In any case, I learned some cool things. Here are my notes:
- You don't need a license to ice fish in Maine on 2/17/2007 and 2/18/2007. I wrote those days down, good days to take the kids ice fishing. (The Saturday and Sunday immediately preceding President's Day each year are free fishing days).
- No ice fishing at night is allowed. You can ice fish only between 1/2 hour before sunrise and 1/2 hour after sunset.
- The bag limits for fish per day are actually between noon of one day and 11:59am the next day. So if you only fish one day, you can catch your limit in the morning, have a huge fish lunch and go out again in the afternoon to catch your limit again.
- Only 5 lines/traps per person
- Don't cut off heads and tails until you are ready to cook the fish
- Use 2" Letters on your ice shack
- All brooks, streams, and rivers are off limits to ice fishing unless they are listed in the rule book as open to ice fishing
- Maine resident kids can fish without a license until they turn 16. Out of state kids can fish without a license only until they are 12.
Hopefully someone else finds this material interesting too.