If you haven't done it yet, you can finally experience this Maine winter tradition with that buddy that keeps saying you should go. Maine Inland Fisheries and Wildlife says folks can fish on February 13 and 14 without a license.
For most people sitting around a hole on a frozen lake doesn't exactly sound like fun. But for the elite few, ice fishing is what you make of it. Some days you can't stop catching fish, and then there are those days when the fish just aren't hungry, or around your fishing hole so you have to improvise to kill the boredom and get your mind off the fact that it really is cold out on the lake...
Twice a year, the State of Maine holds a free fishing weekend where anyone can fish on Maine waterways without needing a fishing license. Grab your gear, because the first of those weekends for 2017 is here.
I went ice fishing yesterday with family and friends, including my 9-year-old son who would fish all day if I let him. It got me wondering as we walked out on Keoka Lake in Waterford, just how thick does ice have to be to be safe? I found the answer.