The Great Eddy

Skowhegan, Maine

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The Great Eddy is a wide spot in the Kennebec River. The men of Benedict Arnold’s ill-fated expedition came through the Great Eddy on their way to attack Quebec. You can easily fish from the bank along Route 2, but the Great Eddy is generally too deep for wading. However, the river can be waded upstream from the Great Eddy, where the water gets riffly and shallow. A boat or canoe will let you cover more water. The river here is open to year-round fishing. Special regulations include a minimum length on landlocked salmon and trout of 12 inches and a daily bag limit of two fish in the aggregate. You will find a picnic area and boat ramp at Kennebec Banks, on the Great Eddy. Skowhegan offers plenty of motels, and there is a campground on U.S. Route 2, just past the Great Eddy. Key Species: brown trout, smallmouth bass, white perch, landlocked salmon possible.
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by Tom Seymour (Falcon Guides)

The Great Eddy is a wide spot in the Kennebec River. The men of Benedict Arnold’s ill-fated expedition came through the Great Eddy on their way to attack Quebec. You can easily fish from the bank along Route 2, but the Great Eddy is generally too deep for wading. However, the river can be waded upstream from the Great Eddy, where the water gets riffly and shallow. A boat or canoe will let you cover more water.

The river here is open to year-round fishing. Special regulations include a minimum length on landlocked salmon and trout of 12 inches and a daily bag limit of two fish in the aggregate. You will find a picnic area and boat ramp at Kennebec Banks, on the Great Eddy. Skowhegan offers plenty of motels, and there is a campground on U.S. Route 2, just past the Great Eddy. Key Species: brown trout, smallmouth bass, white perch, landlocked salmon possible.

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Activity Type: Fishing
Nearby City: Skowhegan
Duration: Best Way to Fish: canoe, boat, bank
Season & Limits: Best May and June
Local Contacts: Maine Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife
Local Maps: DeLorme Maine Atlas & Gazetteer
Driving Directions: Directions to The Great Eddy

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