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Hello. I live in Bangor, Maine (which is in central Maine). I'm 42 years old and have been fishing since I was a small boy (mostly for white perch). I haven't caught many bass, though I'm happy to catch anything that takes my bait. The waters I've fished contain perch, bass (mostly smallmouth and a few largemouth), pickerel, and the occasional trout or salmon. I do not get to fish as much as I'd like. I live in the city and rent a small apartment. I do not have a boat (nowhere to store it and no way to tow/transport it) and I do not know where to find publicly accessible fishing areas such as boat docks or public shorelines.

 

In addition, I am physically disabled with a permanent spinal cord injury that results in limited use of my legs, and this limits the areas I can fish. I am able to drive a specially-equipped car and I am able to climb in and out of a boat (for example if I'm visiting family or friends that have a boat). I can fish from shore in my camp chair, but only if there's a public boat dock or if the terrain is mostly flat and easy to navigate. I am not able to navigate steep or rocky terrain, and I am not able to walk long distances (I can only walk perhaps a few city blocks, and I cannot stand up for long periods of time).

 

I would like to fish the Penobscot River or any lakes/rivers/ponds that are near my location in central Maine, if anyone knows of any easily accessible public docks/shorelines/parks where I could do so.

 

My gear consists of a fishing backpack with some Plano trays of tackle and various tools/accessories, a St. Croix Mojo Bass 7' medium spinning rod, a St. Croix 7'1" Mojo Bass medium-heavy casting rod, and a St. Croix 7' Panfish series light spinning rod. My spinning reels are Shimano Sahara, and my baitcaster is an Abu Garcia C4-5600. I have a fairly small collection of various sizes of lures (Yamamoto worms and grubs, some inline spinners, and some Rapala crankbaits/jerkbaits, plus some small tackle for panfish).

 

If anyone has any advice about where I could fish from public docks/shores in or around Bangor / central Maine, I'd appreciate any suggestions. Thanks.

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Welcome to BR @orion77. I'm down here in North Central Bassachusetts, and am also a disabled angler/kayaker so I get where you're coming from for ease of access.

 

Found this link that lists all the public ramps in Maine, sortable by town etc., and also seems to list other amenities (handicap accessible, restrooms for each)

 

https://www.maine.gov/dacf/parks/water_activities/boating/public_boat_launches/boat_sites.shtml

 

Wishing you all the best and feel free to PM me if there's anything I can help you with to get to or on the water.

LM

 

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7 minutes ago, LadiMopar said:

Welcome to BR @orion77. I'm down here in North Central Bassachusetts, and am also a disabled angler/kayaker so I get where you're coming from for ease of access.

 

Found this link that lists all the public ramps in Maine, sortable by town etc., and also seems to list other amenities (handicap accessible, restrooms for each)

 

https://www.maine.gov/dacf/parks/water_activities/boating/public_boat_launches/boat_sites.shtml

 

Wishing you all the best and feel free to PM me if there's anything I can help you with to get to or on the water.

LM

 

 

Thanks! That looks like an excellent resource. I will check it out and see what I can find. I appreciate your help.

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