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Ice Fishing in Maine

Warm-weather fishing can be pretty effortless. But you’ve got to want to go ice fishing.

First, there’s that ice. You’ve got to trust it’ll hold you as you take those first, tentative steps or ride those first few feet onto the lake. Then, you’ve got to find the magic spot and drill or chop your way through, just to have a chance to drop a line into the chilly, black water below. And then, you get to wait…

This is fun? You know, it really is. Because during Maine’s hard-water season, there are loads of fish waiting below the ice and not so many anglers up top. Some real honkers get hauled up every winter, fish including bass, trout and landlocked salmon. And forget freezing. Simply dress appropriately and you’ll enjoy Maine’s beautiful, sunny winter days. Who knows? You might score an invite into one of Maine’s cozy fishing shacks, many of which come complete with heaters, cook stoves, fridges and even TVs.

When you’re ready to try your luck, contact one of these Maine guides or lodging properties.

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