Maine fishing community focuses less on ice thickness

Many ice fishermen are already turning to open water fishing, turkey hunting, boating or other spring activities. In fact, parts of Maine just experienced one of their shortest ice fishing seasons in history.

There are still people finding fishable ice, especially in Aroostook County, western Maine and parts of Moosehead Lake, but many longtime fishermen are packing up their fishing traps and heading out their open water equipment.

Although ice thickness is always a factor for Maine’s lakes and ponds, especially for spring-fed organisms, ice quality is rapidly deteriorating this year due to warmer temperatures and rain than normal.

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