Fishing in Maine
There are many species of catfish and even more ways to catch
them. Adults range in size from less than a pound to hundreds of
pounds. They can be found in all types of water including ponds,
streams, lakes and rivers. There are even species which spend a
limited amount of time on dry land. Big giant catfish put up a very
noble fight once hooked.
Catfish Fishing Lakes In Maine
With all the cold water in Maine, it doesn't make a good home
for most catfish. You can find catfish in some private ponds and
occasionally in the river systems but the only serious populations
of catfish are in a few major lakes including Damariscotta Lake,
Flagstaff Lake, Graham Lake and Sebago Lake.
The Maine state record channel catfish was caught in the Upper Potomac River, and the state record blue catfish was taken in the Tidal Potomac River.
Most catfish are considered bottom feeders to one extent or another.
They will generally eat anything that can get in their mouth. Their
strongest sense is smell which they use to locate potential food
sources. Capitalizing on this sense is the primary weapon in your
search for these creatures. Aggressive catfish have been caught
on most types of fast moving bass lures so don't under estimate
their ability to catch live bait.
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Fishing for Catfish in Maine.