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There are lots of reasons top visit Maine, especially when it comes to the beautiful scenery that’s there. If you’re an angler, then you’ll want to visit for the excellent fishing there, too. Here are seven of the best places to fish in Maine, and why you should check them out. Grab your fishing gear, marine fuel bladder and ice box and see what their waters have to offer you. 

1. Square Pond

Located in York County, this is a smaller lake on this list as it measures 910 acres. However, there’s still plenty of action here and you can be on the water all day, so make sure you bring your fuel bladders marine. You can easily spend hours here chasing the abundant fish in these waters.  

The lake is known as one of Maine’s best trout fishing spots, so it’s one that you’ve got to check out. The largest brown trout on record was caught here in 1997, measuring 23 pounds. While you may not come across anything that big, you’re certain to find plenty of brown trout when you fish here. As well as the trout, the rocky shoreline of the lake has created great breeding grounds for perch and bass too. 

2. Mooselookmeguntic Lake

 Going from one of the smallest to one of the largest waterways in Maine, the Mooselookmeguntic Lake boasts over 16,300 of water to explore. You can either find great fishing on the shore line, or hop in your boat with your fuel bladder for boats and fish from the surface. It’s always great to have that choice when you go fishing. 

There’s plenty of fish to be found here too. You can find lake trout, smallmouth bass, salmon, whitefish, yellow perch, and smelt here among other fish. If you don’t have your own boat, you can easily rent one here so you can sail around to your heart’s content. 

3. Thomas Pond

It’s easy to find Thomas Pond as it’s located just off U.S. Route 302, near Casco and Raymond. While this is one of the smallest waterways out there, measuring just 533 acres, you’re going to find a surprisingly large amount of fish here waiting to be caught. Make sure you bring your marine fuel bladder so you can stay out on the water for as long as you want. 

You can find white perch, brook trout, chain pickerel, bass, salmon, and much more besides. Many anglers recommend bringing different baits with you to ensure you target all the fish that are available to be caught here. You can spend some time testing them all out, and seeing what works best for you. 

4. Sebago Lake

Want to go fishing in the winter? Then Sebago Lake is a good bet, as it’s one of the few lakes in Maine that doesn’t totally freeze over. It’s also a great place to go if you’re looking to go camping, as the Sebago Lake State Park is on the northern shore of the lake. There are lots of camp grounds around the area that you can stay in, and explore the area during the day. 

As for the angling here, there’s plenty to be had. Make sure you load up your fuel bladders marine so you can really make the most of your time on the water. It’s believed that Maine’s salmon population come from this lake, so you’ll find lots of them here. You’ll also find trout, bass, perch, and more here. If you find northern pike, you have permission to catch and kill as many as you like, as they are an invasive species. 

5. Moosehead Lake

Located in the Longfellow Mountains, Moosehead Lake sports some of the most beautiful wild scenery. Being one of the largest lakes in Maine, it sports over 80 islands and numerous townships that lie on its lakes. 

Obviously it’s not all about the scenery though, as it’s a very popular spot for anglers. Here, you’ll be able to catch bass, brook trout, and smallmouth bass. If you come during the winter, then you can try your hand at ice fishing, too. This is the best time to find burbot that calls the lake home, too. If you fish by boat have a fuel bladder for boats handy, as you’ll be out here for a while. 

6. Rangeley Lake

This is a popular fishing spot, as there’s lots of opportunity to fish here. The lake is named for the town that surrounds it, so you can stay there and even rent a boat very easily, should you wish to. If you bring your own boat, bring a marine fuel bladder too as there’s a lot to explore here. 

For example, you can find trout, as well as bass, whitefish, perch, and smelt. Depending on where you are in the lake, you can even find some landlocked salmon, too. That’s why it’s important to bring fuel bladders marine along with you, as you never know how long you’ll be out there chasing that fish. 

7. Megunticook Lake

Megunticook Lake has something for pretty much any kind of angler. If you enjoy fly fishing or spinning, you can very easily do that from the shores of the lake. If you’d prefer to load up a boat with your gear and a fuel bladder for boats and fish that way, you can launch a boat from the eastern or western shores. 

Here, you’ll be able to catch a whole variety of different fish. You can find rainbow trout, smallmouth and largemouth bass, white perch, brown trout, brook trout, and salmon here. As there’s so much waiting for you here, it’s a place all anglers need to check out. 

These are seven of the best places to go fishing in Maine right now. It’s just scratching the surface too, as there’s so many lakes and rivers that offer excellent angling opportunities. Take your boat, your gear, and a marine fuel bladder, and you’ll be sure to have a great trip.


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