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Allagash River


The Allagash River,part of northern Maine’s 92-mile Allagash Wilderness Waterway, isbestknown for brook trout.The riverbegins at Churchill Dam on the outlet of Churchill Lake and flows north through undeveloped forest for 60 miles before entering the St. John River at Allagash Village. Access to theriver is limited to only a few locations along its entire length.Daytrips are difficult because of the river's remote location, so most anglers make fishing the Allagash a multi-day experience.You can travel the riverfrom May through September.Although wading is possible in some stretches of the river, most anglers prefer to fish from a canoe. Trout fishing is best when water temperatures are cool,in May and June, and again in September. During July and August,trout are normally confined to areas around the mouths of the river’s many cool tributaries, where fishing is best early in the morning or in the evening.