Crash of smelt inhabitants might endanger Sebago Lake’s famed landlocked salmon

Sebago Lake has lengthy been one of many premier landlocked salmon fisheries in Maine. It’s certainly one of solely 4 waters within the state to which the fish are native.

However there may be concern amongst anglers and biologists alike that Sebago Lake’s native salmon, and the rainbow smelt inhabitants that feeds them, are in hassle.

The state’s stocking of lake trout, pure fluctuations in bait fish abundance, adjustments in angler conduct and the unlawful introduction of freshwater alewives and Northern pike have conspired to create a quickly altering fishery within the state’s second largest lake.