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Maine Trout Fishing

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

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, 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.

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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

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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.

Cutthroat Trout Conservation

Trout Conservation

Trout fishing waters and information, by state.