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Where Can I Fish?

There’s nothing better than a day of fishing on one of Maine’s high-quality rivers, streams, brooks, lakes, or ponds in Maine, and SAM and NEXTera Energy Resources want to help you experience it. NEXTera’s great staff includes fisheries biologists and others who do some of the state’s best fisheries research and provide water access (including boat launches) on several Maine rivers. Check out the sources of information listed here for great how-to fish and where-to-fish advice – and get out there and fish today!
Start your Maine fishing adventure at the website of the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife where you can get information including recent fish stockings. And check out the newMaine Fishing Guide
Fishing Maine’s extensive saltwater? The Department of Marine Resources offers news releases and lots of links to interesting projects. Throughout the summer, check out Bruce Joule’s excellent advice about where the fish are biting and lots of useful data and other information.
Wondering where to launch your boat? The Department of Conservation provides an excellent list of boat launch facilities You can search the site by town or county, body of water, and tidal or freshwater.
Maine Public Reserved Lands
The state has an excellent map on their website of Maine Public Reserved Lands and there uses.
North Maine Woods
A region of over 3.5 million acres of top quality commercial forest land. Included within its boundaries are two of the most famous wild rivers of the Northeast – the St. John and the Allagash. North Maine Woods completely surrounds the Allagash Wilderness Waterway.
It is an organization. Landowners – big and small, corporations, individuals, and families have joined with Maine’s natural resource agencies in a partnership to solve today’s problems and plan for the future.
It is a spirit. Past and present; people and nature meet here. Men and women who make their living from the woods and those who relax here love this area. And through North Maine Woods, they work together to see that while they take forest products, fish, wildlife, and pleasure from this great region, they take nothing that will make it any less in the future than it is today.
Their website provides all the information you need on access, fees, maps, camping, simple rules and more.

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