Whether you’re a fly or reel fishing enthusiast, there are several opportunities for testing your fishing knowledge and skill in the Moosehead Lake area during most of the year.
Our Kineo Escape cabin offers a private dock that is located on the mouth of the Moose River. You can choose to fish from the dock or take your boat out the well-marked channel for a third of a mile and you will be on the 40 miles long, Moosehead Lake. This location is ideal so you can be on the lake quickly in the morning and return to the sheltered mouth of the river for an afternoon swim.
The section of the Moose River located below the Brassua Dam that flows into the Moosehead Lake is a popular spot for salmon and trout fishing from June through September. We are located where the water is slow moving and flows into Moosehead Lake which is the largest lake in Maine. Moosehead Lake offers a variety of fishing opportunities including lake trout, salmon, brook trout and cusk. Open water fishing begins May 1st through the ice is not usually totally out until mid-May. Brassua Lake is also close by. Brassua Lake offers brook trout and salmon, and an abundant supply of yellow perch. Some of the salmon are stocked yearly. Smelts are also a popular fishery in Brassua Lake.
Check the Freshwater Regulations for the area before you head out. We are between Somersetand Piscataquis counties depending on which waters you decide to fish on. Check out the IFW Fishing website for more information.
You can buy a Maine State fishing license online by clicking here.
Access is available to Moosehead Lake at several boat launching areas. The closest to the cabin is Moosehead Marina. There is also access in Rockwood, Greenville Jct., and the Lily Bay State Park. There are also primitive launching sites in Spencer Bay, Cowans Cove, and Seboomook.
Access is available to Brassua Lake on a boat launch area associated with a primitive campground on the west end off Rt. 15.
There are several ice fishing derbies across the state of Maine. While you are staying with Maine Escapes in Rockwood you may want to join in on the Moosehead Lake Vacation and Sportsman Association ice derby. You could also try the Indian Hill Trading Posts weigh in.
Some other helpful websites include:
Maine Inland Fisheries and Wildlife
Maine IF&W Fishing Page
Fishing in the Moosehead Lake Region
The Maine Professional Guides Association
Fly Fishing in Maine