OPEN WATER FISHING DATES FOR NORTH ZONE
Lakes and Ponds:
April 1 to September 30: Open to open water fishing.
Rivers, Streams, Brooks:
From April 1 to August 15: Open to open water fishing.
From August 16 to September 30: Open to open water fishing using artificial lures or flies only. General law length and bag limits apply, except daily bag limit one landlocked salmon and one brook trout.
From October 1 to March 31: Closed to all fishing.
Fishing is fishing, some days you never get a single tug, then the next, they are hitting like crazy. Many of the remote ponds are fly fishing only but not all of them.
Both Big Wood Pond and Attean Pond have excellent trout and salmon fishing. There are 55 remote ponds with in a 15 mile radius of down town Jackman, which thrive with native brook trout. Every summer, clients and friends, catch trout in the 3 to 5 pound range. But to catch fish like that, you really need to fish longer than one or two days.
The Jackman area has some of the best ice fishing in the state of Maine.
Some ice fishing can be done near town with a quick ride down