Kids fishing stories are the best

I started fishing at a very young age, thanks to Dad, and enjoyed introducing my children and grandchildren to fishing. My kids caught buckets of spawning white perch at the inlet to Maranacook Lake, the same place I caught them when I was a kid. I can still see the kids’ bobbers popping up and […]

Time to express your thoughts on National Monument

Here’s your chance to express your thoughts about how to maximize the economic and other values of the Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument. The Monument is a beautiful place, alongside the East Branch of the Penobscot River, one of my favorite places to fish. Local folks have embraced the Monument, and it’s already bringing […]

Any-deer permits by district

DIF&W has announced this year’s any-deer permit numbers. Here’s the list by WMD, with the agency’s explanation. The Commissioner of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife is proposing to adopt antlerless deer permit (ADP) numbers for the 2019 regular deer hunting season and special muzzle-loading season by setting specific permit allocations for the 29 Wildlife Management Districts […]

Legislature debates Advisory Council nominees and law changes

On Wednesday the legislature’s IFW Committee held confirmation hearings for 6 people nominated for positions on the Inland Fisheries and Wildlife Advisory Council. Among other things, the Council must approve all DIFW rules. The nominees are Jerry Scribner of Belgrade, Lindsay Ware of Ellsworth, Robert Duchesne of Old Town, Albro Cowperthwaite Jr of Linneus, Kristin […]

New way to track fishing rules

DIF&W has a new online system that allows you to access fishing rules and other information by body of water. You can access this info here: https://www.maine.gov/ifw/fishing-boating/fishing/fishing-resources/online-angling-tool.html And here’s the announcement from DIF&W.  Open water fishing season is underway in Maine and we’re pleased to share Maine’s Fishing Laws Online Angling Tool (FLOAT), an online map-based […]