Maine offers fishing in fresh and saltwater for trout and striped bassMaine residents under 16 years old and non-residents under 12 years old may fish in Maine without a license. Older people must obtain a license before fishing in inland waters or transporting fish from inland waters. A saltwater recreational fishing registration of $1 is required.
Residents and nonresidents may obtain licenses from license agents throughout the state at sporting goods stores, many convenience stores, at town clerk offices, or online from the state Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife. Nonresidents may also purchase a license by mail from the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife. 207-287-8000.
Maine Tide Charts
Kennebunk and Mousam Rivers
66 Two Lights Road Cape Elizabeth, ME, 04107 Phone: 207-799-5871
Good for walking and hiking, fishing, swimming, and boating.
See full description of Crescent Beach State Park.
64 Balsam Drive Millinocket, ME, 04462 Phone: 207-723-5140
A large state wilderness that offers recreational activities in the water and on land; a popular camping and hiking spot
See full description of Baxter State Park.
Grand Lakes Area
Route 3 Bar Harbor, ME, 04609 Phone: 207-288-3338
Vast national park with outdoor activities year-round on Maine coast; carriage roads, hiking and rock climbing; gardens; tidepools; camping
Ponds include Great Pond in Belgrade and Rome, off routes 27, 8, and 225; Messalonskee Lake in Belgrade, Oakland, Sidney, off routes 8, 11, and 23; North Pond in Mercer and Smithfield, off routes 8 or 137 or Caswell Road; East Pond in Oakland and Smithfield, off East Pond Road.
Fort Point State Park Cape Jellison Road Searsport, ME Phone: 207-941-4014
Park on a peninsula offers picnicking with waterfront views; bicycle path, boating & fishing; lighthousse
Eastern Branch of the Penobscot River
Along Route 11 Medway, ME Phone:
The Kokadjo Area
off Weld-to-Byron Road Weld, ME Phone:
Here are some of the bodies of fresh water in the Western Lakes and Mountains region that provide fine fishing experiences: