Wilson Stream access area. Photo/ME Dept of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife/Emily MacCabe

Did you know that Maine has designated certain bodies of water where kids 15 and under can fish? Here, Emily MacCabe of the Maine Dept. of Inland Fish & Wildlife focuses on the Wilson Stream youth fishing area:

Young fishermen at the Wilson Stream. Photo/ME Dept of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife/Emily MacCabe

“A portion of Wilson Stream in Wilton, Maine, is designated as one of the state’s youth-only fishing waters and is managed to provide special fishing opportunity to young anglers who are under the age of 16. The area begins just below the first bridge at the head of Wilson Lake and ends at the third bridge (Route 156) downstream from the lake.

The daily bag limit is 2 trout and anglers are limited to 2 lines.

The youth-only fishing area is easily accessed at the Wilson Lake boat launch on Canal Street.

This is a great location for local children to fish together and a great place for families to visit and cast a line. Wilson Lake is nearby which also offers great fishing and boating opportunities.”

For a complete list of youth-only fishing areas, CLICK HERE for a PDF listing.

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