Freshwater Fishing

Fishing in Maine’s Rangeley Lakes Region

Planning a fishing trip in Rangeley?

The Rangeley Region’s waters are renowned for their native Brook Trout and Landlocked Salmon fisheries. It’s also home to limited togue, and yellow perch. Lakes, ponds, streams and rivers offer the thrill of the catch from ice-out to the end of September. Limited catch-and-release fishing is also available in October. Most all rivers in the Rangeley Region are fly fishing only. Our lakes are also teeming with Brook Trout and Landlocked Salmon (in the 1 to 6 pound range). Trolling is the way to go here. At ice out the fish are apt to be near the surface where tandem streamers can be very effective. As the water quickly warms the fish will start descending and by mid-Augusta they can be found at depths of 60-70 feet. Downriggers and lead line rod and reel set ups are essential. Rainbow smelt are the forage fish on our lakes. Sewn on smelts, lures, tandem streamers and other smelt imitations are most popular. Make sure and check the Maine Fishing Law Book, every body of water has different regulations!!

We’ve got everything you need for your fishing trip in Rangeley!

Our shop stocks a full line of fly rods & accessories, a huge selection of flies, spinning rods, reels, smelts, worms, lead line, lures, fishing tackle, cannon downriggers, trolling gear and all accessories and much more!

Resident and non-resident fishing licenses can be purchased at the shop during the season.

Registered Maine Guides are available for fishing trips and canoes and kayaks are available for rent. All major credit cards are accepted.

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Summer Hours: Daily 8 AM to 5 PM

Gerry White, Proprietor
Registered Maine Guide
Rte. 4, PO Box 347, Oquossoc, ME 04964
Phone: 207-864-5582 | Fax: 207-864-3356



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