Ice Fishing on Moosehead Lake, Maine

Current Conditions

April 21th, 2017

Wilsons on Moosehead Lake reporting

Spring is here! Warmer temps and some rainy days have the snow disappearing FAST! The lake is starting to open up and the remaining ice is turning black. Ice out is just around the corner! Don't forget, Moosehead Lake is not open for open water fishing until May 1st!

Smelts, Smelts, Smelts! Area ponds with smelt populations are just starting to see the beginning of their runs. The next couple of weeks are some of your best chances to catch one of those monster Maine brook trout. The biggest fish in the ponds will congregate at the mouths of streams, waiting for their favorite meal to swim past on their upstream voyage! This is an adventure you do not want to miss!


Looking to do some wildlife watching! Spring is the absolute best time of the year to cruise around and look for moose, deer, and any other type of wildlife. The greener grass on the sides of the road pulls them out of the deep woods to where you can see them! Don't forget your camera, there will be plenty of photo opportunities.

Interested in setting up a guided fishing adventure chasing these big fish or a wildlife safari? Give us a call today!

Spring cleaning is now well underway, time to get the camps in tip top shape for the summer of 2017! It is also remodel season here at Wilsons! Follow us on Facebook for the most up-to-date progress pictures on all the happenings here at the camps! 






Don't forget your bathing suits! We have a hot tub for all to enjoy. After a day of fishing, riding, or skiing, come relax while watching the amazing stars above. There are many exciting things going on here at Wilsons Cabins on Moosehead Lake, Maine. We couldn't be more grateful for folks choosing to make their memories here with us. We are looking forward to everything 2017 will bring and another incredible year of sharing our special piece of Moosehead with all of our amazing guests.

We have a drone, so we will share some sneak peaks of the goings on from time to time. Subscribe to our YouTube Channel so you don't miss all the cool videos! We've also just added a Pinterest Account, so give us a try and make sure to give us a thumbs up on Facebook, and follow twitter and Instagram @wilsconscamps!

pontoon.jpgWi-Fi update!!!! We have a broadband system offering wireless Internet to our guests and all of the cabins.  We upgraded the system, so it now reaches everyone staying here and is password protected!   We also have set up more cabins with satellite TVs.  The year round cabins (excluding our 2 smallest) along with Lakeside Cabin, now ALL have TV!  Never thought it would be that popular here in the North Maine Woods, but it has become that way…so we aim to please!   

We have added a pontoon boat to our guide fleet for amazing sunset tours or private lake cruises with an experienced Registered Maine Guide. No security deposit needed, and gas is included! Folks who aren't comfortable with boating are truly enjoying sitting back, relaxing, taking in the scenery and views while leaving the driving to us! This new adventure is sure to make some incredible memories with guests and our Guide Staff. It has already seen many evening sunset cruises to area islands, and some "fun in the sun" days on Moosehead Lake with guests enjoying the water, hiking Mt. Kineo, and learning some history on the way. Book early for summer, so you don't miss out on the opportunity to explore Moosehead!

We have expanded our guide business and the East Outlet Guide & Fly Shop has been a great compliment to the office. Now selling flies, leaders, clothing, coffee, snacks and more, along with gas & oil for snowmobiles, boats and ATVs! We are here to offer assistance for those who need a little helping hand.  Come see us and check it out.

Winter Sports

Cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, snowmobiling, ice fishing, and beautiful nature viewing are all at your cottage door! Make your plans now to enjoy this beautiful region this winter! Downhill skiing and snowboarding is awesome right now and Big Squaw Mountain Ski Resort is just 6 miles from us! The conditions are great and you can't beat the prices. New last year, they have groomed cross country skiing trails too!

A number of our cottages have working fireplaces-perfect for curling up relaxing or reading a good book! Visit us at Wilsons on Moosehead Lake-Open Year Round.


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March ice fishing can be some of the best so don't miss out! If you do, remember Moosehead has two annual fishing derbies to look forward to every year. The last weekend in January is NREC's annual derby with Ricky Craven. The first full week of March is the WEEK long fishing derby hosted by Moosehead Bait in Rockwood, Maine. Weekends are booking fast especially in our larger cabins, so make your reservations now! We have a mid-week special going on through March. If you have vacation time coming your way, now is a good time to use it and get a great deal on lodging!

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The East Outlet is open all year for fly-fishing only! Water is being released from the East Outlet of the Kennebec River. Walk right out your cottage door over to the River for some of the best fly-fishing! For daily water releases, call 1-800-557-3569 with CODE: 235137, visit H2O Line, or give us a call at 1-207-695-2549 to make your reservation!

Make your reservations now for spring of 2017 so you don’t miss the chance of a lifetime! We are now offering an amazing guided fishing trip to our venue: A great bass fishing adventure, go where few others have gone! We have unlocked a location that is producing LOTS of big fish, while seeing some amazing views and wildlife on your journey. We've also added another boat to our guide fleet to accommodate larger fishing groups!

Open water fishing on Moosehead Lake, Maine opens for lake fishing May 1, 2017. Guests had great luck last season and are already booking their return trips.




We have hunting packages that range from lodging only to complete guided packages with meals. Plan ahead for October for grouse, woodcock, rabbit, and in November for deer hunting. This past year we had great conditions for hunting adventures!

Looking to do some hunting in the winter? Come help the deer herd and shoot some coyotes with us! From watching bait piles to calling them in this is a sport you wont want to miss out on! Call us today for more information!

ALSO - Huge Congratulations to Colby Snell for passing his test and receiving his Registered Maine Hunting Guides License! Colby is a 4th generation Maine Guide and now holds his hunting, fishing, and recreation licenses! Way to go Colby!

Four Seasons of Fun!

The Moosehead Lake Region is full of great family activities year round! Don’t miss these great events- Visit the area Events Calendar Page at Moosehead Lake Chamber, or for a great new Activities and ATV Map of Moosehead Lake, Maine. The area offers hiking, biking, boating, fishing, and wildlife viewing. You can’t beat the Moosehead air and scenery.

We have some openings in our lakefront cottages! Send us an email to wilsonscamps(at) or give us a call for availability at 1-207-695-2549. Make sure to ‘Like’ us on Facebook, and follow @wilsonscamps on Twitter and Instagram so you don’t miss out on all the region’s activities! We look forward to seeing you real soon.

Come see why folks say we have ‘Moosehead’s Million Dollar View’!

The perfect place to do everything…or nothing at all!

-Scott & Alison Snell, and family