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Maine Fishing Lake

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.

Major Maine Lakes

Maine major lakes and fish chart

Lake & Fish Chart

This chart shows the major fishing waters in Maine, cross referencing these waters with the major types of fishing to be found in each of the lakes or impoundments. For a more complete list of fish species in Maine, see the list below, which also includes state records.

Maine Fishing Lake Sizes & Locations

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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, ME.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Motorhome and RV sales and rentals

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.

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Fish for big bass in Maine

Excellent largemouth and smallmouth bass fishing is available to anglers in ME.

Fish Species in Maine

Fishing for bass in Maine

Largemouth Bass

Largemouth bass

World record: 22 lbs 4 oz

ME State Record: 11 lbs 10 oz

Smallmouth Bass

Smallmouth bass

World record: 11 lbs 15 oz

ME State Record: 8 lbs 0 oz

Fishing for catfish in Maine

Channel Catfish

Channel catfish

World record: 58 lbs 0 oz

ME State Record: 27 lbs 15 oz

Blue Catfish

Blue catfish

World record: 143 lbs 0 oz

ME State Record: 80 lbs 12 oz

Fishing for crappie in Maine

Black Crappie

Black crappie

World record: 6 lbs 0 oz

ME State Record: 3 lbs 4 oz

Fishing for trout in Maine

Brook Trout

Brook trout

World record: 14 lbs 8 oz

ME State Record: 9 lbs 2 oz

Brown Trout

Brown trout

World record: 40 lbs 4 oz

ME State Record: 23 lbs 5 oz

Lake Trout

Lake trout

World record: 72 lbs 0 oz

ME State Record: 31 lbs 8 oz

Fishing for panfish in Maine

Bluegill

Bluegill

World record: 4 lbs 12 oz

ME State Record: N/A

White Perch

White perch

World record: 4.6 lbs

ME State Record: 3 lbs 8 oz

Yellow Perch

Yellow perch

World record: 4 lbs 3 oz

ME State Record: 1 lbs 10 oz

Fishing for salmon in Maine

Atlantic Salmon

Atlantic salmon

World record: 79 lbs 2 oz

ME State Record: 28 lbs 1 oz

Fishing for other species in Maine

Chain Pickerel

Chain pickerel

World record: 9 lbs 6 oz

ME State Record: 6 lbs 8 oz

Muskie

Muskie (Muskellunge)

World record: 69 lbs 9 oz

ME State Record: 31 lbs 11 oz

Northern Pike

Northern pike

World record: 55 lbs 1 oz

ME State Record: 31 lbs 2 oz

By clicking on the images and links above, you will be taken to a page offering more information about the selected species.

Fishing information for each state.