February 6, 2023

Maine Takes a Look at the Upcoming Ice Fishing Season

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Just out today, is the 2006 Ice Fishing Preview from Mark Latti of the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife. With the usual season set to begin on January 1, 2006, anglers are again reminded to check the thickness of the ice before getting too serious about getting all your gear out on the ice ready to fish. Ice thickness is varying considerably from one end of the state to the other.

Ice fishing prospects are said to be excellent, particularly early in the season. Fall brood stocking was done throughout the state and with a lot of rain and wind with high waters this fall, few of the stocked species were caught by anglers, thus making the prospects better for ice anglers.

Follow this link and go to the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife web site and read the report of where brood fish were stocked and when. The entire fish stocking report has not been made available yet. We will let you know when it does.

In the Ice Fishing Preview, Regions A through G gives break downs of what species will be more readily available on which bodies of water in each of the zones. If you are an avid angler or heading out on the ice in the near future, take a look at the preview. I’m sure it will help you decide which pond to fish on depending on your preference of fish species you want to catch.

The fishing report will be coming out on a regular basis now and we will continue to post that report over at Maine Fishing Today and give you a brief overview here at the Black Bear Blog and Blogging the Outdoors at Maine Outdoors Today.

Tom Remington