Memories that last a lifetime start with a fishing rod, a tackle box and the beautiful clear waters of Maine. Whether you stand on the banks of one of our 6,000 lakes or ponds, in the shallows of our dancing streams and rushing rivers, or cast a line from our more than 5,500 miles of coast, fishing in Maine is a great escape from everyday life. And it’s surprisingly easy to do. Because of its simplicity and the beauty of Maine’s natural environment, and since the state has been visited for centuries for its abundant fishing opportunities, a fishing excursion is easy and accessible for everyone in the family. Whether you fish from a canoe, a wooden dock, the shores of the ocean or a scenic lake or pond, a day spent wetting a line can be one of the best ways to relax, enjoy the view and spend time with family and friends.
Maine offers a world of difference: more wild brook trout waters than all the other states in the eastern range of the Appalachians combined; the last truly wild open spaces left in the East; the only state outside Alaska with landlocked Arctic Charr; and thousands of miles of rugged coastline. From its one thousand wild brook trout ponds managed for wild sustaining populations, its astounding catch rates of good-sized small mouth bass in that underutilized fishery, to a striped bass, bluefish and mackerel fishery, bluefin tuna, and shark, fishing in Maine is a way of life and an obsession common to thousands who travel to experience the hospitality of Maine outdoors. Come discover the difference.
The best news is that you can get there from here. Food and lodging, outfitters, backcountry maps, and help is as diverse and widespread as the fishery is in Maine. This website can help you find your way fast to the fishing experience of a lifetime. You are a link away from the top spots, access to remote backcountry, best times, hatches, tackle and how to get there.