Word in the County is that anglers are catching salmon, but the weather has made travel difficult on snowmobile trails and lakes.
Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife Biologist Frank Frost says, “There have been a lot of anglers on Long Lake, it’s pretty accessible. We measured one salmon over seven pounds and measured several others that were in the four to five pound range. We got a lot of reports of salmon in the 18-20 inch range that were released.”
With the rain, Frost urges caution on area roads. “The roads can be treacherous. The woods roads, camp access roads, they all are very slippery,” said Frost. “Area lakes are down to glare ice and the trails are soft with water everywhere.”
The Long Lake Ice Fishing Derby is January 25 and 26, and Frost says that is the busiest weekend of the year on the lake.
If you are looking for an area to try that hasn’t been heavily fished, Frost suggests the Musquacook lakes and the Allagash Waterway.
“The Musquacook Lake chain and the Waterway haven’t been fished a whole lot, so as soon as the roads improve, anglers should have some good luck fishing there,” said Frost.
Aroostook County Ice Fishing Report