It’s easy to be confused by the name, Long Lake. After all, there are over 25 lakes so named within the borders of Maine and nearly as many with the name Long Pond. At the northern tip of Maine is Long Lake in St. Agatha, where many towns are identified by letters and numbers representing township and range, rather than by name. Long Lake sits mostly within St. Agatha, T17, R3 and T17, R4.
Long Lake is the deepest of the Fish River chain of lakes and covers 6,000 acres with a maximum water depth of 163 feet. The surrounding land is primarily agricultural and forest land and has a number of camps and cottages along the shorelines.
Public access may be gained at St. Agatha, on the west shore alongside Route 162, at the southwestern tip at Sinclair; as well as a remote small boat access at the end of the Lake Road on the extreme southern tip of Long Lake. Floatplane access is also available alongside Route 162 just north of Sinclair.
Arostook County, more commonly termed, “The County” is larger than Connecticut and Rhode Island combined, and is best known for its agricultural uses; primarily potatoes and broccoli. Lakes and ponds throughout The County offer anglers plenty of outstanding landlocked salmon and brook tout opportunities. Brook trout and landlocked salmon in Long Lake average between 16 inches in length and weigh an average of 5 pounds. Long Lake is open to ice fishing from January 1 through March 31.
Lodging, guides and other services can be found in St. Agatha or the nearby border town of Madawaska.