Eel Season Starts in Maine 

Eel season is under way in Maine.Elvers, which are small eels, brought in nearly $40 million for Maine fishermen last year. They sold for more than $2,000 a pound. There are only 400 elver fishing licenses issued in Maine.Some fishermen have been camped out along the Medomak river in Waldoboro for more than a week.Get caught fishing without a license and it’s a $2,000 fine.Maine and South Carolina are the only two states where elver fishing is allowed. The season runs through May.