It is that time of year again when mother nature lets up a little on Maine. Up North, we can witness the grass poking through the snow, the ponds and lakes shedding their ice, and the chirping from the birds is back in full swing. Of course, there is so much more fun that comes with the changing season. 

A personal favorite is jumping in the brooks with waders and fishing for the native "Squaretail" brook trout. According to Trout Unlimited, Maine is home to 97% of the wild brook trout waters in the Eastern United States. Local and out of stater fisherman are flocking to the brooks in the north to try their hands at a few of the native fish. This is not to say that these are the only fish Maine has to offer, as rainbow trout, brown trout, landlocked salmon, perch, pickerel, and pike all add to the fun of fishing. (For more legal game fish types visit the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries website)

The problem for most aspiring fishermen is not having a place to stay to get in time on the north waters. Because only 10% of Maine waters hold the special Squarebacks, that limits the area for buying or renting land for sale in Maine. Luckily people have recognized the influx of fisherman and have tried to make accommodations with homes for sale in Maine. A quick search on the internet will reveal many camps on rich, secluded waters, such as a plush lakefront property in Maine that is either for rent or for sale. 

For now, all I can say is if you are really invested in fishing and enjoy the peacefulness of it, or enjoy the camaraderie between your friends and fellow games men, then you owe it to yourself to make the investment. If you don't trust me, trust the thousands that live it daily or travel hundreds of miles to live it for what only may be a few hours of thrill.