The streams and rushing rivers of Maine flow through one of the largest and most pristine wilderness habitats in the continental United States. Maine’s lakes and ponds are surrounded by dense green forests and bold mountains that beckon anglers of all skill levels. Maine’s waters are home to several species of fish that can provide exciting action for those willing to try their luck.
Fishing in Maine’s freshwater is surprisingly easy to do. Registered Maine Guides are in the business of helping you find the best places to fish, and can even provide you with a boat (if necessary) and gear. Friendly locals are also great sources of information on the best fishing spots and where to get gear. In addition, Maine’s many sporting camps cater to the visiting angler by providing access to boats and gear of their own; some might even share the location of their favorite fishing spot with you!
Please note that adults require a fishing license to enjoy freshwater fishing in Maine; licenses are available through outfitters, and at local drug and sporting goods stores, information centers and convenience stores throughout the state.