An Atlantic salmon at the Craig Brook National Fish Hatchery in East Orland. Credit: Gabor Degre | BDN

Do you know a togue from a brookie? How about a cusk from a pike?

If you’re iffy on the difference between a smallmouth and a largemouth (hint: one has a bigger mouth) then it’s time to brush up on your fish identification skills.

Take this quiz and see how you stack up. If you want more details — and more fish — check out the state’s fish identification guide.


Photos and data from Maine Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife

NOTE: I have changed one of the previous possible choices to avoid confusion and to be more accurate.

Dan MacLeod

Dan MacLeod is the managing editor of the Bangor Daily News. He's an Orland native who moved to Portland in 2002 and now lives in Unity. He's been a journalist since 2008, and previously worked for the...