Patrick Lake

Machias, Maine

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Patrick Lake is really a 275-acre pond, typical of the little-known but productive small ponds found throughout Maine. The southwestern end of the lake is managed by the Maine Bureau of Public Lands and offers a beach, picnic tables, rest room, and boat ramp. Except for the occasional tourist stopping for a break, don’t expect much company. You can fish from shore near the boat ramp, but a small boat or canoe will allow you to fully explore the lake. Lodging is available in Machias. Patrick Lake is noted for white perch fishing. During the day in summer, you will take lots of perch by drifting with worms. Night crawlers will work, but the smaller earthworms are better for perch. If all you have are night crawlers, use only a small section, not a whole night crawler. Try fishing in about 30 feet of water in the area just south of a group of small islands in the center of the lake. Let your worm rest on the bottom for the most part, but raise and lower the rod every so often. Sometimes, perch will watch the worm and only bite when you impart action. If you find a spot where you get numbers of bites, you have found a school of perch. Key Species: brown trout, white perch, pickerel.
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Fishing Maine

by Tom Seymour (Falcon Guides)

Patrick Lake is really a 275-acre pond, typical of the little-known but productive small ponds found throughout Maine. The southwestern end of the lake is managed by the Maine Bureau of Public Lands and offers a beach, picnic tables, rest room, and boat ramp. Except for the occasional tourist stopping for a break, don’t expect much company. You can fish from shore near the boat ramp, but a small boat or canoe will allow you to fully explore the lake. Lodging is available in Machias.

Patrick Lake is noted for white perch fishing. During the day in summer, you will take lots of perch by drifting with worms. Night crawlers will work, but the smaller earthworms are better for perch. If all you have are night crawlers, use only a small section, not a whole night crawler. Try fishing in about 30 feet of water in the area just south of a group of small islands in the center of the lake. Let your worm rest on the bottom for the most part, but raise and lower the rod every so often. Sometimes, perch will watch the worm and only bite when you impart action. If you find a spot where you get numbers of bites, you have found a school of perch.

Key Species: brown trout, white perch, pickerel.

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Activity Type: Fishing
Nearby City: Machias
Duration: Best Way to Fish: bank, canoe, boat
Season & Limits: Best May through September
Local Contacts: Maine Bureau of Public Lands; Maine Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife
Local Maps: DeLorme Maine Atlas & Gazetteer
Driving Directions: Directions to Patrick Lake

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