Maine Fishing

East Grand Lake Salmon Fishing East Grand Lake, Maine is home to one of the most successful landlocked salmon hatcheries in Maine, and catches of six to eight pound salmon are common. Smallmouth bass range from two to six pounds, and East Grand Lake trout from four to 12 pounds(but catches of up to 26 pounds have been recorded).

East Grand Lake in Maine is notorious for it’s spectacular fishing, the species of which include:

  • Landlocked salmon
  • Lake trout
  • Brook trout
  • Lake whitefish
  • Round whitefish
  • Rainbow smelt
  • Smallmouth bass
  • White perch
  • Yellow perch
  • Chain pickerel
  • Minnows
  • Golden shiner
  • Blacknose dace
  • Creek chub
  • Fallfish
  • Longnose sucker
  • White sucker
  • Hornpout(bullhead)
  • Burbot (cusk)
  • Banded killifish
  • Ninespine stickleback
  • Redbreast sunfish
  • American eel
  • Landlocked alewives

A person in Maine is  required to obtain a valid Maine fishing license prior to fishing in inland waters or transporting fish taken from inland waters. A person is required to keep his/her fishing license with him/her at all times while fishing or transporting fish and must exhibit their license for inspection by any warden, department employee, guide or landowner upon request. Please go to the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife to get your fishing license.

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