The Belgrade lakes, just north of Augusta, is a chain of seven fresh water lakes. All the lakes have excellent fishing and state-operated boat launches. Open water fishing and ice fishing is permitted. Expect to find brown trout, brook trout, salmon, smelt, largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, white perch, pickerel, northern pike. See Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife for more information and fishing licenses.
Ponds include Great Pond in Belgrade and Rome, off routes 27, 8, and 225; Messalonskee Lake in Belgrade, Oakland, Sidney, off routes 8, 11, and 23; North Pond in Mercer and Smithfield, off routes 8 or 137 or Caswell Road; East Pond in Oakland and Smithfield, off East Pond Road.
The Kokadjo Area
The streams and ponds around in and around Kokadjo are known for some of the best fly fishing in Maine.
A large state wilderness that offers recreational activities in the water and on land; a popular camping and hiking spot
People of all ages and skill levels can enjoy many types of fishing at this park, from ponds to streams to whole lakes. Check each fishing area for special regulations. Fishing map: http://bit.ly/1eHMT03
See full description of Baxter State Park.
Dotted with resorts and beaches, this body of water will provide visitors with just about every type of activity, from fishing and boating, to sea plane rides.
Eastern Branch of the Penobscot River
Along Route 11Medway, MEPhone:
Fishermen will enjoy this river with its supply of Atlantic Salmon and large mouth bass. The scenery along the river makes it a great canoeing spot.