When does fishing season open
A mild winter and early ice-out conditions on Maine lakes and ponds has prompted the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife to scrap the traditional April 1 opening day of open-water fishing season this year.
Instead, fishing season opens Thursday, March 17, on all bodies of water that were scheduled to open on April 1.
“We had a short ice fishing season, so this really allows anglers to get out and enjoy some time on the water, which they weren’t able to do in a lot of places as much as they would have liked this winter, ” said Mark Latti, DIF&W outreach and communications coordinator.
Latti explained that by amending the existing rule that sets opening day of fishing season, the department was able to respond to existing conditions. The commissioner of the DIF&W is allowed to amend the opening date in a specific year should conditions warrant it.
“We do have the flexibility to open the season early, and with the short winter we had, this made a lot of sense, ” Latti said.
The action isn’t without precedent: Back in 2010, Gov. John Baldacci opened the season on March 25 by signing an emergency bill after a very mild spring. The process for altering the opening date has been changed in state statutes since then. Now the department’s commissioner has the power to change opening dates for fishing without legislative approval or the governor’s signature if weather conditions are abnormally mild, Latti said.
According to a DIF&W press release, early anglers are likely to find more fish available in waters that were largely inaccessible to ice fishermen over the winter.
An important point, according to the DIF&W: The early opening day does not apply to waters that have special season-opening dates later than April 1. Also: If a lake currently has ice, and anglers are fishing on that ice, they will still be allowed to do so.
In addition, any restrictive S-codes — not keeping any fish before April 1, for instance — are still in effect on some waters.how to use vidkeep helper What is the meaning of easter bunny and eggs? I dont know what tricks to try bmx? What does gts mean on snapchat? How do i learn little tricks on an android phone? What is the meaning of spiders in dreams? Tips for adults who want to enter the workforce over 40? What does sebastian like in stardew valley? How to insert a suppository? What does a high basophils mean in a blood test? How to build an outdoor kitchen? What is the meaning of a few? How to tell a boy you like him? How to do tricks on mx vs atv reflex for dsi? What does medical marijuanas help with? How to apply blush? What is peristalsis? Card tricks how to know o card has been turned around? Tricks on how to connect to a citiphone officer faster? how to find browser helper objects Who invented magic tricks? Which restaurants do not ask for tips? What is the number meaning of life? What does blue balls mean? What does it mean when someone gives you butterflies? How can sweat glands on our finger tips be used to identify a person? What does blood in the urine mean? How to do tricks in 1080 snowboarding? Tips in how to be free from approval from others? How to make finger nail tips whiter with baking soda? where to get the tsm app helper update Who tips an uber driver? when was mothers little helper released What does capricorn mean? when an antigen presenting cell interacts successfully with a helper t cell Tricks to fall asleep when you can't? What is the meaning of antiseptic? What does astaghfirullah mean? What is the url for the tips incident reporting system? how much does a helper cost in singapore What does the suffix ness mean? What does grooming a child mean? What is a taint? What alcohol does to your body? How to find a boyfriend? Tips how to fit in a culture of a company? Wedding guest tips how them? What does ls mean? Tricks when my 50mm lens isn't enough for big venue? How to make pizza crust? What does raspberry leaf tea do? How to teach a betta tricks? What are good healing crystals? What good easter mean black? What does scolded mean? What is amenorrhea? How to fix holes in drywall? What is the meaning of turn your head and cough? How old do you have to be a stripper? Lil durk - what happened to virgil meaning? How to get rid of tooth pain? How to upgrade to 1st class tips? How to transfer from coinbase to coinbase pro? How to make pesto? How to win rock paper scissors? how might a helper most challenge a client to participate in the helping process? What does strut mean? What does it mean to dream you are pregnant? What does dog licking mean? what was the name of clark's african american helper What does stammered mean? How to lose weight without exercise? What does wags mean? What does scorpio sign mean? Trump impeachment what does it mean? How many hat tricks does toews have? Elden ring how to equip great rune? What does syphilis look like? What are invasive species? What does estranged wife mean? How to cook chicken breast? What is it called when officer tricks someone into admitting something they didnt do? How to watch better call saul? How to get rid of blackheads at home? What is the meaning of hematite? What does pre cum mean? How to sell an nft? How to get gum out of hair? what is a good add in ingredient cheesy lasagna hamburger helper How to delete fb? What does recent mean? how many dogs can i have in helper utah How to activate windows 10? What have you been up to lately meaning? What is the meaning of the milkshake song? What is the meaning of novel? What are sweetmeats? How to make a roblox game? What sound does a moose make?