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The perfect combination of saltwater and freshwater fishing. Whether you’re after brook trout or striped bass, Maine is your place.

Maine should be on every angler’s bucket list. An angler here will find abundant quantities of trout and striped bass. You can fish off the iconic rocky coast for stripers and bluefish, or head into the mountains after wild brook trout. Maine is one of the few states that still maintains an Atlantic salmon run, and many anglers choose to target these amazing fish on their Maine angling adventure. Away from the coast, an angler can find thousands of untouched lakes and ponds where small and largemouth bass are abundant. Pike and lake trout also flourish here, and make for a great fight on fly or spinning tackle.

It is possible to fish the ocean and lakes from the shore, and most of Maine’s rivers are relatively wadeable. However, you can cover more water in a boat. Drifting rivers will open up miles of river to you that may not be accessible by foot. If you’re out to sea chasing stripers, it is often necessary to motor from spot to spot to find where the bite is on. Having access to a boat will undoubtedly make your Maine fishing trip a better experience.

Basic Info
  • 31° 13° Dec-Feb
  • 53° 35° Mar-May
  • 79° 59° Jun-Aug
  • 59° 39° Sep-Nov
Penobscot River, Merrymeeting Bay, Casco Bay, Kennebec River, Dead River, Belgrade Lake, Saco Bay, Sebago Lake, Atlantic Ocean
Fishing license info here: here

The Catch

Top fish species to target in Maine


Bluefish live in temperate and tropical coastal oceans around the world and migrate seasonally. They are blue-green on the back and silvery on the sides and belly.

Brook Trout

Especially prevelant, sometimes over populated, in high elevation lakes and streams, these fish have one spots and multi-colored fins.

Lake Trout

Freshwater char also known as Mackinaw, found mostly in northern North American lakes.


A prized gamefish among many, the pike is an aggressive fish known to wait for prey and then strike hard and fast.

Striped Bass

Stripers are easily identified by dark horizontal stripes across a silvery body. They can grow to more than 48 inches, weigh over 50 pounds and live up to 30 years.

More Outfitters

Fishing with Rocky  Ridge Guide Service in Lovell

Rocky Ridge Guide Service

Lovell, ME

Rocky Ridge Guide Service is in Lovell Maine, which is in western Maine, nestled in the foothills of the White Mountains. I am a Reg. Master Maine Guide & I have my Captains License. I have been guiding fishing & hunting trips for 25 years, Prior to that I was a commercial fisherman. I have been fishing & hunting all my life and have always enjoyed the outdoors. I fish many lakes & ponds, Sebago Lake, Kezar Lake & Moose Pond for smallmouth and largemouth bass, salmon & Lake trout in the Sebago Lakes region, Greater Bridgton Lakes Region and thru out southwestern, including Kezar Lake, Moose pond & Sebago Lake. For stripers & blue fish I fish out of Pine point in Scarborough Maine off of Old Orchard Beach. All equipment is provided, rods , reels and tackle. You can bring your own equipment if you would like. Salmon & Lake trout fishing is on Sebago Lake, fishing with Cannon Downriggers out of a full equipped 21ft G3 boat with the latest of electronics and equipment. I guide Small and largemouth bass fishing on Sebago, Kezar lake, moose pond and many other lakes and ponds in southwestern Maine. We fish all artificial baits for bass using many different techniques. Instructional Fishing I also do instructional fishing for downrigger fishing and bass fishing. I’ll Teach you different techniques from the right rods & reels to use to what baits to use. Instructional downrigger fishing Learn how to run downriggers, stack rods and set back distance’s. Instructional Bass fishing Learn how to rig and present different baits. Stripers and Blue fish out of Pine Point in Scarborough off of Old Orchard beach. Fishing with light tackle with live bait and artificial lure such as top water baits.

Fishing with Maine Outdoors in Union

Maine Outdoors

Union, ME

Maine Outdoors is here to help you create cherished memories of great times outdoors. This is the experience that you come to Maine for! Imagine paddling along a secluded shore while loons call, or drifting silently along, casting a line while eagles watch. We have been delighting folks like you for over 25 years. We offer exclusive fishing trips. Kids and beginners are our specialty. Date Range Available from May 1 - December 10. What is Provided to Customer Everything is provided but warm clothing and a smile! We can provide rods rigged and ready, along with the terminal tackle you will need to be successful. Region/Terrain Where You Fish Mid-coast Maine, covering both salt- and freshwater opportunities. Saltwater fishing is primarily on the Saint George River chasing stripers and the occasional bluefish. Freshwater is primarily for smallmouth bass in lakes and ponds by boat to provide the best opportunities for success. Trout (primarily brook trout) are available during cooler water periods in early spring and fall. Typical Weather by Season Early spring and fall can be quite chilly; think warm clothing at that time of year. Rain gear adds a layer of wind protection. Cold rain and wind are distinct possibilities during this part of the year with daytime highs sometimes only in the 40s. Summer days start out cool and frequently foggy with temperatures in the upper 50s. By midday, the fog is gone and, with the sun, temperatures get up to 70 or even 80 degrees. Even in summer, some days can be very cool.

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