Comments for: State urges bass fishing in some Down East Maine waters

Posted June 30, 2012, at 11:44 a.m.

AUGUSTA | Maine fisheries officials are encouraging anglers to take large-mouth bass of all sizes from certain Down East waters starting Sunday. The Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife says a new law allows licensed anglers to assist in the taking of illegally introduced invasive species in an effort …

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  • Anonymous

    Wonder if they will have more concern, when Northern Pike get beyond Howland.

    • Anonymous

      I know someone who has encountered muskies just outside Augusta area.

      •  Where was that at?The state of Maine will be unhappy about fish eating their stocked bass.

      • Anonymous

        Same question… if you knew of an illegal activity why didn’t you report it. If you know and don’t report it your just as guilty.

  • How can they be illegaly stocked when the state of Maine has been stocking both smallmouth and largemouth bass themselves for years?

    • Anonymous

      Where are we (legally) stocking large mouth bass in areas they did not orignally inhabit?

      • All bass are not native to Maine.Google how black crappie were intoduced to Maine waters.Yep they were intoduced by mistake when mixed in with largemouth bass stocked by the state of Maine

  • Anonymous

    I
    find it interesting that the Grand Lake Stream Guide’s Association was
    adamantly against the effort to restore alewives in the St. Croix watershed.
    The guides claimed that the alewife restoration was going to destroy their bass
    fishery. After a 10-year program of successful alewife restoration, thanks to
    the St. Croix Waterway Commission and Lee Sochasky, the waters now have too
    many bass. And there is no doubt in my mind that some Downeast guide illegally
    introduced the largemouth bass into the waters. Many Maine fishing guides are
    not to be trusted. It was a self-serving Maine guide who I know that illegally
    introduced bass into the Moosehead Lake and Indian Pond waters of the Kennebec.

    • Anonymous

      My big question is… if you knew of an illegal activity why didn’t you report it. If you know and don’t report it your just as guilty.

      • Anonymous

        Statute of limitations I believe is 7 years, no real evidence and I only knew about it because he bragged about doing it to me and others way after the fact. And besides, I am not a warden rat.

  • kennyh

    These selfish idiots who do this give all bass fishermen a bad name. Maine has a fantastic abundant bass fishery. There is absolutely NO REASON to transport fish and put them in other lakes.
    I am waiting for the day when someone is caught doing this….. 

  • Why was the state of Maine stocking bass to begin with?They seem to be hypocrites to me.

  • Anonymous

    This is a government request I can get behind.

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