Ice fishing season extended in Maine
CARIBOU, Maine — The long, cold winter in Maine is providing a reward for the state’s fishing and outdoors lovers — more ice fishing.
The state Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife says ice fishing season in the northern part of Maine is extended from April 1 to April 16 due to “unusually cold weather conditions.” Gov. Paul LePage signed an emergency resolve to extend the season.
LePage, a Republican, says the extension will aid small businesses that support the recreational fishing industry.
The rule applies to waters that were open to ice fishing in northern Maine on March 31. Waters that were not open remain closed.
State wildlife officials remind anglers to continue to check the thickness of the ice before settling in.