Rural Maine is a haven for fishermen, with both fresh and salt water opportunities.

Saltwater fishing does not require a license and you are welcome to throw in a line almost anywhere along the coast, but freshwater fishing does require a license.

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The saltwater fish to be caught include: flounder, sculpin, cod, pollock, smelt, mackerel, halibut, sea bass or “stripers” and tuna, although tuna are very rare. In fishing for flounders, we notice that the most successful fishermen use worms, either the garden or sand variety; this keeps the bait from being eaten by the sculpins.

The Fresh-water fish to be found in great abundance include: brook trout, lake trout, landlocked salmon, small mouth bass, chain pickerel, white perch, yellow perch, hornpout and sunfish.