Kennebec River, Waterville

Augusta, Maine

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The river here is wide and powerful. You will need a boat or canoe to fish here effectively, since few opportunities exist to fish from shore. At the outset, this appears to be an urban setting, not a place where anyone would seriously consider fishing, but once you get out on the river the majestic oaks and willows that line the shore help create a feeling of solitude. The area in front of the boat ramp is fairly deep and smooth, but a short distance downstream, the river becomes swift and relatively shallow. If you intend to go any distance downstream, be warned that you will probably hit some rocks with your propeller. You should use some kind of a prop guard. Anglers using a canoe may not be able to paddle back upstream if the river is in spate, so it may be wise to stick to the relatively quiet sections. Special fishing regulations include a year-round open water season with a minimum length on salmon, trout, and lake trout of 12 inches and a daily bag limit of 2 fish in the aggregate. Motels are plentiful in Waterville. Key Species: brown trout, smallmouth bass.
Fishing Maine

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Fishing Maine

by Tom Seymour (Falcon Guides)

The river here is wide and powerful. You will need a boat or canoe to fish here effectively, since few opportunities exist to fish from shore. At the outset, this appears to be an urban setting, not a place where anyone would seriously consider fishing, but once you get out on the river the majestic oaks and willows that line the shore help create a feeling of solitude. The area in front of the boat ramp is fairly deep and smooth, but a short distance downstream, the river becomes swift and relatively shallow.

If you intend to go any distance downstream, be warned that you will probably hit some rocks with your propeller. You should use some kind of a prop guard. Anglers using a canoe may not be able to paddle back upstream if the river is in spate, so it may be wise to stick to the relatively quiet sections. Special fishing regulations include a year-round open water season with a minimum length on salmon, trout, and lake trout of 12 inches and a daily bag limit of 2 fish in the aggregate. Motels are plentiful in Waterville. Key Species: brown trout, smallmouth bass.

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Activity Type: Fishing
Nearby City: Augusta
Duration: Best Way to Fish: boat, canoe
Season & Limits: Best late April through June, and again in September
Local Contacts: Maine Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife
Local Maps: DeLorme Maine Atlas & Gazetteer
Driving Directions: Directions to Kennebec River, Waterville

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