The mountains of Northern Maine overflow with fishing opportunities especially for the spring fisherman.

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Jackman Maine has some of the best spring fishing in Maine.

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Even the beginner angler will have fishing tales after trying his luck in the many lakes, rivers, streams, and brooks that surround the Jackman-Moose River Region. Take a boat out on the lakes for trolling, or have a great time with casting, bait fishing, or fly fishing. Your options are many.

Before "Ice out", smelt fishing in Maine opens spring fishing. The most popular areas in the region to dip for smelt are Parlin stream, Turner brook, Wood Stream, and Daymond.

In the spring, after ice out in late April or early May, the ponds and streams produce some open water fishing opportunities that will have you scrambling for you favorite lure. The waters are cooler and here most sought after fish can be found in shallower waters. As the waters warm, they hide out in the deeper cooler waters. The most common fish you may find are land-Locked Salmon, Brook Trout, Splake and Togue (lake trout).

Whether you choose an easily accessible fishing spot or one that requires a map and a compass to find, you are sure to have a great time. For a truly traditional experience, hire a local guide/ float plane to take you into remote ponds and streams

As a reminder, licenses are required. Be sure to pick up a regulation book at the Dept of wildlife on line at Maine Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife. If needed, you can obtain a license and any supplies needed in town when you arrive. Open water fishing season is from April 1st-September 30th. Extended season - October 1st-October 31st for catch and release only.


Yellow Perch Fishing Derby: Father's Day weekend! Contact the Jackman-Moose River Chamber of Commerce for more information.