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

West Grand Lake, ME

Considered one of the top landlocked salmon, lake trout and smallmouth bass fisheries in North America, West Grand Lake delivers quality fishing year round - including through the ice in winter.

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West Grand Lake is a stunning body of water situated in the eastern section of Maine, near the town of Grand Lake Stream. The lake's scenic beauty and diverse fish populations make it a sought-after destination for anglers seeking a memorable fishing experience.

One of the prized fish species in West Grand Lake is the Atlantic salmon. These migratory fish return to the lake during their spawning season, offering anglers a thrilling opportunity to catch these powerful and acrobatic fish. Hooking into an Atlantic salmon in West Grand Lake is a memorable experience that draws anglers from all over.

Another popular catch in the lake is the smallmouth bass. These aggressive and hard-fighting bass are abundant in West Grand Lake, providing anglers with exciting fishing opportunities. The lake's rocky shorelines and submerged structures offer perfect habitats for smallmouth bass to thrive.

Lake trout, also known as togue, can be found in the deeper sections of West Grand Lake. These cold-water predators can grow to impressive sizes and are a prized catch for many anglers. Fishing for lake trout in West Grand Lake adds an extra dimension to the fishing experience.

Brook trout, the state fish of Maine, can be found in West Grand Lake as well. Anglers who appreciate the beauty and tenacity of these native trout will enjoy pursuing them in the pristine waters of the lake.

For panfish enthusiasts, West Grand Lake offers opportunities to catch yellow perch and pumpkinseed sunfish. These species provide fun and rewarding fishing experiences for anglers of all ages and skill levels.

West Grand Lake is also home to chain pickerel, which provides a challenge for those seeking a predatory fishing experience. These toothy and aggressive fish can be found in the lake's weedy areas and are known for their explosive strikes.

West Grand Lake in eastern Maine is a captivating fishing destination offering a wide range of species to target, including Atlantic salmon, smallmouth bass, lake trout, brook trout, yellow perch, pumpkinseed sunfish, and chain pickerel. Anglers visiting the lake can enjoy a diverse and exciting fishing experience amidst the breathtaking scenery of Maine's wilderness. Boating and camping opportunities further enhance the appeal of West Grand Lake, making it an idyllic destination for outdoor enthusiasts seeking a memorable and fulfilling adventure.

This fishery has nearly 50 miles of shoreline and plenty of structure and cover. Much of the shoreline is conducive for fishing from the bank, but may require a bit of walking or hiking to gain access. Local fishing guides offer a variety of fishing trip options. There are a couple boat launch ramps on the southern end of the lake, and rental boats are available at Leen's Lodge.

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Primary fish species residing in West Grand 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 Chain pickerel

West Grand Lake Amenities

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

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Aside from the fantastic fishing opportunities, West Grand Lake provides a perfect setting for boating and camping. Boaters can explore the vastness of the lake, while campers can immerse themselves in the tranquil surroundings and enjoy the beauty of nature.

Fishing Boat Rentals

Canal Side Cabins
Rentals: Fishing boats
207 796-2796

Grand Lake Lodge
Rentals: Fishing boats, kayaks and canoes
207 796-5584

Leen's Lodge
Rentals: Fishing boats
207 796-2929

Wild Fox Cabins
Rentals: Fishing boats, kayaks and canoes
207 610-4021

Public Boat Launch Ramps & Landings

Shaw Street Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the southeast section of the lake, in Grand Lake Stream, off Shaw Street, this is a three-lane, concrete ramp with gravel parking.

Click here for a Maine Fishing License.

Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby

Inland Fisheries Department Campground - 207 796-5580

West Grand Lake ME Map - Fishing & Camping Areas

Contact Information

West Grand Lake
Canal Side Cabins
31 Canal St
Grand Lake Stream, ME 04637
207 796-2796


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