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Registered Maine Guide

Steve Vose

Steve's specialty is facilitating memorable Maine experiences. As a registered guide, Steve can lead you anywhere anytime and make you feel at home. Equipped with first-hand knowledge and a healthy sense of humor, Steve openly shares the secrets of Maine's wilderness. Rely on him to survey the land and be your beacon for unique and remarkable adventures. Explore more with Steve on his blog, The Maine Outdoorsman.


The month of April means transition. Winter breathes its last dying breath and lakes and ponds begin transitioning back to their liquid states. Historical averages predict that ice out on most Maine lakes and ponds will occur before the end of the month and anxious anglers will be practically foaming at the mouth to begin trolling for salmon and togue.

While diehards will launch their boats as soon as possible, personal preference, finds my family and friends invading our favorite angling destinations over the long Memorial Day weekend, about a month after the predicted ice out. This later start, certainly doesn't guarantee good weather, but the daylight lingers longer and the average temperature tends to be higher, helping to make the fishing more enjoyable.

Editor's Notes

Springtime in Maine is anticipated for one of the most popular pastimes, fishing. Maine offers world-class fishing. With all kinds of accessible waterways from the coast to land locked lakes to rushing streams and rivers, Maine has a variety of fishing opportunities and fish.

Don't forget to get your fishing license.

Consider a sporting camp or a Registered Maine Guide to enhance your Maine experience.