troutFishing Opportunities in the Downeast/Acadia Region

More useful resources in this area: Sporting Camps, Campgrounds/Lodging, and Guide Services.

Landlocked Salmon Fishing

West Grand Lake, Grand Lake Stream

  • One of Maine’s premier salmon lakes
  • Guide service and sporting camps Long expanses of undeveloped shoreline
  • Extended season through October 20.

Grand Lake Stream, Grand Lake Stream

  • One of Maine’s top five salmon rivers
  • Guide service and sporting camps available
  • An original home of salmon in Maine.
  • Crystal-clear waters in a 2.75 mile stream averaging 98’ wide
  • Fly fishing only. Extended season through October 20
  • Best fished with chest waders.

Cathance Lake, Cooper

  • Extended season through October 31

Long Pond, Mt. Desert Island

  • Bordered by Acadia National Park
  • 2 boat landings
  • Extended season through October 31

Alligator Lake, T34MD

  • Short carry-in access. Small boats are best
  • Long expanses of undeveloped shoreline

Mopang Lake, T29MD

  • Catch both salmon and splake (brook trout x lake trout hybrid)
  • Long expanses of undeveloped shoreline bordered by high hills
  • Extended season through October 31

Green Lake, Ellsworth

  • An original home of salmon in Maine

Brook Trout Fishing In Lakes/Ponds

(Most are small boat/canoe access.)

Monroe Lake, T43MD

  • Remote location
  • Extended season through October 31

Simmons Pond, Hancock

  • Extended season through October 31

Shattuck Lake, Calais

  • Extended season through October 31

Echo Lake, Mt. Desert Island

  • Opportunity for larger trout
  • Extended season through October 20
  • Bordered by Acadia National Park

Long Pond, Aurora

  • Opportunity for larger trout

West Pike Brook Pond, T18MD

  • Extended season through October 31
  • Lower Hadlock Pond, Mt. Desert Island
  • Extended season through October 31
  • Bordered by Acadia National Park

Pineo Pond, Deblois

  • Fly fishing only
  • Extended season through October 31

Montegail Pond, T19MD

Young’s Pond, Otis

  • Fly fishing only
  • Good action for 8- to 10-inch brook trout

Brook Trout Fishing (Wild) In Streams And Rivers

(Consult law book for special regulations on many of these waters.)

Old Stream, T31MD

New Stream, Wesley

Crooked River, T30MD

West Branch of the Machias R., T36MD

Mopang Stream, T24MD

Little Mopang Stream, T25MD

Middle Branch Union River, Aurora

Leighton Brook, Osborn

Pembroke Stream, T31MD

West Branch of the Narraguagus R., T16MD

Smallmouth Bass Fishing In Lakes/Ponds

Big Lake, Princeton

  • Guide service and sporting camps available
  • One of Maine’s premier smallmouth lakes

West Grand Lake, Grand Lake Stream

  • Guide service and sporting camps available
  • A premier smallmouth bass lake
  • Extended season through October 20

Woodland Flowage, Baileyville

  • Fast fishing for medium sized smallmouths

Grand Falls Flowage, Princeton

Guide service and sporting camps available

Extended season through November 30

Meddybemps Lake, Meddybemps

  • Fast fishing for 9- to 1-inch smallmouths
  • Extended season through November 30

Crawford Lake, Crawford

  • Both smallmouth and largemouth bass
  • Extended season through November 30

Hadley Lake, East Machias

  • Both smallmouth and largemouth bass
  • Extended season through November 30

Boyden Lake, Robbinston

  • Good chance for larger smallmouths Extended season through October 31

Toddy Pond, Orland

  • Good chance for larger smallmouths
  • Extended season through October 31

Georges Pond, Franklin

  • Some trophy smallmouths

Beech Hill Pond, Otis

  • Fast fishing for 9- to 12-inch smallmouths

Green Lake, Dedham

  • Some trophy smallmouths

Graham Lake, Ellsworth

  • Man-made lake, turbid waters
  • Quality sized smallmouths
  • Extended season through November 30

Molasses Pond, Eastbrook

  • Extended season through October 31

Lake Trout (Togue) Fishing

West Grand Lake, Grand Lake Stream

  • Numerous 18-22" lake trout, some larger fish

West Musquash Lake, Talmadge

  • Remote, hilly, scenic lake
  • Crystal-clear water

Beech Hill Pond, Otis

  • Home of Maine’s state record lake trout 31-lbs. 8-oz.
  • Numerous 15-23" lake trout

Toddy Pond, Surry

  • Numerous 15-23" lake trout/some larger fish

Green Lake, Ellsworth

  • Excellent growth
  • Some trophy lake trout from 10-20 lbs.

Jordan Pond, Mt. Desert Island

  • Numerous 14-23" lake trout/some larger fish

Walk-In Trout Ponds

Tilden Pond, T10SD

  • Stocked brook trout
  • Extended season through October 31

Salmon Pond, T10SD

  • Stocked brook trout
  • Extended season through October 31

Little Long Pond, T10SD

  • Wild brook trout

Upper Flood Lake, Talmadge

  • Wild brook trout

Rainbow Pond, T10SD

  • Stocked brook trout
  • Extended season through October 31

Kid/Family Fishing Opportunities

Second Gardner Lake, Marion

  • White perch, chain pickerel, sunfish Extended season through November 30

Meddybemps Lake, Meddybemps

  • Fast action for smallmouth bass
  • Extended season through November 30

Cathance Lake, Cooper

  • Fast action for smallmouth bass
  • Extended season through October 31

East Machias River

  • Smallmouth and largemouth bass, chain pickerel, white and yellow perch

Rocky Lake, T18ED

  • White perch, chain pickerel, fast action for smallmouth and largemouth bass
  • Extended season through November 30

Crawford Lake, Crawford

  • White perch, smallmouth and largemouth bass, chain pickerel
  • Extended season through November 30

Scammon Pond, Eastbrook

  • Fast fishing for 15- to 20-inch pickerel
  • Extended season through November 30

Great Pond, Aurora

  • Yellow perch, pickerel, smallmouth bass
  • Extended season through October 31

Jones Pond

  • White & yellow perch, pickerel, smallmouth
  • Extended season through October 31

First Chain Lake, T26ED

  • Fast fishing for 15- to 20-inch pickerel
  • Extended season through November 30

Private Lands

Many of Maine’s fisheries can only be accessed by using private lands. Please treat all lands you use with respect. Please, try to leave the woods and waters better than you found them to help ensure future access. Thank You.

Illegal introductions

Illegal introductions can destroy native fish populations and alter the ecology of Maine’s waters, FOREVER! Introducing any fish species or possessing or transporting any live fish (except baitfish) is illegal. These are Class E Crimes punishable by a fine of $10,000 and may result in the suspension of all Department-issued licenses and permits.

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