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Guide to fishing for brook trout, yellow perch and landlocked Atlantic salmon at Rangeley Lake in Maine.

Rangeley Lake, ME

Rangeley Lake is a favorite of the six major lakes comprising Maine's Rangeley Lakes region. This picturesque, vacation gem covers 6,300 surface acres and has over 30 miles of shoreline.

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Rangeley Lake is a large and picturesque body of water located in the western section of Maine, near the town of Rangeley. It is widely recognized for its excellent fishing opportunities and scenic beauty, attracting anglers and outdoor enthusiasts from all around.

One of the most sought-after fish species in Rangeley Lake is the brook trout. Also known as native trout, these fish thrive in the lake's clear and cold waters. Anglers are drawn to the challenge of catching these beautiful and elusive fish, making it a prime destination for fly-fishing enthusiasts.

Yellow perch are another popular species found in Rangeley Lake. These fish provide a great opportunity for anglers, especially families with young children, as they are abundant and relatively easy to catch. Yellow perch can be found near the shorelines and often take bait or lures readily, making it an ideal species for beginners.

The lake is also renowned for its population of Atlantic salmon, known for their fighting spirit and acrobatic leaps. While these fish are present, they are typically pursued through catch-and-release regulations to preserve their population.

Rangeley Lake is a paradise for anglers, nature lovers, and outdoor enthusiasts alike. Its diverse fishery, featuring brook trout, yellow perch, and the occasional Atlantic salmon, offers a rewarding and memorable fishing experience. With its serene waters, picturesque landscapes, and ample opportunities for boating and camping, Rangeley Lake is an idyllic destination for those seeking a quintessential Maine outdoor adventure.

There is plenty of access for fishing from the bank, all around the lake, and for boaters, the Rangeley Lake State Boat Ramp is located in Oquossoc Cove. Rental boats are available at marinas and boat rental outlets. Come visit this scenic fishery, experience the quality fishing and you will be back for vacations and fishing trips of a lifetime.

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Primary fish species residing in Rangeley Lake

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Brook trout Yellow Perch Atlantic salmon

Rangeley 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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Boating is a favorite activity on Rangeley Lake, as it offers a wonderful way to explore its vast expanse and enjoy the scenic views. Anglers can fish from boats to reach different fishing spots, adding to the adventure of the experience.

Fishing Boat Rentals

Lakeside Convenience & Marina
Rentals: Fishing boats and pontoon boats
207 864-5888

Public Boat Launch Ramps & Landings

Oquossoc Town Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the northwest corner of the lake, off Carry Road, this is a one-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and gravel parking.

Rangeley Lake State Park Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid lake, on the south side of the lake, off State Park Road, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and gravel parking.

Rangeley Town Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the northeast section of the lake, off Park Road, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and gravel parking.


Lakeside Marina
2582 Main St
Rangeley, ME 04970
207 864-5888

Oquossoc Cove Marina
87 Carry Rd, Rte 4
Oquossoc, ME 04964
207 864-5477

Click here for a Maine Fishing License.

Camping around Rangeley Lake is a popular option for those who wish to fully immerse themselves in the area's natural beauty. Several campgrounds and recreational areas are available, providing visitors with a chance to spend nights under the stars and enjoy the tranquility of the lake's surroundings.

Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby

Rangeley Lake State Park Campground - 207 864-3858

Oquossoc Campground & RV Park - 207 670-5014

Rangeley Lake ME Map - Fishing & Camping Areas

Contact Information

Rangeley Lake
Lakeside Convenience & Marina
2582 Main St
Rangeley, ME 04970
207 864-5888


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