A rich ﬁshing tradition continues year-round
Guides, sport and ﬁshing camps
Brook Trout, Bass, Salmon, Togue, & White Perch
Seasonally, fishing changes a great deal here in the Lakes. Winter brings ice-fishing for Salmon and Togue (Lake Trout). Ice-out is Salmon fishing time. In June, as surface water warms, people fish deep for Togue and Salmon in colder water. From June to September, fishermen enjoy Brackett Lake and East Grand's exceptional Bass fishing.
A recent, illegal introduction of landlocked alewives is changing the ecological dynamic of East Grand Lake. The long-term impacts on the forage base, cold-water fisheries and the economy remain to be seen.
Landlocked Salmon (Salmo Salar) is Maine's state fish and is one of the state's most popular sport fish. These somewhat smaller salmon originated from their larger ocean-going anadromous counterparts (Atlantic Salmon) and adapted to lakes over the thousands of years since the glaciers receded.
Since these original populations were found, humans have cultured the species and began introducing them in the 1800's into many Maine lakes. Today, Maine stocks Landlocked Salmon into over 125
A Guide, a Grand Laker, and a mess of potatoes
Part of the old-time Down East angling experience is your Maine Guide frying up a mess of fish and potatoes over a campfire.
Skilled Outdoorsmen, independent, colorful characters: In the 1940's, Essie "Cast-a-Mean-Fly" Graham began running Mushy's Camp [built in 1902] year-round on East Grand Lake. Here [in top right photo], she holds a Landlocked Salmon.
Right, Trolling flies or "Streamers" tied by Tom Mutch who ran Greenland Cove Camp in the 1940's. His famous "A A" Special shown at top.
Pete "Barefoot" Spencer ran a camp at Greenland Cove in the 1940's.
[Bottom right photo captions read]
Rideouts' Lodge (right) started in the 1940's at Butterfield Landing, one of the first sporting camps on this side of the Lake. [Far] Right, Landlocked Salmon [sic - photo reads "String of Lake Trout (Togue)]
Most sporting camps, guides, outfitters, and some stores sell Maine hunting and fishing licences. Or online, visit:
or call 207-287-8000
Location. 45° 44.249′ N, 67° 52.541′
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Chiputneticook Chain of Lakes (a few steps from this marker); When trees were used for tanning (a few steps from this marker); Town of Weston Honor Roll (approx. ¼ mile away); Rivers & Streams: Ancient Highways of the Wabanaki (approx. 3.1 miles away); The "sleeping giant" view of Mount Katahdin (approx. 3.1 miles away); Weston & Danforth's architecture (approx. 3.1 miles away); Welcome to Million Dollar View Scenic Byway (approx. 3.1 miles away); Orient Veterans Memorial (approx. 5.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Weston.
Also see . . .
1. Fishing in Maine. (Submitted on October 22, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. East Grand Lake, Maine. (Submitted on October 22, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Woodie Wheaton Land Trust. (Submitted on October 22, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
4. Chiputneticook Lakes International Conservancy, Inc. (Submitted on October 22, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
5. Million Dollar View Scenic Byway. (Submitted on October 22, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on October 22, 2018. This page originally submitted on October 22, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 43 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on October 22, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.