The Katahdin Region's lakes and streams are teaming with smallmouth bass, salmon, lake trout, brook trout, splake, perch and pickerel. Whether you prefer to cast a fly from stream's edge or gently paddle on a remote pond or lake, there are plenty of options for today's angler.


Check out a fly fishing excursion from a canoe or from the banks of the Penobscot River by yourself or with one of the area's many fishing guides. Noted as a world-class landlocked salmon fishery, the Penobscot River is a prime fishing location. If you're looking for brook trout, bring your rod to any of our brooks and streams and cast away!

Any of our area lakes are accessible by boat or canoe. The fishing opportunities in the Katahdin Region are plentiful.  Try trolling on Ambajejus, North Twin, South Twin, Millinocket, Katahdin, Pemadumcook or Chesuncook Lakes. A list of all major local fishing areas can be found here.  Our local guides and outfitters can equip you with the necessary equipment or assist you in finding the right spot to catch that trophy fish.

Is ice fishing your pleasure? Set your traps and watch the flags fly as pickerel and salmon take the bait. Jig for smelts by day and fish for cusk by night. Get ready for an unforgettable ice fishing adventure in the Katahdin Region.

Fishing licenses are available locally. The Dept. of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife (IF&W) provides anglers with regulations and guidelines for open water and ice fishing. Contact them at (207) 287-8000 for a current law book.

Katahdin Area Chamber of Commerce
1029 Central St. Millinocket, ME 04462
(207) 723-4443