Tag Archives: smelt fishing

Coastal smelt fishermen need to be aware of new rules

Late last week I received an email from Jeff Nichols of the Department of Marine Resources, who asked for some help in helping to educate smelt fishermen who might be inadvertently breaking new rules that are in effect. “I’ve heard from a number of folks in the department that people fishing for smelt are unaware […]

New smelting, fishing regulations in effect on West Branch

In the woods just outside of Millinocket, smelting on the West Branch of the Penobscot River is a seasonal tradition that draws throngs of fishermen to well-known hot spots. If you’re among those, pay attention: The rules have changed. And if you just like to wet a line in the West Branch, read on: Your […]