Looking to dip your line? Now is the time to be fishing here in the County!

According to Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife biologist Frank Frost, "The fishing is pretty good right now with near ideal conditions for lakes, ponds and rivers.”

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Fishing has been good throughout the region, and Memorial Day Weekend was busy, despite the Saturday morning snow that left 2-5 inches of the white stuff  on the ground.
“All the district game wardens say that fish are being caught all over,” said Frost.
Of note was an 18 pound togue that was landed on Eagle Lake, which has been the largest fish of the spring.
Out on area rivers, conditions are about as good as it gets.
“The Aroostook is lower than normal, but very fishable,” said Frost. ”It’s near ideal temperature and flows.”
Other rivers that anglers may want to try include the Meduxnekeag in Houlton and the east branch of the Mattawamkeag in Smyrna.
If you are looking to take some family fishing this weekend, you may want to try Nickerson Lake in New Limerick, Spaulding Lake in Oakfield and Mantle Lake in Presque Isle. These lakes were stocked with brook trout by IFW, and offer anglers a good chance at bringing home some trout.