 AM
  • Fishing managers seek to avoid another herring shortage
  • PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Interstate fishing regulators are considering new rules to help the herring fishery run more smoothly in the future. The Atlantic herring is an important bait fish that's caught off of several East Coast states, especially ...
  • The Dispatch Clay Center
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  • 2/1/2017 8:33:00 PM
  • Fishing managers seek to avoid another herring shortage
  • PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Interstate fishing regulators are considering new rules to help the herring fishery run more smoothly in the future. The Atlantic herring is an important bait fish that's caught off of several East Coast states, especially ...
  • News-Times
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  • 2/1/2017 7:57:00 PM
  • Lobster fishermen question new fishing restrictions
  • Fishermen seek lobsters off of New England and Canada, with the U.S. fishery based mostly in Maine. The southern New England lobster fishery is a small piece of a larger American lobster fishery that was worth a record of more than USD 620 million at the .
  • FIS
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  • 2/1/2017 5:38:00 PM
  • Fishing quota for expensive elvers could change in 2018
  • PORTLAND (AP) — Interstate regulators say the fishing quota for Maine's expensive baby eels could change in 2018. Fishermen are allowed to catch about 9,700 pounds of the eels, which are also called elvers, every year. They are shipped to Asian ...
  • Sun-Journal
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  • 2/1/2017 11:37:00 AM
  • New restrictions on lobster fishing could be picked by May
  • PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Interstate fishing regulators could select new restrictions for the declining southern New England lobster fishery by May. Lobster fishing is experiencing a boom, and prices have also been high. But the species has dwindled in the ..
  • The Sun Chronicle
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  • 1/31/2017 7:29:00 AM
  • Maine Fish Chowder Recipe by Bar Harbor Foods
  • Easy, Delicious Fish Chowder made especially flavorful by the inclusion of Bar Harbor Fish Stock, made from sustainable fish rack, fresh vegetables and white wine Bring to a boil; lower heat. Add Fish cut into large 3 to 4 inch pieces. Add Cracked Pepper .
  • blog.usfoodsafety.com
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  • 1/30/2017 11:54:00 PM

Maine Guides/Outfitters

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Maine Fishing Clubs

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