Ice fishing is an iconic Maine pastime. When the ice is thick enough to be safe, we start heading out on ponds and lakes across the state to drill small holes and drop lines, fishing with jig poles and tip ups. Due to the amount of gear and expertise involved, ice fishing may be intimidating to the new angler and I love introducing new people to this unique sport. Let Anadromous Adventures take you out for a day on the ice to enjoy some fun for the whole family!

I generally fish ponds within an hour or two of Portland and spend most of my time targeting brook trout, togue, and salmon. Although the action can be slow at times, the rewards are worth it. When taking kids, especially for their first ice fishing trip, I recommend going to shallow ponds that are full of panfish, bass, and pickerel for the nonstop action that they can provide on the right days. Nothing gets a kid hooked on fishing like yelling "FLAG!!!" and tearing off across the ice!

Waiting for that tug...

Waiting for that tug...

There it is!

There it is!

New Years 2017 on the ice!

New Years 2017 on the ice!

"Hello, my name is Sarah."  "Hello, my name is yellow perch."

"Hello, my name is Sarah."

"Hello, my name is yellow perch."

A one-man set up on a quick trip before work.

A one-man set up on a quick trip before work.

Zach with a nice pickerel.

A healthy togue that came up through the ice.

A healthy togue that came up through the ice.

Adam with a big brookie taken through the ice.

Adam with a big brookie taken through the ice.

Keewaydin Lake at sunset in January.

Keewaydin Lake at sunset in January.

Sebago Lake togue.

Sebago Lake togue.

Moosehead Lake cusk, jigged up in the evening.

Moosehead Lake cusk, jigged up in the evening.

Spinney Island, Moosehead Lake.

Spinney Island, Moosehead Lake.