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 download your complimentary Midcoast Maine Vacation Guide! 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. Gain access to information about all these things in one place when you have this curated brochure. Keep it handy to ensure that you choose the best during your trip to Boothbay Harbor.
Boothbay Harbor Fishing Tips – Locate Your Catch
Boothbay Harbor fishing can yield a varied catch. For the best chance at reeling in your ideal type of fish, pay attention to where you cast your line. For instance, surf and pier fishing tends to bring in redfish, speckled sea trout, flounder, cobia, whiting, and Jack Crevalle. Inshore fishing adds black sea bass, black drum, shark, and sheepshead to the list. The most common catches for deep sea fishing in Boothbay Harbor include shark, black sea bass, and cobia.
Boothbay Harbor Fishing Charters
There are many places to fish from the shore in Boothbay Harbor, including some great spots at Cape Newagen and Linekin Bay. If you’d rather spend your day out on the water, consider a Boothbay Harbor fishing charter. Pack your bait and rent a boat to enjoy a serene 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
- Blackjack Sport Fishing and Charters
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 $1 fee, or in-person at any Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife appointed license agent for $2. (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 in 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.