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Fishing in Maine

There’s a defining moment inherent to fishing in Maine, that you’ll remember forever.

It’s that moment of clarity after your line is cast, the moment you begin your day of fishing. You’re focused, and yet relaxed, all at the same time. It’s that moment, when the only thing you’re thinking about, and the only thing that seems to matter, is fishing.

That’s the feeling you’ll remember, because that’s when you become yourself again. That’s the moment when life slows down, and you can see everything again. Hear everything again. Feel everything again.

When you fish in Maine, you become yourself again.

Whatever kind of fish you’re looking for, whether it’s a landlocked salmon or lake trout in one of our 6,000 lakes and ponds, or a striped bass along our thousands of miles of Atlantic coastline, you’ll find it all here. And you’ll find it in every season, in every area of the state.

But it’s the experience of it all that you’ll remember most. And there’s no better time than now.

A Registered Maine Guide can help make your fishing experience the best it can be. Maine Guides can be found at the Maine Professional Guides Association and the Maine Wilderness Guides Organization. The Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife provides fishing licenses as well as important information on fishing and boating.

Check out our fishing resources page, interactive map and the resources below. Then get started. Come here and cast a line. That’s how you’ll catch yourself again.

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