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  • Androscoggin Lake
  • Baskahegan Lake
  • China Lake
  • Cobbosseecontee Lake
  • East Grand Lake, ME
  • Long Lake
  • Messalonskee Lake
  • Moosehead Lake
  • Mooselookmeguntic Lake, ME
  • Pushaw Lake
  • Rangeley Lake
  • Richardson Lake
  • Schoodic Lake
  • Sebago Lake
  • Sebasticook Lake
  • Sebec Lake
  • Thompson Lake
  • Webb Lake
  • West Grand Lake, ME

Fishing Boats For Rent In Maine

The state of Maine has over 2,000 lakes and ponds. Additionally there are streams and rivers as well as coastal waters providing fishing opportunities. We will focus here on some of the larger fishing lakes in Maine.

The state offers a wide variety of fishing opportunities. Here, you can fish for largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, channel catfish, blue catfish, black crappie, brook trout, brown trout, lake trout, bluegill, white perch, yellow perch, Atlantic salmon, chain pickerel, muskie and northern pike in local lakes, rivers, ponds and/or streams. Ice fishing in winter is popular across the state.

Major Maine Lakes

Maine major lakes and fish chart

Lake & Fish Chart

This chart shows the major angling destinations, cross referencing these waters with the major species to be found in each of the lakes or impoundments.

For a detailed list of primary fish species in ME, plus state fish records, see the list below.

Lakes, sizes and locations in the state.

Allagash Lake is a 4,300-acre lake in the west-central part of the state.

Androscoggin Lake is a 4,000-acre lake in the south-central part of the state, at Wayne.

Aziscohos Lake is a 6,700-acre lake in the southeast part of the state, at Parkertown.

Baskahegan Lake is a 6,900-acre lake in the east-central part of the state, at Brookton.

Big Lake is a 10,000-acre lake in the southeast part of the state, at Princeton.

Chamberlain Lake is an 11,000-acre lake in the north-central part of the state, 10 miles northeast of Chesuncook.

China Lake is a 3,900-acre lake in the south-central part of the state, 10 miles south of Waterville.

Chesuncook Lake is a 26,000-acre lake in the west-central part of the state, southeast of Chesuncook.

Cobbosseecontee Lake, aka Cobbossee Lake, is a 5,550-acre lake in southern Maine, at Manchester.

Damariscotta Lake is a 4,000-acre lake in the southeast part of the state, at Jefferson.

Eagle Lake is a 5,600-acre lake in the northeast part of the state, at Eagle Lake.

East Grand Lake is a 16,000-acre lake on the eastern Maine-Canada border, at Danforth.

Flagstaff Lake is a 20,000-acre lake in the mid-western part of the state, at Flagstaff.

Gardner Lake is a 2,200-acre lake in the southeast corner of the state, at East Machias.

Graham Lake is a 2,000-acre lake in the south-central part of the state, at Fletchers Landing.

Grand Lake Matagamon is a 6,000-acre lake in the north-central part of the state, at Trout Brook.

Great Pond is an 8,200-acre lake in the south-central part of the state, at Rome.

Lobster Lake is a 3,500-acre lake in the west-central part of the state, 3 miles east of Northeast Carry.

Long Lake (Harrison-Naples) is a 5,300-acre lake in the southwest part of the state, between Harrison and Naples.

Mattawamkeag Lake is a 3,300-acre lake in the east-central part of the state, 3 miles east of Island Falls.

Meddybemps Lake is a 6,800-acre lake in the southeast part of the state, at Meddybemps.

Messalonskee Lake is a 3,500-acre lake in the south-central part of the state, at Belgrade.

Millinocket Lake is an 8,900-acre lake in the north-central part of the state, 6 miles north of Millinocket.

Moosehead Lake is a 75,000-acre lake in the mid-western part of the state, between Greenville and Kineo.

Mooselookmeguntic Lake is a 16,300-acre lake in the southwest part of the state, at Rangeley.

Munsungan Lake is a 1,500-acre lake in the north-central part of ME.

Pemadumcook Lakes encompass 18,000 acres in the north-central part of the state, 8 miles west of Millinocket.

Portage Lake is a 2,400-acre lake in the northeast part of the state, at Portage Lake.

Pushaw Lake is a 5,000-acre lake in the south-central part of the state, at Glenburn.

Rangeley Lake is a 6,300-acre lake in the southwest part of the state, at Rangeley.

Richardson Lakes (Upper & Lower) is a 7,100-acre impoundment in the southwest part of the state, at Richardsontown.

Schoodic Lake is a 7,100-acre lake in the central part of the state, at Lake View Plantation.

Sebasticook Lake is a 4,300-acre lake in the south-central part of the state, at Newport.

Sebago Lake is a 28,700-acre lake in the southwest part of the state, 4 miles west of Windham.

Sebec Lake is a 6,800-acre lake in the mid-western part of the state, at Sebec.

Square Lake is an 8,100-acre lake in the northeast part of the state, at Square Lake.

St Froid Lake is a 2,400-acre lake in the north-central part of the state, at Winterville Plantation.

Thompson Lake is a 4,400-acre lake in the southwest part of the state, at Oxford.

Webb Lake is a 2,100-acre lake in the western part of the state, at Weld.

West Grand Lake is a 14,300-acre lake in the east-central part of the state, at Grand Lake Stream Plantation.

Fish Species & State Records in Maine

Bass

Largemouth Bass

Largemouth bass

World record: 22 lbs 4 oz

State Record: 11 lbs 10 oz

Smallmouth Bass

Smallmouth bass

World record: 11 lbs 15 oz

State Record: 8 lbs 0 oz

Catfish

White Catfish

White catfish

World record: 22 lbs 0 oz

State Record: 6.69 lbs

Crappie

Black Crappie

Black crappie

World record: 6 lbs 0 oz

State Record: 3 lbs 9.76 oz

Trout

Rainbow Trout

Rainbow trout

World record: 42 lbs 2 oz

State Record: 13 lbs 9 oz

Brook Trout

Brook trout

World record: 14 lbs 8 oz

State Record: 9 lbs 2 oz

Brown Trout

Brown trout

World record: 40 lbs 4 oz

State Record: 23 lbs 5 oz

Lake Trout

Lake trout

World record: 72 lbs 0 oz

State Record: 39 lbs 2 oz

Panfish

Bluegill

Bluegill

World record: 4 lbs 12 oz

State Record: 0.51 lbs

White Perch

White perch

World record: 4.6 lbs

State Record: 3.48 lbs

Yellow Perch

Yellow perch

World record: 4 lbs 3 oz

State Record: 2.12 lbs

Salmon

Atlantic Salmon

Atlantic salmon

World record: 79 lbs 2 oz

State Record: 22 lbs 8 oz

Other species

Chain Pickerel

Pickerel

World record: 9 lbs 6 oz

State Record: 7 lbs 2 oz

Muskie

Muskie (Muskellunge)

World record: 69 lbs 9 oz

State Record: 33 lbs 0 oz

Northern Pike

Northern pike

World record: 55 lbs 1 oz

State Record: 31 lbs 2 oz

Click the images and links above for species details.

Maine Fishing Lakes

State of ME Fishing Information

Visit the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife website to review fishing regulations and acquire additional information about fishing in Maine.

Visit AA-Boats-Boating.com to find information about fishing boats in Maine and other boating information.

Acquire a Maine fishing license online, here.

You can fish some of the backwoods ares of these lakes if you are willing to get away from the crowds and go camping. For those who prefer not to rough it but want to keep cost down, used motorhomes in Maine are available through private parties or motorhome dealers across the state. This option allows you to be indoors in the great outdoors, and just maybe discover some great fishing.

Bass fishing book

Fish for big bass

Excellent largemouth and smallmouth bass fishing is available to anglers.

 

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