Midcoast Maine has everything necessary for a wonderful seaside vacation. Ocean kayaking, great seafood, and whale watching are just the beginning; a wide range of water-based activities are available. Boothbay Harbor fishing is a favorite for residents and visitors alike. Anglers have ample opportunity to pull in a great catch here, whether they do it from a boat or directly off the shore. If you’re an avid fisher or just starting out, you won’t be disappointed with a fishing trip to Boothbay Harbor.
Before you grab your rod and head to the shore for a Boothbay Harbor fishing day, be sure to visit our Attractions and Things to Do in Boothbay Harbor page. It’s full of suggestions that will ease the stress of planning and make your getaway memorable. The area is home to many amazing restaurants, interesting attractions, and stimulating outdoor activities.
Boothbay Harbor Fishing Tips – Locate Your Catch
Boothbay Harbor fishing can yield a varied catch. The most common catches for deep sea fishing in Boothbay Harbor include striper, striped bass, bluefish, mackerel, and even flounder. If you head out just off of Boothbay Harbor you might get the chance to reel in a giant bluefin tuna from 200 to 1000 pounds! While fishing in Maine for striper, bluefish and mackerel, you can also catch freshwater catfish, skates, sturgeon, dogfish sharks, pollock, cunners (bergalls), and codfish.
Boothbay Harbor Fishing Charters
There are many places to fish from the shore in Boothbay Harbor, including some great spots at Cape Newagen and at Linekin Bay. If you’d rather spend your day out on the water, consider a Boothbay Harbor fishing charter. Grab your bait and rent a boat to enjoy a adventurous day on the sea. Contact one of these local fishing charters to make a reservation for your next fishing trip.
- Miss Boothbay Mackerel Fishing with Balmy Days Cruises
- Deep Sea Fishing on the Shark Six with Saltwater Maine
- Breakaway Sport Fishing and Sightseeing Tours in Boothbay, ME
- Blackjack Sport Fishing and Charters
- Boothbay Harbor and Mid Coast Charterboat Captains & Guides
Licenses, Regulations, and Exemptions
Before you can enjoy Boothbay Harbor fishing, you will need to get a fishing license from the state of Maine. Anglers are required to register every year for recreational saltwater fishing. The process can be handled online for a small fee, or in-person at any Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife appointed license agent. (License agents include Town Offices, large tackle shops, and outdoor stores.)
There are some exemptions. For example, if you are fishing from a charter or other for-hire vessel captained by someone with a license, you will not need to get your own. To see a full list of exceptions and other rules, or to register, visit the Maine website.
Enjoy the Evening at Newagen Seaside Inn
After a day of Boothbay Harbor fishing, come relax at Newagen Seaside Inn. Our traditional oceanfront inn is one of the best places to experience a coastal Maine vacation. We are located conveniently near Boothbay Harbor, and you’ll have easy access to some of the best fishing in the area. Delicious meals at our Pub, gorgeous walking trails and great weekly events will also be yours to enjoy. Contact us today. We look forward to providing you with an experience of authentic midcoast Maine.