troutFishing Opportunities in the Rangeley Lakes Region

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Stream/River Fishing For Brook Trout And Landlocked Salmon

Rangeley River, Oquossoc

  • Wild landlocked salmon and brook trout
  • Fly fishing only
  • Extended fishing season through October (catch and release)

Upper Dam Pool, Richardstown

  • Trophy-size landlocked salmon and brook trout
  • Extended fishing through October (catch and release)
  • Fly fishing only

Rapid River, Township C and Upton

  • Trophy-size wild brook trout; also wild landlocked salmon
  • Fly fishing only
  • Catch-and-release fishery for brook trout
  • Walk-in access from dirt road off Route 16, or by small boat from Pond in the River
  • Scenic river with many rapids and pools

Magalloway River, Wilsons Mills

  • Trophy-size wild brook trout and wild landlocked salmon
  • Fly fishing only
  • Many walk-in access points down stream of Aziscohos Dam
  • Scenic river with several rapids and pools

South Branch Dead River, Langtown TWP, Coplin PLT

  • Stocked brook trout
  • Best fishing in spring and fall
  • Extended fishing in October (catch and release)
  • Many access sites along Route 16

Cupsuptic River, Lower and Upper Cupsuptic TWPs

  • Native brook trout
  • Fly fishing only
  • Many walk-in access points
  • Remote setting

Kennebago River, Lower Cupsuptic and Stetstown TWPs

  • Wild brook trout and landlocked salmon
  • Fly fishing only; catch and release after August 15
  • Access off Route 16 and the Boy Scout Road
  • The lower section of river makes a nice canoe trip

Sandy River, Sandy River PLT, Madrid

  • Wild brook trout upstream of Smalls Falls
  • Stocked brown trout downstream of Smalls Falls

Trolling Fisheries For Landlocked Salmon And Brook Trout

Rangeley Lake, Rangeley

  • Trophy-size landlocked salmon and brook trout
  • Trailered boat access at Rangeley, Oquossoc, and Rangeley Lake State Park

Mooselookmeguntic Lake, Rangeley PLT and Adamstown

  • Fast fishing for abundant wild landlocked salmon
  • Trophy-size wild brook trout
  • Trailered boat access at Cupsuptic Lake, Haines Landing, and near Toothaker Island

Richardson Lakes, Richardstown TWP and Township C

  • Landlocked salmon; occasional brook trout and lake trout
  • Trailered boat access at north end (Mill Brook) and south end (South Arm)
  • Highly scenic lake with sand beaches
  • Campsites available

Aziscohos Lake, Parkertown TWP and Lincoln PLT

  • Wild landlocked salmon and quality-size brook trout
  • Trailered boat access at Black Brook Cove
  • Boat access from unimproved landing at north end
  • Very scenic lake with campsites

Beaver Mountain Lake, Sandy River PLT

  • Wild landlocked salmon and brook trout
  • Trailered boat access at Route 4, parking limited

Walk-In Ponds

Aziscohos Pond, Magalloway Plantation

  • Stocked brook trout

Mountain Pond, Rangeley Plantation

  • Wild brook trout

Ledge Pond, Sandy River PLT

  • Stocked brook trout
  • High-elevation pond on the Appalachian Trail

Midway Pond, Sandy River PLT

  • Stocked brook trout
  • High-elevation pond on the Appalachian Trail

Four Ponds, Townships D and E

  • Long Pond: stocked brook trout and wild Sunapee trout
  • Round Pond: stocked brook trout; fly fishing only
  • Sabbath Day Pond: wild brook trout; fly fishing only
  • Moxie Pond: stocked brook trout; fly fishing only

South (Pine Tree) Pond, Sandy River Plantation

  • Stocked brook trout

Spencer Pond, Township D

  • Stocked brook trout
  • Fly fishing only

Swift River Pond, Township E

  • Stocked brook trout

Little Swift River Pond, Township E

  • Wild brook trout

Drive-To Trout Ponds

Quimby Pond, Rangeley

  • Wild/stocked brook trout that grow to trophy size
  • Fly fishing only
  • Canoe access with parking

Round Pond, Rangeley

  • Stocked brook trout
  • Fly fishing only

East Richardson Ponds, Adamstown TWP

  • Stocked brook trout

West Richardson Pond, Adamstown TWP

  • Stocked brook trout

Saddleback Lake, Dallas PLT

  • Stocked brook trout

Dodge Pond, Rangeley

  • Wild landlocked salmon and stocked brook trout

Sandy River Ponds, Sandy River PLT

  • Stocked brook trout

Beaver Pond, Township D

  • Stocked brook trout

Small Streams For Wild/Native Brook Trout

South Bog Stream, Rangeley Plantation

  • Fly fishing only
  • Section upstream of S. Shore Drive is catch and release

Bemis Stream, Township D

  • Lower section is fly fishing only

Cascade Stream (Saddleback Stream), Sandy River Plantation

  • Fly fishing only
  • Access via scenic gorge trail

Kids Fishing Opportunities

Haley Pond Outlet, Rangeley village

  • Restricted to persons less than 16 years of age under general law regulations, except that no live fish as bait is allowed, and it is closed to the taking of smelts.

Magalloway River, Lincoln Plantation

  • Bennett’s Covered Bridge to a half-mile upstream: persons under 16 years of age fish under general law limit

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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