Keep an eye on our website to see if they receive fish. Ice Fishing | Tips for the First Freeze of the Season A guide of ice fishing tips and safety measures to get you started for the first hard freeze of the season. Many of these waters just got a fresh supply of brook trout, brown trout, splake, or landlocked salmon, and are prime for some fast fishing. Fishing tip: Fly fishing with sinking tips and wooly buggers or spin casting with spinner baits are both good bets. This section of the Kennebec receives a good number of fall-stocked trout, in addition to older fish that survived the summer. Physical Address: Current fly fishing reports and conditions for Grand Lake Stream in Maine! 888-235-9763 888-235-9763; Live Chat Live Chat available every day, 6 AM - 12 AM (midnight) ET; Find a Store. Use of large, brightly colored fly patterns and lures work best as adult fish are aggressive to these presentations in the fall. Towns that border the lake include Greenville to the south and Rockwood to the northwest. Register your boat today. Anglers will have the best success in October and November for wild landlocked salmon. The Piscataquis River was stocked in October just after the rain. Find local fishing reports on the following websites to keep you up-to-date on local fishing information. Get the latest up to date fly fishing report for Striped bass, bluefish, football blue fin tuna and shark fishing in Kennebec River Estuary with the top producing flies and recommended equipment to get you into fish. Fishing early has provided some action for salmon, but those with the ability to troll deep with downriggers or lead line are getting some nice catches of lake trout throughout the day. If the lake or pond you’re looking to fish is not listed in the Special Fishing Laws section of the law book and it’s located in the South Zone, it means it is open to year-round fishing under the South Zone General Law. Sign Up. Subscribe to our Newsletter and get all the information you need to learn, plan, and equip for your next fishing adventure. They are wonderful, picturesque places to fish this time of year, and they support a nice brown trout and brook trout fishery. Those waters represent areas where we have landlocked salmon fisheries or high-quality trout fisheries that might need a little more protection. Fishing tip: Over the next two weeks, anglers willing to brave the elements and fish the above waters, should focus their activity in the afternoon on sunny days when water temperatures will rise slightly. Sign In; Register; The benefits of Membership; Basket. Fishing reports in Rangeley, Maine. Capt. With days in the high 50’s and nights below freezing, the water temperature is very cold. Water flow from the dam is controlled so even though we are experiencing high flows in natural systems, discharge to Scopan Stream is constant and provides easy, fishable flows. This is a great little pond to visit in December if ice conditions are right and the opportunity exists to ice fish in November, if it is a particularly cold year! From Fisheries Resource Supervisor Frank Frost. November weather can surely present challenges for anglers, but there are still opportunities to wet a line and some waters even remain open to harvest. Fall rains finally arrived in early October ending a long season of hot, dry weather. Anglers also reported catching a more than usual amount of brook trout. ⚠ Before you head to the water check the latest COVID-19 updates. It could be the difference between life and death. We encourage you to follow CDC recommendations. TTY: Maine Relay 711 There have been anywhere from 6-8 groups of anglers snapping up every serpent in stock and they have been catching impressive fish! We received several reports of lake trout in the 6- to 8-pound range. Augusta, ME 04333-0041, Mailing Address: Places to go: Kennebec River (Madison): For those hearty anglers willing to face the cold weather, this is a great opportunity to catch some fall brown trout. Species available include brown trout, brook trout, and rainbow trout. Pemadumcook Lake is beginning to yield some spectacular salmon fishing and may be the place to target next spring. Another water that remains open to angling, and harvest, year-round is the section of the Mattawamkeag River from the Bancroft Road bridge in South Bancroft downstream to the Route 170 bridge in Kingman Township. Think back to your younger days when your only responsibilities were mowing the lawn and being home for dinner. The best area to fish is from the Madison dam downstream to the confluence with the Sandy River. The January ice fishing report will be released mid-December. Places to go: Scopan Stream (Masardis):  The outlet of Scopan Lake flows about four miles to the Aroostook River. This 100-acre 41’ deep stocked fishery is open to open-water and ice fishing in November, under a catch and release for salmonids and artificial lure only regulation. Update on the season: 2020 has been a rough year for many things, but the fishing in Region D has been excellent. Fishing reports and forecasts for ~10,000 streams and lakes and rivers across North … Norton (Peters) Pond located in Brownville is open to open water and ice fishing from January 1 – December 31 and is stocked with fall-yearling brook trout. Update on the season: Outdoor enthusiasts have turned their attention to the many hunting opportunities northern Maine has to offer this time of year, so there is little fishing activity right now in northern Maine. Use common sense, check the ice thickness, fish with a buddy, and wear a PFD if you want. Fishing Reports – Maine 2020 Open Water Season gets 18″ of Fresh Snow The 2020 Open Water Fishing Season hasn’t really begun just yet in the Moosehead Lake Region. Fishing Camden, Maine This fishing report is long overdue! Jones Pond (Gouldsboro): Stocked with fall yearling rainbow trout ranging in sizes from 13 to 18 inches. For terrific landlocked salmon fishing I highly recommend Long Pond on Mount Desert Island and Beech Hill Pond in Otis. This river is one of the only flowing waters in the region that is open to fall fishing and allows harvest of brook trout under the two fish bag limit provision. No complaints about that! This stretch of the Fish River was recently stocked with landlocked salmon and brook trout. Unauthorized introductions of invasive, exotic fish species are particularly destructive to Maine's native fish species, especially brook trout populations. Places to go: November can be an exciting time of year to fish in the Downeast Region. Our fishing reports are up to date with the current conditions that are happening real time on the river. This page automatically displays fishing photos and commentary from our Facebook page. For children, I recommend fishing the youth ponds of Fox Hole Pond in Deblois and Penobscot County Conservation Pond in Brewer. Dry conditions made stream fishing tough early on, but October’s rainy weather has refilled the depleted waterways. Here are some examples: Bog Lake (Northfield): Stocked with fall yearling brook trout and salmon that average 14 inches. Ice Fishing: Essential Gear for Hard Water Season. New Hshire And Maine Fishing Report March 22 2018 On The Water Airbnb Rockwood Locations De Vacances Et Logements Maine Moosehead Lake Wild Brook Trout Study Maine Fly And Maine New Hshire And Vermont Fishing Report January 16 Capt. Ironbound Pond is open to open water fishing only through the end of December, under a catch and release and artificial lure only regulation. Find out where the action is, what the water conditions are and everything you need for a successful day on the water! Reminder: Don’t forget to wear some orange if you’re out and about in the woods this time of year. Update on the fall season: This region has numerous fall fishing opportunities, but we still receive a fair number of calls from confused anglers as to whether there are any opportunities available. I also highly recommend fishing the Orland River in Orland in November for the newly stocked fall yearling brook trout that range from 12 to 15 inches. Welcome to our Portland Maine fishing report page. 0. Fly Fishing Forecast for Sebago Lake, Maine What is Whacking Fatties? Places to go: Millinocket Stream in T1 R8 WELS remains open to open water fishing year-round and is a little-known trout fishery. More families had an opportunity to enjoy time in the outdoors together and took advantage of some fine angling forays. For all but the hardiest of fall anglers the fishing season has slowed until good, safe ice is formed on their favorite lake or pond. Smallmouth bass and pickerel are the species to target in this scenic section of the Mattawamkeag. You’ll see that in this region we have very few waters that are closed to fishing in the fall (mainly small streams, small trout ponds, and waters with wild lake trout). New Hampshire and Maine Fishing Report – October 8, 2020. The information below is from the November fishing report. The Coast Guard said Tuesday it called off the search for the crew of the Portland-based Emmy Rose that sank early Monday morning while en route to Gloucester, Massachusetts. Reminder: When heading out for a late season fishing trip be sure to dress warm in layers and have a life jacket within reach, or better yet, wear it! Maine Saltwater Fishing Reports, Techniques and News From Gillies & Fallon Guide Service “This time of year, the alewives move to the surface and the salmon and lake trout feed on them like crazy. Indian Lake (Whiting): Stocked with fall yearling and fall fingerling brook trout ranging is sizes from 7 to 15 inches. Current fly fishing reports and conditions for Kennebec River Estuary in Maine! Blogs. Currently flows are well above normal making for difficult wading in those few flowing waters open in the fall. In fact, there are 10,973 bodies of water where fishing could be possible, such as Cobbosseecontee Stream, Stump Pond and Junkins Brook. Featured. It been a bright spot in this summer of uncertainty... We are catching 10-20 striped bass per trip on flies and lures. Rich in history and flush with brook trout, Webster and Telos were instrumental to Maine's logging industry at the turn of the century. Know Where the Fish Are. Rangeley Region Fishing Report - September 11 2020 Posted on September 11 2020 After a bit of a warm up this week the forecast is for cool weather and a chance of showers on Sunday. Access can be found on both sides of the river, and there’s plenty of fishable water throughout the reach. Augusta, ME 04333-0041, Phone: (207) 287-8000 Spectacle offers a very remote feel, and a great opportunity to hunt or view numerous species of game. Places to go: A new rule … While most Mainers are getting geared up for hunting seasons and taking to the woods, keep in mind that there are plenty of fall fishing opportunities in the Rangeley Lakes region. Currently, the salmon at these waters are of quality sizes and can be easily caught by trolling or casting smelt imitation lures and flies along the shoreline. MAINE: Greg Cutting at Jordan’s Store in Sebago reported some good fishing as of late, but like most shops he is seeing more deer hunters these days. As an added incentive, Rock Crusher was stocked with brook trout in the 13” range a couple weeks ago. The four … Sign-up to receive our monthly newsletter with interesting blogs about fishing and boating. Southern Maine Fishng Report Andy from Saco Bay Tackle Company said that eels have been the ticket to terrific striped bass fishing. New Hampshire and Maine Fishing Report – October 8, 2020 by Ron Powers October 8, 2020 Captain Lou of Diamond Pass Charters is finding feeding fish and no crowds! Current fly fishing reports and conditions for Magalloway River in Maine! This 200 acre pond is located between Solon and Athens on the Hole in the Wall Road. My favorite is the copper with a red and white pattern. There should be plenty of 12 to 14-inch brookies in the river and the fishing pressure is light. HELP. There is a brand-new, MDIFW-owned hand carry access point on the Northeast corner off the Fahi Pond Road that makes getting on the pond easy. Water levels are very low but temps are not bad. The 45’ deep pond is stocked yearly with brook trout, brown trout and splake, making it an excellent choice for some good fall fishing action. North Maine Woods Rivers Description The rivers and streams in and around Baxter State Park and the North Maine Woods offer a variety of opportunities for Native Brook Trout and Landlocked Salmon. Spectacle Pond (Augusta): Spectacle Pond has great water quality and it supports a really nice brown trout fishery. Select a state to find fishing and boating information: Get started fishing today, purchase your fishing license online, check regulations and more. Feel free to like us on Facebook to receive updates via Facebook or bookmark this page and check back often for new photos. MacDougall Pond in Carratunk is an often-overlooked pond right on route 201. 746 likes. Another perennial producer is Schoodic Lake, and this year was no exception. The Penobscot County Conservation Pond is stocked in October with fall fingerling and fall yearling brook trout that range in sizes from 7 to 15 inches. Email us, Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife, Opportunities for People with Disabilities, Rulemaking Proposals Open to Public Comment. A new state record lake trout was caught in Richardson Lake, an estimated 9 pound landlocked salmon was taken in Rangeley Lake, and hundreds of people have taken the opportunity to rediscover fishing in Maine this summer. The fishing has been very good all summer so far. This condition combined with hatcheries in high gear stocking fall yearling trout in the 10-14 inch class in support of the ice fishing season provides a unique opportunity to angle over some very nice trout in shallow waters. Maine offers some great fishing on its 500 lakes. There are over 80 islands in the lake, the largest being Sugar Island. St. George River and Medomak River: The coastal rivers are normally stocked heavily each fall, but 2020 could be different. Fly Fishing; Dogs; Conservation; Hunting; Lifestyle; Products We Love; Fly Fishing Videos; My Account. I highly recommend reviewing the lawbook while planning your fishing excursion. Find out where the action is, what the water conditions are and everything you need for a successful day on the water! 2020 is the first year of this new rule allowing anglers a new, fall opportunity in flowing water. BOSTON (AP) — Maine’s commercial fishing community is mourning the loss of four fishermen who went missing when an 82-foot (25-meter) fishing vessel sank off Provincetown, Massachusetts. Reports & Publications. As the surface water of lakes and ponds cools from the heat of summer, coldwater species like trout and salmon once again have access to the upper areas of the water column including the shallows of coves and beaches. Please complete the following fields to subscribe to our newsletter. Sandy Pond also has smallmouth bass and pickerel, which can be harvested year-round. The East Outlet (above the Beach Pool) and West Outlet of the Kennebec will provide some fishing. Each year our Fisheries Division biologists write several reports summarizing their findings on a variety of fishery management issues. by Bruce Litton. From Fisheries Resource Technician Brian Lewis. I like to use a weeping willow so I can make a slow retrieve or a slow trolling speed with a lot of lure action. Don’t just throw it in the boat with you. From Fisheries Resource Supervisor Jason Seiders. With over 18″ inches of fresh snow dumped yesterday it will likely take a week or more just to get back to where we were before this event. 284 State Street Ironbound Pond, also known as Wentworth Pond, is another great fall fishing opportunity. Situated in the Longfellow Mountains in the Maine Highlands Region, the lake is the source of the Kennebec River. Places to go: October and November offer a variety of fishing opportunities not available during warmer months. Many of Maine’s stocked fisheries are open to fall fishing, usually under a catch and release and artificial lure only regulation. Maine Saltwater Fishing Reports, Phippsburg, Maine. Public, walk-in access is available at the Algonquin Power facility at the end of Scopan Road. August Fishing Forecast. Get fishing tips and tricks and read personal stories from anglers who live and breathe fishing and boating. Get the latest fishing conditions, water flows, weather, maps, guides, and fishing access in Rangeley, Maine Maine Fishing Report From Maine IFW #8 Region A – Sebago Lakes Region In southern Maine, anglers are still having good fishing on Sebago. Despite a slow start to the guiding season–not the fishing season–I’m almost completely booked for the rest of August and September. Subscribe to our Free Fishing Reports. Anglers will find recently stocked landlocked salmon here. Thoughts of an historically early iceout have faded for the time being. One guy saw a flock of birds on the surface and trolled over that area. Find out where the fish are biting, the best places to go and what baits and lures to use to catch big fish today. Fishing reports that include the Magalloway, Kennebago, Rapid, and lower Androscoggin Rivers. If you want to fish this season, reach out now as spots are filling quickly. There are only a handful of places that offer any decent fishing opportunities this time of year. There is also excellent fishing for smallmouth bass and white perch which can be harvested year-round. Send us your photos after your Kristin K Charter and we will post them! Lower and Upper Hadlock Ponds (Mount Desert): Stocked with fall fingerling, fall yearling and retired brood stock brook trout ranging in sizes from 7 to 18 inches. Take it seriously, and you’ll enjoy your fall fishing trip. Colorful lures and flies as well as smelt and alewife imitations work best. Maine Fishing Reports. If you were to concoct the perfect fishing dream, it would probably consist of equal parts wiling fish, no … Rock Crusher Pond in Island Falls is a small pond that is designated as open to fishing only for persons under 16 years of age or persons holding an eligible complimentary license. This tiny 45’ deep pond has beautiful blue water and is stocked with brook trout in both spring and fall. Fishing tip: Fish can be picky eaters in the late fall. Do you like this content? The Introduction, Summary and/or Abstract for each of these published reports is located on the following reports. By Fisheries Resource Technician Tyler Grant. May 25th, 2019 Fishing Report It sure seemed like summer out there today in the Gulf of Maine - sunny, flat calm, whales breaching, and nearly 70 degrees. This year’s extreme drought conditions have placed stocking these waters on hold for the time being. 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