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Go Fishing Now in Maine
Maine is a northern frontier still underrated for its fishing opportunities.
Maine covers a vast geography with a large variety of fish to target. You can go to Maine for its amazing trout waters. You can fish the southern parts of Maine to target quality largemouth bass. Smallmouth bass are available throughout the State with some fisheries that will rival the best Smallmouth waters in North America. Salmon, Whitefish, Northern Pike, Crappie, and Perch will also be found throughout Maine.
Fishing in Maine is not just a summer activity. There are plenty of guides and lodges that allow you to fish the many hardwater opportunities that exist across the Pine Tree State.
To learn about fishing regulations in Maine, visit Maine Inland Fisheries and Wildlife.
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Maine Fishing Directory
Fish River Lodge
When we think of fishing trips to Maine, we think of places exactly like Fish River Lodge. This Maine fishing destination sits in Aroostook County near the town of Eagle Lake. Fish River Lodge offers Housekeeping and American Plan lodging packages. The Lodge is owned by Wayne and Tenley Skolfield, and Tenley is a Registered Maine Guide. Whether using Tenley as a guide or going out on your own, fishing opportunities abound with their access to the Fish River Chain of Lakes. Specifically, they fish Eagle Lake, Fish River, Portage Lake, St. Froid Lake, Square Lake, Cross Lake and Long Lake. Primary targets are landlocked salmon, brook trout, and lake trout. Muskie aren't far away in the St. John River. One last thing for you hunters, check out their hunting pics on Facebook...very impressive!
Maine Experience Guide Service
Licensed Master Maine Hunting & Fishing Guide, and USCG Master Captain Jay Farris is a fishing guide ready to put you on a Maine outdoor experience. He provides day & overnight fishing in the areas of Augusta, Brunswick, Bath, Midcoast Maine, Downeast Maine, North Maine Woods, Southern Maine, Gardiner, Winthrop and Belgrade, Maine. So basically if you want to go to Maine, Jay can take you fishing. Not only is he geographically a diverse guide but he also fishes for multi-species as well. He will take you fishing for salmon, northern pike, largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, striped bass, perch and catfish. His striper fishing is done on the lower Kennebec River. Jay is a lifelong Maine resident, other than the time he spent in the Army (Thank you for your service Jay!). So whatever you want your Maine adventure to entail, Jay can deliver with his lifelong experience fishing these waters. In fact, as soon as I am done writing this, I am going to be contacting Jay about his northern pike trip. That one just jumped really high on my bucket list.
Pine Grove Lodge and Cabins
Bob and Andrea Howe are your hosts at Pine Grove Lodge and Cabins. They operate the Lodge as a Bed & Breakfast on the edge of Maine's Western Mountains. Located near Bingham, Maine, you can stay in their lodge or in one of their cabin rentals. Their cabins do not have full kitchens but offer a small refrigerator and microwave. They offer fishing in the region including Kennebec River, Dead River, Wyman Lake and Pierce Pond. Fishing for trout, salmon, splake, largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, perch and northern pike is available. Conventional tackle or fly fishing are welcome when fishing out of Pine Grove. They can arrange a guide for you if your would like some assistance finding some great fishing. They also do fly fishing lessons for newbies. Lastly, this is four season fishing when at Pine Grove as they can put you on some great hardwater fishing during the winter.
Rideout's Lakeside Lodge and Cabins
Do you love the idea of smallmouth bass and salmon fishing on a picturesque lake on the United States/Canadian border? If you answered yes, East Grand Lake may be an option for you. East Grand Lake is located in the most northern part of Maine with one shoreline in the United State and the other in the Canadian province of New Brunswick. On the American side of East Grand Lake, you will find Rideout's Lakeside Lodge and Cabins. Staff here at Go Fishing Now have been to Rideout's and can recommend this place to anyone looking for quality fishing at a well run and organized camp. This isn't the fanciest place we have been but very clean and comfortable. They offer both housekeeping and all-inclusive plans on East Grand Lake. The fishing remains solid all year around but outstanding #s of big smallmouth bass can be had if you visit during the spawn. At Go Fishing Now, we believe that fishing beds during the spawn require fishermen to be very conscious of their handling of fish. This is not the time of year for light line, long battles and pictures of every fish. It is critically important to get the fish to the boat and back in the water as quickly as possible. While salmon and smallmouths are the main draw, lake trout, brook trout and white perch fishing can also be part of your trip to East Grand Lake and Rideout's Lakeside Lodge and Cabins.
Rocky Ridge Guide Service
Rocky Ridge Guide Service fishes the Sebago Lake region, Greater Bridgton Lakes region and many other lakes & ponds in southwestern Maine. Waters include Kezar Lake, Moose Pond and Sebago Lake. Salmon, lake trout, smallmouth bass, and largemouth bass fishing are all available when fishing with Rocky Ridge. They are based out of the town of Lovell Maine, which is in western Maine's White Mountains area. Captain Carl Bois has been guiding fishing trips for 25 years. Along with freshwater, he also guides saltwater for stripers & blue fish out of Pine point in Scarborough Maine off of Old Orchard Beach. Captain Carl will provide fishing focused trips or specific instructional trips from bass fishing techniques to downrigger methods. He offers primarily full day guide service but you can contact him if you need something shorter in duration. Love fishing Maine? Rocky Ridge Guide Service and Captain Carl will make sure you have a great time experiencing Maine's amazing waters.
Wilsons on Moosehead Lake
Wilsons on Mooshead Lake is located in the town of Moosehead, Maine. This rustic resort provides a lot of fishing opportunities. While at Wilsons, you can fly fish, cast, troll and even ice fish on Moosehead Lake. The Lake and Kennebec River are natural breeding grounds for brook trout, lake trout and landlocked salmon. There are also several remote ponds for native brook trout, and smallmouth bass fishing. Boat launch and docking is free for guests with staying at the resort. Boat rentals are also available. Guide service is available with Wilsons including guided drift boat fishing with half and full day trips. They also guide on Moosehead Lake, smallmouth bass trips and ice fishing guiding. Cast and blast can be done during October. They have a number of rustic housekeeping cottage options up to 5 bedrooms.