Guide To Fishing At Messalonskee Lake
AKA: Lake Messalonskee
A popular warm-water fishery in the south-central part of the state, Messalonskee Lake is a 3,500-acre lake, at Belgrade. It is the second largest lake in the Belgrade Chain of Lakes.
Bass, crappie, perch and sunfish thrive here, as do cold-water species including trout, salmon, pike and pickerel. The majority of over 25 miles of shoreline is developed. An undeveloped marsh area on the southern end of the lake creates a nice nursery for many of the warm water species.
What to fish for...
Fishing for largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, black crappie, brook trout, brown trout, lake trout, pumpkinseed sunfish, redbreast sunfish, white perch, yellow perch, landlocked salmon, chain pickerel and northern pike at Messalonskee Lake in Maine.
Primary fish species residing in Messalonskee Lake
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Messalonskee Lake Amenities
Boat Rental: YES
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
RV Hookups: NO
Convenience Store: YES
Bait & Tackle: YES
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Fishing Boat Rentals
Belgrade Boat Shop
Rentals: Fishing boats and pontoon boats
Rentals: Bass boats and pontoon boats
Public Boat Launch Ramps & Landings
Belgrade Park Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the northeast section of the lake, off Belgrade Avenue, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.
Messalonskee Lake Public Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the southwest section of the lake, off Augusta Road, this is a one-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and gravel parking.
Sidney Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid lake, east side, off Hosta Lane, this is a one-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.
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Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby
No campgrounds or RV parks are at, or nearby the lake.
Messalonskee Lake ME Map - Fishing & Camping Areas
Maine Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife
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Messalonskee Lake in ME
General Fishing Info
Fishing for salmon, bass, perch and pickerel in south-central ME.