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Maine Trout Fishing

All about fishing for brook, brown and lake trout in Maine lakes and streams.

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Trout fishing in Maine

ME Trout Fishing Waters

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, Big Lake, Chamberlain Lake, China Lake, Chesuncook Lake, Cobbosseecontee Lake, Damariscotta Lake, Eagle Lake, East Grand Lake, Flagstaff Lake, Graham Lake, Grand Lake Matagamon, Great Pond, Lobster Lake, Long Lake, Messalonskee Lake, Millinocket Lake, Moosehead Lake, Mooselookmeguntic Lake, Munsungan Lake, Pemadumcook Lakes, Portage Lake, Rangeley Lake, Richardson Lake, Sebago Lake, Sebec Lake, Schoodic Lake, Square Lake, St Froid Lake, Thompson Lake, Webb Lake and West Grand Lake.

Watch trout fishing videos to see trout anglers in action.

Maine Record Trout

Branden Murray.

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 ME state record lake trout.

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

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

Additional trout fishing information

Brown Trout
Brown trout being released.

The 5 primary trouts are the rainbow, brook, brown, cutthroat and lake trout. Browns are considered the most difficult to catch and brookies are the easiest. Pure cold water is key to survival of the trouts.

Trout Conservation

Trout fishing waters and information, by state.


The habits of trout.

Trout are considered some of the most difficult fish to fool. Once you locate Maine waters with a population of trout, the challenge becomes identifying trout flies and lures that will trigger strikes. Visit the trout fishing page to learn more about the habitat each of the trouts prefer.

Fishing boats and boat rentals

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