Summer Activities


Looking for the ultimate fly fishing experience in Maine? Look no further than the Rangeley Lakes Region, where you’ll find some of the best fishing in the country. With its rich history and abundance of fish species, this region offers endless opportunities for anglers of all levels. Here are some tips for planning your next fly fishing adventure in the Rangeley Lakes Region.


1. Know the seasons and regulations: The fishing season in the Rangeley Lakes Region typically runs from late May to early October. During this time, you’ll find an abundance of brook trout, brown trout, and landlocked salmon in the local streams, rivers, and lakes. Make sure to review MAINES INLAND FISHERIES AND WILDLIFE’S regulations.


2. Choose the right fly: Local fly patterns like the Grey Ghost, Tight Line, and Golden Smelt are popular choices for catching trout and salmon in the Rangeley Lakes Region. Be sure to stock up on these and other local flies before your trip.


3. Hire a guide: If you’re new to fly fishing or want to learn more about the local waters and techniques, hiring a guide is a great way to get started. The Rangeley Lakes Region is home to several experienced guides and outfitters who can help you make the most of your fishing trip.


4. Visit local fly shops: The locals in town are a must-visit for any angler in the area. They offer a wide selection of flies, gear, and fishing licenses, as well as guided fishing trips for all skill levels.


5. Stay in a rustic cabin: For the relaxed fishing experience, consider staying in a rustic cabin. These cozy cabins are located just a short drive from the Rangeley Lakes and offer easy access to nearby fishing streams and ponds.


6. Or, Camp: For the ultimate fishing experience, consider staying at one of our local campgrounds.  Check out the Rangeley Lakes State Park, STEPHEN PHILLIPS MEMORIAL CAMPSITES, CUPSUPTIC LAKE PARK AND CAMPGROUND, or camp somewhere along the Appalachian Trail.


7. Enjoy a meal at THE PUB:  Don’t squash that vibe from the water.  Join us at The Pub after a day of fishing to refuel and watch what we consider one of the most beautiful sunsets in Maine.


By following these tips, you’re sure to have an unforgettable fly fishing experience in the Rangeley Lakes Region. So pack your gear, stock up on flies, and get ready to cast a line in some of the most beautiful and productive fishing waters in the country.