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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

Are you familiar with the fishing regulation in Maine?
It is never a bad idea to check it again before your next outing.


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.

  • Plan for scallop fishing lottery passes key hurdle
  • PORTLAND (AP) — A plan to create a fishing license lottery to get new people into the scallop fishery has passed a key hurdle in the Maine Legislature. The Joint Standing Committee on Marine Resources unanimously approved the proposal on Feb. 14.
  • Journal Tribune
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  • 2/20/2018 2:09:00 PM
  • Body of Missing Maine Shellfisherman Located
  • The body of 62-year-old Delbert Caler, a shellfisherman from Harrington, ME, was discovered on the morning of February 15 by a local fisherman working with Maine Marine Patrol after he was reported missing earlier in the day. Marine Patrol received a ...
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  • 2/19/2018 3:59:00 PM
  • Plan for Scallop Fishing Lottery Passes Key Hurdle
  • PORTLAND, Maine (AP) A plan to create a fishing license lottery to get new people into the scallop fishery has passed a key hurdle in the Maine Legislature. The Joint Standing Committee on Marine Resources unanimously approved the proposal on Feb. 14.
  • WGAN
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  • 2/19/2018 2:22:00 PM
  • Chefs serve fish straight from the can
  • and The Shop, a retail store and oyster bar in Portland, Maine. Inspired by the history of Maine’s canneries, The Shop features a selection of international tinned fish and caviar from Ramon Pena, including sardines, octopus and mussels in different ...
  • Nation's Restaurant News
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  • 2/16/2018 10:12:00 PM
  • 2018 Maine Boater-Safety Course Schedule
  • The Maine Dept. of Inland Fish & Wildlife is currently offering the following boating-safety courses for 2018. Additional courses may be added at a later date. Note: Persons 16 years of age and under 18 years of age MAY NOT operate a personal watercraft ..
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  • 2/16/2018 7:13:00 AM
  • The RAMKAT in Winston-Salem to Open March 9-10
  • Scrub Pine is a smoky North Western mining town. It is a capsized fishing boat off the coast of Maine. It is a Spanish bayonet in a Floridian cypress swamp. With influences ranging from Neil Young to The Eagles, and Low to Lambchop, Scrub Pine is a healthy
  • Yes Weekly
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  • 2/9/2018 7:11:00 PM
  • Letting Nature Do The Work
  • Since 2009, the Service and partners have removed or replaced more than 507 barriers to fish passage from Maine to West Virginia, reconnecting more than 4,020 miles of rivers and streams and 19,300 acres of wetlands. Partners across the Northeast have ...
  • usfwsnortheast.wordpress.com
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  • 2/9/2018 4:53:00 PM
  • Managers approve rules for better lobster catch data
  • PORTLAND, Maine — Interstate fishing managers say they have approved a new set of rules for lobster and crab fishing that they expect will improve data collection about the two valuable species. The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission approved ...
  • The Republic
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  • 2/8/2018 2:43:00 PM
  • Council waits on state for new cod, haddock limits
  • Sometimes it's even better to have a backup plan. The New England Fishery Management Council has one of each for its recommendations to NOAA Fisheries on recreational Gulf of Maine cod and haddock bag limits for the 2018 fishing season. Now the council is
  • Gloucester Daily Times
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  • 2/8/2018 5:35:00 AM
  • Al’s Goldfish, Coming Back To a Tackle Box Near You
  • Last year, I had the pleasure to meet Mike Lee, a small business owner from Maine who was promoting his fishing products at an outdoor writers meeting. He’s an engaging guy and we had much in common. A few days ago, we talked for a very long time about ...
  • odumagazine.com
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  • 2/7/2018 11:34:00 PM
  • Fishing Managers Consider Request for More Baby Eel Fishing
  • PORTLAND, Maine (AP) Fishermen from Maine are planning to use an interstate hearing to make the case they should be allowed to catch more baby eels. Baby eels, called elvers, are worth more than $1,000 per pound at the docks in Maine because of the ...
  • Newsradio WGAN
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  • 2/6/2018 7:02:00 PM
  • The Epic Fight Over the Enigmatic Eel
  • Late last year, the American eel management board for the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission announced that the “resource remains depleted,” but opted to maintain Maine’s elver quota of around 4,400 kilograms for 2018. For Feigenbaum ...
  • Smithsonian
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  • 2/5/2018 5:27:00 PM
  • Annual Kids’ Ice Fishing Derby February 17
  • 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 (IF&W) stocked the pond with brook trout this past fall specifically for ice fishing.
  • Boothbay Register
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  • 2/5/2018 4:27:00 PM
  • Constitutional amendment to protect hunting and fishing rejected
  • The Maine Constitution will not be amended to include a right to hunt and fish. This proposed Constitutional amendment was championed by the Sportsman’s Alliance of Maine and the National Rifle Association. At a work session on the proposed amendment ...
  • georgesoutdoornews.bangordailynews.com
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  • 2/5/2018 10:52:00 AM
  • Feds keeping red crab harvest at same level
  • The crabs are fished for use as food, usually as fresh-picked meat or frozen legs. They have been brought to shore from Maine to Virginia over the years. The biggest producer in recent years has been Massachusetts. NOAA says there were no overages in 2017
  • Gloucester Daily Times
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  • 2/4/2018 7:21:00 PM
  • Smelts, beloved by ice fishermen, continue comeback
  • BOWDOINHAM, Maine — Smelt fishing is a winter tradition in northern New England, where people pan fry them and eat them whole. The fish are the subject of a popular Down East Maine festival every year, and are featured prominently in supermarkets and ...
  • The Republic
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  • 2/3/2018 3:42:00 PM
  • Fishing managers: Oil drilling in Atlantic is a bad idea
  • PORTLAND, Maine — Northeast fishing managers say offshore drilling for oil and gas off New England and the mid-Atlantic states is a bad idea because it could jeopardize marine life and industries. The New England Fishery Management Council agreed to send .
  • WRAL.com
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  • 2/3/2018 11:46:00 AM
  • Editorials from around New England
  • Stein's law: If something can't keep going forever, it won't. Maine's lobster industry is near the peak of a historic boom, making it the state's most lucrative fishery. In the last 30 years, lobster landings have increased from 20 million pounds a year to
  • WRAL.com
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  • 2/3/2018 11:44:00 AM
  • Recreational Cod Fishing to Stay Shut Down in Gulf of Maine
  • PORTLAND, Maine (AP) Fishing managers are recommending that cod remain off limits to recreational fishermen in the Gulf of Maine. Cod were once harvested in colossal numbers from New England waters, but the population has collapsed in the Gulf of Maine and
  • WABI-TV | WABI
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  • 2/2/2018 9:40:00 PM
  • Maine shutting down more scallop areas to protect harvest
  • WHITING, Maine — Maine officials say the state’s shutting down a few high traffic scallop fishing areas to prevent overfishing. The Maine Department of Marine Resource is closing Sand and Machias bays and Lower Englishman Bay starting on Sunday.
  • The Republic
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  • 2/2/2018 7:34:00 PM
  • Maine Coast Stripers
  • The rocky coast of Maine provides a breathtaking backdrop to a summer day of fishing for striped bass. Chris Megan joins Captain Peter Whelan of Shoals Fly Fishing and Light Tackle to try a unique method of fishing live mackerel for shallow-water stripers
  • onthewater.com
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  • 2/2/2018 1:10:00 AM
  • Research shrimper: Trawls better every week
  • There are days when Joe Jurek must feel the loneliness of the long-distance shrimper, a solitary figure in the Gulf of Maine as the only Massachusetts commercial fisherman allowed to harvest coveted northern shrimp from a fishery just entering its fifth ..
  • Gloucester Daily Times
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  • 2/2/2018 12:52:00 AM
  • Native Fish Coalition
  • Founded in Maine, Native Fish Coalition (NFC) has expanded into New Hampshire and Vermont and are looking to expand even further. NFC is an apolitical, all-volunteer 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. We formed to address what was falling through the crack
  • midcurrent.com
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  • 2/1/2018 1:10:00 PM
  • Annual Michael J. Rowe Memorial Ice Fishing Derby is set for Feb. 17
  • Rowe Memorial Ice Fishing Derby will be held Saturday, Feb. 17. The event will run from 6 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Wilson Lake, coinciding with the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife’s Free Fishing Weekend. Any person whose license has not ...
  • Daily Bulldog
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  • 1/31/2018 5:37:00 PM

Maine Guides/Outfitters

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Maine Fishing Clubs

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