troutFishing Opportunities in the Fish River/Northern Aroostook Region

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Stream/River Fishing For Brown Trout And Brook Trout

Meduxnekeag River upstream of the New Brunswick border to Houlton

  • Brook trout and brown trout
  • Public access sites at Houlton and Littleton
  • Access at bridge crossings and, with landowner permission, where public roads parallel the river

Stream/River Fishing For Brook Trout

Aroostook River upstream of the New Brunswick border

  • Brook trout
  • Public access sites in Fort Fairfield, Caribou, Presque Isle, Washburn, Ashland, Masardis, Oxbow
  • Access with landowner permission where public roads parallel the river

Little Madawaska River, Caribou and New Sweden

  • Brook trout
  • Access at bridge crossings and, with landowner permission, where public roads parallel the river

Fish River upstream of Fort Kent

  • Brook trout
  • Access at bridge crossings and, with landowner permission, where public roads parallel the river.

Stream/River Fishing For Muskies

St. John River upstream of the New Brunswick border

  • Unique fishery to northern Aroostook County
  • Public access sites in Van Buren, Fort Kent, St. Francis, Allagash
  • Extended October season on upper section of the river and larger tributaries

Walk-In Ponds

Deep Lake, Littleton

  • Brook trout

Logan Lake, Littleton

  • Brook trout

Tote Road Pond, Moro Plt.

  • Brook trout

Dickwood Lake, Eagle Lake

  • Brook trout

Cochrane Lake, Ludlow (Ice Fishing )

  • Splake
  • Pickerel, white perch, yellow perch

Portland Lake, Bridgewater (Ice Fishing)

  • Brook trout and smelts

Drive-To Ponds

Carry Lake, Littleton

  • Brook trout

Number Nine Lake

  • Brook trout
  • Public access site near outlet

Echo Lake, Presque Isle

  • Brook trout
  • State park facility available for access

Trafton Lake, Limestone

  • Brook trout
  • Town recreation facility available for access

Black Lake, Fort Kent

  • Brook trout
  • Public access site near outlet

Hunnewell Lake, St. John Plt.

  • Brook trout
  • Travel required over gravel roads from Rt.161 to the public access at outlet

Lake Trout (Togue) Fishing

  • Nickerson Lake, Houlton
  • Eagle Lake, Eagle Lake Twp.

Landlocked Salmon Fishing

Long Lake, St. Agatha and T17R4 WELS, et.al.

  • Quality size fish

Square Lake, T16R5 WELS

  • Ice out to early summer access via the public access site at Cross Lake landing

Eagle Lake, Eagle Lake Twp

Lake Fishing For Brown Trout

  • Drew’s Lake, Linneus
  • Nickerson Lake, New Limerick

Large Lake Fishing For Brook Trout

  • Square Lake, T16R5 WELS
  • Eagle Lake, Eagle Lake Twp.
  • Cross Lake, T17R5 WELS
  • Portage Lake, Portage Lake Twp.

Small Stream Brook Trout

  • B Stream, Hammond and Houlton
  • Prestile Stream, Easton, Westfield, Mars Hill, Bridgewater
  • Caribou Stream, Caribou and Woodland
  • Hockenhull Brook, Fort Fairfield
  • Beaver Brook, T13R5 WELS
  • Salmon Brook, Washburn
  • Violette Brook, Van Buren
  • Pelletier Brook, Allagash

Stream/River Fishing For Smallmouth Bass

  • Meduxnekeag River upstream of the New Brunswick border
  • St. John River, Van Buren to Fort Kent

Lake Fishing For Smallmouth Bass

  • Nickerson Lake, New Limerick
  • Spaulding Lake, Oakfield

Kid/Family Fishing Opportunities

  • Mantle Lake, Presque Isle
  • Arnold Brook Lake, Presque Isle (Ice Fishing)
  • Pearce Brook, Houlton
  • Trafton Lake, Limestone
  • Cross Lake, T17R5 WELS (Ice and Open Water Fishing)
  • Squa Pan Lake, Masardis et.al. (Ice Fishing)
  • Little Machias Lake, Nashville Plt. (Ice Fishing) Any of the aforementioned brook trout streams

Private Lands

Many of Maine’s fisheries can only be accessed by using private lands. Please treat all lands you use with respect. Please, try to leave the woods and waters better than you found them to help ensure future access. Thank You.

Illegal introductions

Illegal introductions can destroy native fish populations and alter the ecology of Maine’s waters, FOREVER! Introducing any fish species or possessing or transporting any live fish (except baitfish) is illegal. These are Class E Crimes punishable by a fine of $10,000 and may result in the suspension of all Department-issued licenses and permits.

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