Northeast - Maine fishing
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11-08-2007, 07:40 AM
Anyone else still fishing off of Southern Maine? Does the no cod rule apply in Maine state and offshore waters too? I last went out last Friday and got 8 cod including a couple of would-be keepers a couple of miles off of Portland, all released because I'm not sure what the rules are after Nov. 1 here. 5 lb cod fight surprisingly well when caught on lighter gear in 40-60' of water, totally different animal than when you catch them in 300'. Any other reports?
11-08-2007, 09:21 AM
Boats up in surry on the hard......No Fishing here....:(
11-09-2007, 08:39 AM
I am looking for getting out there for a couple of last ditch trips. where did you go (lat, long if you got em) for those cod/
as for the laws at this time, i'm pretty sure your average Joe can fish in the gulf of Maine taking keeper sized cod.
11-09-2007, 08:58 AM
clarification, if you are staying within the 3 mile limit (not getting into fed waters)
11-09-2007, 09:08 AM
According to Maine DMR...Cod may not be retained between 11/1/07 and 3/31/08.
11-09-2007, 09:10 AM
Minimum size 24”
10 fish per angler per day
Cannot retain cod from
November 1 to March 31,
11-09-2007, 09:11 AM
Sheez, COD you came out of no where, I click submit and theres your post
11-09-2007, 09:46 AM
Chap 34.10 2 c iv
"Cod may not be possessed on board a charter, party or recreational fishing vessel from November 1 through March 31, inclusive."
Thats how Bambi feels 21FTCC...got my camo on :grin: