PO Box 51, Dresden, Maine 04342 info@alewifeharvesters.org 207-441-3006

River Herring Commercial Harvests

Are you looking for fresh bait this spring? River herring, alewives and blueback herring, are a good source of bait for lobster and halibut fishing. River herring are typically harvested in May until early June.

Below are a list of all towns that harvest river herring commercially:

  • Alna
  • Bath
  • Benton
  • Cherryfield
  • Dresden
  • East Machias
  • Ellsworth
  • Franklin
  • Gouldsboro
  • Jefferson
  • Newcastle
  • Nobleboro
  • Orland
  • Perry
  • Phippsburg
  • Steuben
  • Sullivan
  • Vassalboro
  • West Bath
  • Warren
  • Woolwich

If you would like to purchase bait from any of these locations please call the local town office for the harvester’s contact information.