July fishing tips from Maine's biologists



two anglers on a river


Wondering what you should be doing differently now that water temperatures are warmer? Does fishing from a canoe on a remote pond sound like the perfect day? What are some recommended flys for the hex hatch?

Check out the July fishing report for tips and places to go from Maine's fisheries biologists. 

View Fishing Report


Recreational fishing licenses are REQUIRED for anyone 16 years of age or older. Fishing licenses were not required during the month of April 2020, but became a requirement again on May 1. Purchase your fishing license online at mefishwildlife.com


Before you go fishing, please remember to:

  • Be safe and prepared - ALWAYS wear a life jacket. It is early in the season meaning the water is very cold, and streams and rivers are high with strong currents
  • Fish close to home
  • Have a plan B and C so if your first fishing spot is busy, you can try the next spot
  • Don't share equipment
  • Follow the CDC guidelines for physical distancing
  • Don't carpool with non-household members
  • Let someone know where you are going, and when you expect to return

If you are exhibiting symptoms or have recently been exposed to COVID-19, please stay home.