Fishing & Lakes

Grand Lake Stream is a 3-mile ribbon of gin-clear water that flows from the dam at the outlet of West Grand Lake. This well-known fly-fishing only stream has provided great salmon fishing for generations of Downeasters. All of the big fish caught here have spent the majority of their lives feeding on bait fish in the neighboring lakes. Like many other popular rivers in Maine, salmon here are seasonal migrants that are caught when they move into the stream to feed on smelts and aquatic insects in the spring, and to spawn in the fall. What makes Grand Lake Stream special however, is the size of the watershed that it draws fish from, and the sheer numbers of salmon that congregate in some of its pools.