Ice Fishing: Chasing Flags For Fun

Winter: Home to the Fish River Chain of Lakes Aroostook County hosts some of Maine’s finest ice fishing waters. This watershed holds some of Maines biggest landlocked salmon and fine brook trout to be taken through the ice. To do this right, bundle up with warm clothes and boots, bring plenty of traps, a good auger, a portable shelter and some hot food to keep you going throught the day. If you don’t have the gear, book a trip with a local guide to ensure a quality experience.Once the holes are drilled and the traps are baited, kick back with some hot chocolate and wait to hear someone yell “flag!” Then the race is on to see what you’ve caught. This is a great way to spend a winters day with friends and family and with a little luck, you might come home with more than memories.