The Great Eddy

Skowhegan, Maine 4976

The Great Eddy

The Great Eddy Professional Review and Guide

"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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Best Way to Fish: canoe, boat, bank
Best May and June
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Maine Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife
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Jul 2018