Are you getting your fishing on? According to the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, now is the perfect time for some freshwater fishing!

IFW Fisheries Biologist Jeremiah Wood said, “River fishing has been hot throughout the region. Water temperatures and the flows have been just right. The bugs are hatching and the fish are active.”

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If you are wondering just which river to try, how about the Aroostook River? According to Wood, anglers have reported excellent trout fishing throughout the river. Another good choice is the Fish River, where anglers are catching both trout and salmon.

“It’s prime time to be out fishing the rivers right now. The rain and cool weather have helped extend things, but it likely won’t last long. Warm weather will push the fish down into spring holes or seek out cooler tributaries,” said Wood.

Over on Eagle Lake, salmon are still feeding near the surface, but are running on the smaller side. Eagle Lake has a three salmon limit with a minimum length of 12”. Anglers are encouraged to keep some of the small salmon in order to increase growth rates.

Where are your favorite summer fishing spots? Personally, I like to hit up Nickerson Lake in New Limerick!