Central Maine holds two fantastic fishing areas, the Belgrade Lakes and the Kennebec River. Pike fishing in the Belgrades has become nationally famous, and the Kennebec River offers some of the best brown trout fishing in the nation.
This is Maine’s heartland, a place where fishing and hunting are a way of life. Every general store has a fishing tackle selection, and you can still buy a dozen shotgun shells rather than a whole box.
Central Maine also offers some of the best largemouth bass fishing in the state. Bass fishing’s newfound popularity has resulted in timely legislation designed to produce the heaviest fish possible. What is great fishing today will no doubt be even better in the future.