Guide To Fishing At China Lake
Two pools comprise China Lake, a 3,900-acre lake in the south-central part of the state. These two large basins are connected by a narrow waterway, and together encompass nearly 30 miles of shoreline.
The east basin is a long finger shape and runs north and south along highway 202. The west basin is more circular and is a broader expanse of water, and the deeper of the two. The China Lake West Basin boat ramp is located on the northeast corner of the west basin. There is another boat ramp at the northern tip of the east basin. The lake is considered by many to be the best bass fishing lake in the state, and is home to many bass fishing tournaments. In winter, once the ice is safe, China lake is a favorite ice fishing destination.
What to fish for...
Fishing for largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, rainbow trout, brook trout, brown trout, lake trout, pumpkinseed sunfish, redbreast sunfish, white perch, yellow perch, landlocked Atlantic salmon and chain pickerel at China Lake in Maine.
Primary fish species residing in China Lake
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China Lake Amenities
Boat Rental: YES
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
RV Hookups: YES
Convenience Store: YES
Bait & Tackle: NEARBY
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Fishing Boat Rentals
Maine Boat Rental
Rentals: Fishing boats and pontoon boats
Public Boat Launch Ramps & Landings
China Lake East Basin Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the northeast section of the lake, off Main Street, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.
China Lake West Basin Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the northwest section of the lake, off Causeway Road, this is a one-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and gravel parking.
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Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby
Cabins At Pellerin Campground - 207 445-4136
China Lake ME Map - Fishing & Camping Areas
Sunset Pines China Lake Maine
12 Gilman Dr
China, ME 04358
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Fishing for bass, trout, sunfish, perch, salmon and pickerel in south-central Maine.