South Branch Lake

West Enfield, Maine

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This 2,035-acre, semi-remote lake is known for its warmwater species. It is a prime destination for the serious smallmouth bass angler because the lake contains no coldwater game fish. Many Maine anglers prefer to fish for trout, landlocked salmon, or lake trout, and regard smallmouth bass as trash fish. Consequently, fishing pressure is light, except for local anglers in search of white perch for the frying pan. South Branch Lake has a special fall fishing season from October 1 through November 30, during which all trout, landlocked salmon, and lake trout must be released alive (but note that the lake actually contains no trout, salmon, or lake trout). The largest island in the center of the lake offers a primitive campsite. Key Species: smallmouth bass, white perch, pickerel.
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by Tom Seymour (Falcon Guides)

This 2,035-acre, semi-remote lake is known for its warmwater species. It is a prime destination for the serious smallmouth bass angler because the lake contains no coldwater game fish. Many Maine anglers prefer to fish for trout, landlocked salmon, or lake trout, and regard smallmouth bass as trash fish. Consequently, fishing pressure is light, except for local anglers in search of white perch for the frying pan.

South Branch Lake has a special fall fishing season from October 1 through November 30, during which all trout, landlocked salmon, and lake trout must be released alive (but note that the lake actually contains no trout, salmon, or lake trout). The largest island in the center of the lake offers a primitive campsite. Key Species: smallmouth bass, white perch, pickerel.

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Activity Type: Fishing
Nearby City: West Enfield
Duration: Best Way to Fish: boat, canoe
Season & Limits: Best May through September
Local Contacts: Maine Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife
Local Maps: DeLorme Maine Atlas & Gazetteer
Driving Directions: Directions to South Branch Lake

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