Fishing - Lake, Ponds and River
Fishing in the Moosehead Region offers something
for everyone! A glance at any map reveals a number of bodies of
water ranging in size from Moosehead Lake to ponds of only a few
acres. There is plenty of action for spin casters as well as for
fly casters; for novices and for experts. Some waters are easily
accessed by car while others require some hiking and carrying. Among
the popular species are bass, perch, trout, salmon, and togue. Although
Maine has an energetic stocking program, many of the waters contain
wild fish - a pleasure to catch and to see.
If this is your first time fishing in the Moosehead
area, we recommend the use of a guide who will be able to help you
achieve your goals and will offer a wealth of information on the
great outdoors in general. Basic fishing outfits can be purchased
from several stores in town. Read an ESPN Outdoors article on flyfishing
in the Moosehead Lake area here.
Be sure that you have a license and an up-to-date
fishing regulation book. There are several local sites where you
may purchase a license, or you may apply for one online from the
Maine Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife.
for a printable list of lakes, ponds, and rivers to fish (pdf file).
for Ice Out Dates on Moosehead Lake 1848-2010 (pdf file).