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Rangeley Lake

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In the heart of Maine’s Lakes & Mountains Region is Rangeley Lake,known for itsbrook trout and landlocked salmon.Rangeley Lake is 6,000 acres with a maximum depth of 149 feet.You can expect to find landlocked salmon in the four- to six-pound range with larger fish possible. Brook trout typically range from 12 to18 inches.You should note that the use of live bait is prohibited.Whilemostanglers target landlocked salmon right after ice-out in May through the end of June,you may also be able to finda significant number offour-pound-plus brook trout throughout the summer and into the fall.

The lake is surrounded by high mountains covered with fir and spruce trees with plenty of accessible shoreline. Boat launch facilities are located in downtown Rangeley, atRangeley LakeState Park on the southernshore of the lake. The area is home to a number of Registered Maine Guides. In fact, Rangeley is home to the first registered Maine Guide, a woman, “Fly Rod” Crosby—and youcan stay at oneofthesamecamps that “sports” frequented inher day.