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Magnificent Waters

Our Lakes & Streams

Our lakes are different in depth and character and have different offerings. East Grand, where the lodge is based, is eighteen miles long and expansive. Having a maximum depth of 130 feet, it provides ideal habitat for landlocks, lake trout, and smallmouths. While East Grand is best known for its landlock fishery, it is also an exceptional piece of smallmouth water. North American Fisherman referred to East Grand as perhaps “the best bronzeback pond in the United States.”

Spednic Lake is a long and beautiful lake whose numerous coves, peninsulas and islands make for many miles of fishable shoreline. Besides bass and cold water species, white perch and pickerel abound. The shores are fringed with granite boulders and sun-bleached driftwood, the water cold and clear. Chances are, you may not see another fisherman (nor a prettier stretch of water). The boat landing on Spednic is just two miles from camp.

Baskahegan Lake is a bass factory, with enormous productivity of all warm water species. Wildlife is everywhere. This large and relatively shallow lake is carved in shale, and is teeming with action. Along with Jackson Brook Lake, Baskahegan belongs to the Penobscot River watershed, unlike most nearby waters which flow to the St. Croix.

Stream fishing is excellent, but timing is essential. Fly-casting for landlocks is most effective in May and September. As these waters adjust to ambient temperatures, landlocks move into the deeper waters during mid-summer. Landlocks exceeding six pounds have been taken near camp in each of the past three autumns, all on single-hook streamers. Smallmouths can be fished streamside throughout the summer, but most of the big bass migrate to the big water during the warm months.

We fish a number of smaller lakes and ponds, sometimes to pursue a big fish, sometimes just to sneak off on a quiet adventure. Maybe your guide will take you to one of these places if you will keep a secret.


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