Lake Saint George – Trap Net Results Mean Very Good Things for the Upcoming Winter Fishery

  By MDIFW Fisheries Biologist Wes Ashe The Saint George River flows approximately 50-miles from its headwaters in the town of Liberty to its estuary in Thomaston. Along its route, the St. George has long stretches of flowing riverine habitat and seven lakes encompassing nearly 3,000 acres. The river and its lakes are productive and […]

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Private Landowners Key To Success Of Wildlife And Fisheries

By Assistant Regional Wildlife Biologist Brad Zitske Working as a wildlife biologist for the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife in the busiest region in the state means I spend a lot of time talking with people. In fact, we tend to work with people more than we work with wildlife itself. Many wildlife […]

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Maranacook – Central Maine’s healthy, but vulnerable trout and salmon fishery

By Assitant Regional Fisheries Biologist Wes Ashe Maranacook Lake is an 1800-acre water in Kennebec County, and is one of the jewels in the Winthrop lakes region.  Maranacook is almost like two lakes, with its northern basin that is relatively shallow and approximately 700 acres, and the 1,000 acre south basin that reaches depths of […]

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Salmon Fishing On Bog Lake Improves With New Public Access Site

By MDIFW Fisheries Biologist Jacob Scoville Maine’s fisheries biologists are charged with preserving, protecting, and enhancing the inland fisheries resources of the state for all to enjoy here in Maine. One important piece of the fisheries management puzzle is public access to state waters. This was certainly evident at Bog Lake in Northfield where for […]

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Fishing and Social Media: Your Secret Spot Isn’t a Secret Anymore

By MDIFW Fisheries Biologist Jason Seiders We’ve all seen it, and some of us are guilty of it. Someone catches a big fish and they can’t wait to share it with their friends. A nice photo of a happy, smiling angler holding a big fish. Maybe a caption saying “The fishing is great on (choose […]

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American Sport Fish Society Recognizes Maine for Arctic Charr Restoration

Last week, our Fisheries Division received national attention for their work restoring native Arctic charr to Big Reed Pond in northern Piscataquis county. The American Fisheries Society presented fisheries biologist Frank Frost with their Sport Fish Restoration Outstanding Project award in recognition of the Arctic charr restoration project on Big Reed Pond. The annual Sport Fish […]

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