Fly Fishing in Maine

fly fishing in MaineThe state of Maine is a mecca for fly fishing. In addition to the thousands of miles of ocean shoreline, Maine is ecologically rich with some 6,000 rivers, streams, lakes, creeks, and ponds.  The opportunities for anglers are boundless. The options are so extensive that choosing the prime location may prove to be the fisherman’s most difficult challenge. One sure bet for prime fly fishing in Maine is Moosehead Lake.

Moosehead is the largest lake in the state. Located in the Maine Highlands Region, Moosehead is a land of unspoiled natural beauty. Providing inspiration for artists, writers, and outdoor enthusiasts for centuries, Moosehead offers unparalleled adventures for trailblazers, nature lovers, tranquility seekers, and fly fishermen! Wilsons on Moosehead Lake has been the choice destination for lake adventurers since 1865. It is a great source for lake accommodations and regional information. Check out Wilson’s lake dock cam, sky cam, and reports for fly fishing in Maine on the website.  

Fishing Moosehead

The Moosehead Lake region encompasses 4,400 square miles of recreational wilderness. The vast, pristine waters of the lake provide an ideal habitat for a variety of fish. Landlocked salmon, lake trout, brook trout, bass, perch, and crappie are favorites for sport fishing. Opportunities for fishing are year-round in Maine. The fly fishing is best from April 1 to September 30. 

Wilson’s on Moosehead Lake’s menu of fishing guides includes services for learning the sport of fly fishing to ice fishing. The cottages are steps away from the dam, and hungry silver salmon and square tail trout wait for their next meal. Ideal destinations include the lake just above the dam, the eddies below the dam, and several remote ponds. Boat launches and docking are free for Wilson guests. 

Fly Fishing – East Outlet

Learn the basics of fly fishing from a Maine expert. East Outlet offers a boat fishing experience that is second to none. The occasional white-water rapid provides for an outing for the books. Boat fly-fishing allows access to perfect drifts to difficult to reach, fish-rich pools. Popular fly-fishing excursions include half-day trips on the upper Kennebec River and full-day trips on Indian Pond.  Rods, leaders, flies, snacks, and lunch (for full-day trips) are provided. 

Ice Fishing

Ice Fishing season opens January through March on Moosehead Lake. Ice fishing is permitted by ATV or with traps a short walk from your cabin.  Icehouse and snowmobile rentals are available. 

Need a day off from casting, trolling, or ice fishing? Moosehead Lake offers wonderful outdoor activities. From scenic woodland hiking trails, boating, biking, skiing, snowshoeing are all popular attractions.  

Wilsons on Moosehead Lake

Wade the river, cast from the shore, drift in a boat, or chip the ice – angling just doesn’t get much better than fly fishing in Maine. Let Wilsons on Moosehead Lake set you up with all the creature comforts and essential gear for an incredible outdoor experience to remember.

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