Maine Fishing Trips: The Sportfish of Moosehead Lake

A picture of a young father and son fishing off the end of a dock.For over 150 years, Moosehead Lake, Maine, has been considered a prime fishing destination for anglers all over North America. With cold, oxygen-rich habitat and several tributaries, this picturesque body of water is home to some of the most highly sought after sportfish in the region. It’s no wonder that it has become so popular for Maine fishing trips. To give you some ideas, we’ve provided a shortlist of popular sportfish to target when you go fishing on Moosehead Lake.

Lake Trout and Brook Trout

Fishing on Moosehead Lake wouldn’t be complete without going after some trout. Both the lake and brook trout thrive in Moosehead because of the cold, deep waters that make it an ideal habitat. Furthermore, several tributaries allow trout to swim back and forth in search of food and mates. Lake trout are considered an indicator species due to their impact on other fish and animal populations.

Landlocked Salmon

Designated as the official state fish of Maine, landlocked salmon spend their whole lives in freshwater and are a subspecies of the Atlantic salmon. Catching a landlocked salmon is something that every angler fishing in Maine should experience. Before 1868, salmon occurred strictly in only four of Maine’s river basins, but now the state supports one of the largest Atlantic salmon fisheries in the world. 

Maine Fishing Trips with Wilsons on Moosehead Lake

Fishing in Maine is just one of the many activities you can experience on a visit to Moosehead Lake. Whether you are a novice angler or a hardcore fisherman, Wilsons is the perfect place for getting your line wet. With knowledgeable guides and a variety of trips, there is something for everyone at Wilsons on Moosehead Lake. There is no better way to rest your bones after a day of fishing than relaxing in one of our cozy cottages. Please call 207-695-2549 or visit us online to learn more about how we can accommodate your Maine fishing vacation!