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Guide to fishing for smallmouth bass, brook trout, lake trout, pumpkinseed sunfish, white perch, yellow perch and landlocked Atlantic salmon at Moosehead Lake in Maine.

Moosehead Lake, ME

The largest lake in Maine, Moosehead Lake is great place for vacationing, fishing and boating. This 75,000-acre provides excellent fishing opportunities for a wide variet of fish species.

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Moosehead Lake, located in the northern part of Maine, is the state's largest lake and a haven for anglers seeking diverse fishing opportunities. Its vast expanse and stunning wilderness surroundings make it a favorite destination for fishing enthusiasts and nature lovers alike.

Anglers visiting Moosehead Lake can look forward to catching a variety of popular fish species. Smallmouth bass is one of the sought-after species here, known for their feisty fights and acrobatic leaps when hooked.

Another prized catch in Moosehead Lake is the lake trout, also known as togue. These large and powerful fish offer a thrilling challenge for anglers and can be found in the deeper, colder waters of the lake.

Atlantic salmon is another highly prized species that attracts anglers from far and wide. While not as abundant as some other species, the chance to catch one of these elusive fish is a highlight for any angler.

For those who prefer panfish fishing, Moosehead Lake provides opportunities to catch yellow perch and white perch. These smaller but tasty fish can be found in shallower areas of the lake, making them accessible for anglers of all skill levels.

Enjoy the stunning views with over 400 miles of shoreline wrapping around the lake. Camping, lodging, cabins, marinas and stores welcome visitors during the season. During winter, Moosehead Lake provides quality ice fishing. Local fishing guides offer various fishing expeditions for novice and experienced anglers. Rental boats are available during spring, summer and fall, and there are plenty of places available for fishing from the bank. There are two boat launch ramps - Public Boat Access on the west side and Greenville Junction at the southern tip of the lake. Canoes, kayaks and car top boats can be portaged from numerous locations.

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Primary fish species residing in Moosehead Lake

Click images for fishing tips and details about each species.

Smallmouth bass Brook trout Lake trout Pumpkinseed Sunfish White Perch Yellow Perch Atlantic salmon

Moosehead Lake Amenities

Marina: YES
Boat Rental: YES
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
Campgrounds: YES
RV Hookups: YES
Lodging: YES
Convenience Store: YES
Bait & Tackle: YES
Restaurant: YES

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Aside from fishing, Moosehead Lake is also a popular spot for boating, with plenty of space to explore its vast waters. Many visitors take advantage of the lake's scenic beauty by camping along its shores, allowing them to fully immerse themselves in the tranquility of nature. Whether it's fishing, boating, or camping, Moosehead Lake offers a memorable outdoor experience in the heart of Maine's stunning wilderness.

Fishing Boat Rentals

Moosehead Area Rentals
Rentals: Kayaks and canoes
207 418-7299

Northwoods Outfitters Moosehead Lake
Rentals: Kayaks and canoes
207 695-3288

The Birches Resort
Rentals: Fishing boats, kayaks, canoes and pontoon boats
800 825-9453

Public Boat Launch Ramps & Landings

Greenville Junction Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the southwest section of the lake, off State Route 6/15, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with paved parking.

Lily Bay State Park Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the southeast section of the lake, off State Park, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with gravel parking.

Rockwood Town Landing Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid lake, west side, off Lake Street, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.


Beaver Cove Marina
16 Coveside Road
Beaver Cove, ME 04441
207 695-3526

Moosehead Marina
21 Northern Road
Rockwood, ME 04478
207 534-4400

Click here for a Maine Fishing License.

Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby

Moosehead Family Campground - 207 695-2210

Seboomook Wilderness Campground - 207 280-0555

Leisure Life Resort & Trailside Restaurant Campground - 800 726-2302

Moosehead Lake ME Map - Fishing & Camping Areas

Contact Information

Moosehead Lake
Moosehead Marina
21 Northern Rd
Rockwood, ME 04478
207 534-4400


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