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Fishing

Fishing in the Maine Highlands

A fishing boat is docked on the water in the Maine Highlands.

A fishing boat is docked on the water in the Maine Highlands.

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New England’s largest lake and Maine’s tallest mountain are the gleaming centerpieces of this pristine part of the state: 40-mile-long Moosehead Lake, a mecca for anglers seeking brook trout, lake trout and landlocked salmon and 201,000-acre Baxter State Park home to many remote trout ponds. The Penobscot River features Landlocked salmon in the upper reaches and outstanding smallmouth bass fishing as you get further downstream.

In this vast interior region are innumerable streams, rivers, lakes and ponds in which to wet a line, as well as generations-old sporting camps which cater to visiting fishermen. The region’s waters abound with salmon, wild brook trout, lake trout and smallmouth bass, pleasing all sorts of freshwater fishers.