The 5 primary trouts are the rainbow, brook, brown, cutthroat and
lake trout. Brown trout are considered the most difficult to catch
and brookies are the easiest. Pure cold water is key to survival
of the trouts and the brook trout is the most sensitive to temperature.
The others are comfortable in slightly warmer waters.
Trout Fishing Lakes In Maine
With all the clear cold water in Maine, it's no wonder that you
can find trout in most waters. Virtually all streams and rivers
contain trout. Major lakes with a healthy trout population include
Allagash Lake, Androscoggin Lake, Aziscohos Lake, Baskahegan Lake,
Chamberlain Lake, Chesuncook Lake, Damariscotta Lake, Eagle Lake,
Flagstaff Lake, Grand Lake, Grand Lake Matagamon, Great Pond, Lobster
Lake, Long Lake Harrison-Naples, Mattawamkeag Lake, Meddybemps
Lake, Millinocket Lake, Moosehead Lake, Mooselookmeguntic Lake,
Munsungan Lake, Pemadumcook Lakes, Portage Lake, Rangeley Lake,
Richardson Lake, Sebasticook Lake, Sebago Lake, Sebec Lake, Schoodic
Lake, Square Lake, St Froid Lake, Thompson Lake, Umabog Lake and
West Grand Lake.
Visit the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife website
for information on trout
stocking in Maine.
The Maine state record blueback trout came from Basin Pond. The
state record brown and brook trout both came from Square pond.
Beech Hill Pond yielded the state record lake trout.
Organizations & Resources
The states list to the left can direct you to information about
trout fishing in other states.
All About Fishing for Trout in Maine.