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  • Does anyone here fish Maine in early spring? (like right from opening day) Because I am a diehard fisherman and never have any s

    Does anyone here fish Maine in early spring? (like right from opening day) Because I am a diehard fisherman and never have any success in early spring. I fish for any species, but I live near the Upper Androscoggin River so I usually target trout and smallmouth, with no success. I use light spinning gear and spinners/minnowbaits, and that doesn't seem to be working. (I know how to fly fish, so if anyone has success with flies then please let me know). So if anyone has any tips or tricks for early season Maine fishing, help would be appreciated. Thanks! (and I fish for all species on types of waters, so ANY sort of early season tips would be appreciated)

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    The best advice I can give you, off of the Ice, is for ice out. Wait for snow banks to only remain in the shade and all the ice to be gone and troll the rocky shorelines for brookies and salmon. You really want to be shallow. Like ruin your prop shallow. You can troll everything from sewn on smelts to hot copper flash rapalas with bleeding trebbles. Growning up we fished this way from Damariscotta lake- 10 miles from the ocean, to Eagle, square, and long lake 10 miles from the Canadian border, and everything in between. It should work in your area. I know that in the western mountains, the ice leaves a little later than it does down here on the coast so youre going to have to wait. Down here nearer the coast, you wait for the Alwive run, and the smallies are insane in the right rivers. It doesnt matter what you throw at them, they are there to gobble it down. Fish for the brookies just before the big alwive push, but about a day before the bass show up, the brookies are all done!(that is until the alwives fall back or die after spawning)Then they magically show back up. Good luck, im sure that i havent helped too much, but if youre looking for names of my favorite bodies of water, and just what to fish for there, than get out the state atlas. Cause you aint gettin it from me!

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      My favorite spring fishing in Maine is fly fishing for huge pike. Find a shallow bay with a stream feeding in or out. Use large white and pink streamer, twitch it fast but strip it slow.
      White is a good spring color for a lot of fish.

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        I trout fish in PA. I am sure trout have about the same taste no matter what water they are in. If you are willing to use live bait, try Butter Worms. Bait them on a small egg hook or fly hook. Use little to no weight, and let drift with current. Have caught many trout and smallies on butter worms. Good luck, and tight lines my friend.

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