West Branch Penobscot River, Ripogenus Dam to Abol Falls

Millinocket, Maine

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The West Branch of the Penobscot is a brawling river with falls, whitewater, and deep pools. Roads and paths border the river. This is Maine’s premier trophy landlocked salmon river. Fishing regulations vary on different sections of the river, so check the Open Water Fishing Regulations booklet before fishing. Wading and bank fishing are both possible at this site. You can easily launch a canoe at Nesowadnehunk Deadwater, a wide and calm section of the river. There are campsites at Big Eddy, Nesowadnehunk Deadwater, and Abol Falls. You can find motels in Millinocket, a 45-minute drive from the river. Key Species: landlocked salmon, brook trout.
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Fishing Maine

by Tom Seymour (Falcon Guides)

The West Branch of the Penobscot is a brawling river with falls, whitewater, and deep pools. Roads and paths border the river. This is Maine’s premier trophy landlocked salmon river. Fishing regulations vary on different sections of the river, so check the Open Water Fishing Regulations booklet before fishing.

Wading and bank fishing are both possible at this site. You can easily launch a canoe at Nesowadnehunk Deadwater, a wide and calm section of the river. There are campsites at Big Eddy, Nesowadnehunk Deadwater, and Abol Falls. You can find motels in Millinocket, a 45-minute drive from the river. Key Species: landlocked salmon, brook trout.

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Activity Type: Fishing
Nearby City: Millinocket
Duration: Best Way to Fish: canoe, wading
Season & Limits: Best June
Local Contacts: Maine Bureau of Parks and Recreation
Local Maps: DeLorme Maine Atlas & Gazetteer
Driving Directions: Directions to West Branch Penobscot River, Ripogenus Dam to Abol Falls

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