June 25, 2018
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State urges bass fishing in some Down East Maine waters

The Associated Press

AUGUSTA, Maine — 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 to protect the resource.

Biologists have identified fish caught in Grand Falls Flowage as large-mouth bass, indicating the illegal introduction of the species to the area and prompting the effort to eliminate them before they can gain a foothold and endanger the small-mouth bass population already there.

Some waters in the St. Croix River drainage included in this effort are Grand Falls Flowage, Lewy Lake, Long Lake, Big Lake including Grand Lake Stream, and parts of the St. Croix River.


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