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Fishing At Richardson Lakes In 2024

AKA: Upper & Lower Richardson Lake

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Guide to fishing for brook trout, lake trout and landlocked salmon at Richardson Lake in Maine.

Richardson Lake, ME

Upper and lower Richardson Lake is a 7,100-acre, cold-water impoundment, at the town of Richardsontown. Thick woods wrap the over 30 miles of shoreline, creating a picturesque setting for boating and fishing.

The purpose of this page is to deliver an overview of this lake, the fishing options, and area amenities. Our goal is to provide info to first time visitors, as well as beginner and novice anglers. We gathered details from personal experience, numerous trusted websites, and videos of fishing activity on the lake. These websites include the Maine Dept of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, marinas at the lake, campgrounds, boat rental agencies and others. By consolidating this information to one page it allows visitors to see the entire picture, all in one place.

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Richardson Lakes, located in western Maine, are a pristine and captivating destination for fishing enthusiasts and outdoor lovers. Comprising a chain of interconnected lakes, this area offers a diverse range of fishing experiences.

One of the most coveted fish species found in Richardson Lakes is the brook trout. These native trout thrive in the cold and clear waters of the lakes, making them a prized catch for anglers. The thrill of catching a wild brook trout amid the scenic backdrop of the Maine wilderness is a cherished experience for many fishermen.

Lake trout, also known as togue, are another popular species found in the deeper sections of Richardson Lakes. These fish can grow to impressive sizes, offering a rewarding challenge to those seeking a true angling adventure.

Atlantic salmon is a prized fish that anglers can encounter in the Richardson Lakes. Although their populations are managed through catch-and-release regulations to ensure their conservation, the thrill of hooking an Atlantic salmon is unrivaled.

As part of Maine's outdoor paradise, Richardson Lakes entice anglers and nature enthusiasts with their diverse fishery, stunning landscapes, and opportunities for boating and camping. Whether you're a seasoned angler looking for a trophy catch or a family seeking an unforgettable camping trip, Richardson Lakes have something to offer for everyone in search of a quintessential Maine outdoor experience.

Fishing Boats For Rent In Maine

Primary fish species residing in Richardson Lakes

Click images for fishing tips and details about each species.

Brook Trout Lake trout Atlantic Salmon

Richardson Lakes Amenities

Marina: NO
Boat Rental: NO
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
Campgrounds: YES
RV Hookups: NO
Lodging: NO
Convenience Store: NO
Bait & Tackle: NO
Restaurant: NO

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Beyond the fantastic fishing opportunities, Richardson Lakes offer a perfect setting for boating and camping adventures. The interconnected lakes provide ample space for boaters to explore, enjoy water sports, and soak in the breathtaking scenery. Camping around the lakes' shorelines or on designated campgrounds provides visitors with a chance to immerse themselves in the beauty of the surrounding wilderness and enjoy a peaceful night under the stars.

Public Boat Launch Ramps & Landings

Richardson Lake Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the northwest section of the lake, off Mill Brook Road, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and gravel parking.

Click here for a Maine Fishing License.

Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby

South Arm Campground - 207 364-5155

Richardson Lakes ME Map - Fishing & Camping Areas

Contact Information

Richardson Lake
South Arm Campground
62 Kennett Dr
Andover, ME 04216
207 364-5155


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