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Guide to fishing for smallmouth bass, brook trout, lake trout, redbreast sunfish, yellow perch, landlocked salmon and chain pickerel at Schoodic Lake in Maine.

Schoodic Lake, ME

A quality cold-water fishery, Schoodic Lake is a 7,100-acre lake, at Lake View Plantation. Landlocked salmon and Togue (lake trout) thrive in this deep, clean-water reservoir.

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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Schoodic Lake is nestled in the heart of Maine, offering a picturesque and tranquil setting for fishing enthusiasts and outdoor enthusiasts alike. This pristine lake is renowned for its diverse fishery, making it a popular destination for anglers seeking a variety of catch.

One of the popular fish species in Schoodic Lake is the smallmouth bass. These feisty fighters are abundant in the lake's clear waters, providing exciting action for anglers of all skill levels. Hooking a smallmouth bass can be a thrilling experience, making Schoodic Lake a favorite spot for bass fishing.

Another prized fish in the lake is the Atlantic salmon. While the populations of these magnificent fish are managed through catch-and-release regulations, the opportunity to encounter an Atlantic salmon in the wild waters of Schoodic Lake is a unique and cherished experience for anglers.

For those seeking a more traditional angling adventure, Schoodic Lake offers excellent opportunities to catch brook trout and lake trout. The cool, pristine waters provide an ideal habitat for these species, allowing anglers to test their skills and enjoy the beauty of catching these native fish.

Schoodic Lake is also home to a variety of panfish, including yellow perch and redbreast sunfish. These fish are abundant and provide fun and rewarding fishing experiences for families and beginners.

Schoodic Lake in Maine is a haven for anglers and nature lovers alike. With its diverse fishery, including smallmouth bass, Atlantic salmon, brook trout, lake trout, yellow perch, redbreast sunfish, and chain pickerel, it promises an unforgettable fishing experience. Boating and camping opportunities make Schoodic Lake a well-rounded destination for anyone seeking an authentic and enjoyable outdoor adventure in the heart of Maine's natural splendor.

In season fishing for bass and sunfish along the 30-plus miles of shoreline is productive, and trolling and jigging for trout and salmon is very effective. Ice fishing for trout, salmon and perch is popular. Rental boats, a marina, stores and lodging are open to the public. The main boat launch ramp is located on the west side of the lake at Knights Landing, off Fire Road #4. Much of the west shores of the lake are developed, however the east side of the lake is not providing numerous places for fishing from the bank.

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Primary fish species residing in Schoodic Lake

Click images for fishing tips and details about each species.

Smallmouth bass Brook Trout Lake trout Redbreast Sunfish Yellow Perch Atlantic Salmon Chain pickerel

Schoodic Lake Amenities

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

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Beyond fishing, Schoodic Lake is perfect for boating enthusiasts. Its expansive waters offer plenty of space for boating, kayaking, and other water activities. Camping is also a popular choice for visitors who want to fully immerse themselves in the natural beauty of the area. The lake's shoreline provides excellent camping spots, allowing visitors to enjoy peaceful nights under the starry Maine sky.

Public Boat Launch Ramps & Landings

Knights Landing Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid lake, west side, off Fire Road 4, this is a one-lane, concrete ramp with gravel parking.

Click here for a Maine Fishing License.

Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby

Land Camping Area - 207 965-8400

Schoodic Lake ME Map - Fishing & Camping Areas

Contact Information

Schoodic Lake
Wildwoods Trailside Cabins
125 Russell Rd
Brownville, ME 04414
207 965-0000

 

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