Damariscotta Lake

Details

Location:
Jefferson, ME
United States United States
Coordinates:
44.1369, -69.5023
Depth (average):
30 Feet
Depth (max):
114 Feet
Distance:
4,686 Acres
Description:

The park / lake is located below the town of Jefferson off SR 32.

Damariscotta Lake has three distinctly different sections: the north, middle, and south basins. The north basin is the deepest, at 114 feet; the middle basin is next at 46 feet; and the south basin is 34 feet deep. Damariscotta Lake State Park is set on the northeastern shore of the north basin.

Fishing from boat, canoe or shore is recommended. In the north basin, early season trolling methods are recommended soon after the ice-out for landlocked salmon and brown trout. Streamer flies and smelt seem to be reliable bait. A deep hole just off the shore of the Park is a faithful lake trout catch early in the season and later in the season as well. Lake trout may also be found a little farther out into the north basin. Smallmouth bass tend to congregate around several islands in the middle basin. Lead-head jigs with yellow sparkle tails are suggested bait. The south basin area is shallow and narrow and is known as a good source for pickerel and white perch. Pickerel and white perch love to strike wiggly earthworms and large shiners suspended from bobbers.

Cover/Structure:

Islands, holes, submerged boulders.

Tips/Tactics:

Pickerel and white perch love to strike wiggly earthworms and large shiners suspended from bobbers.

Spot Access:
Boat Ramp, Parking (car/truck), Parking (boat/trailer), Picnic Area, Power Boats Allowed, Swimming Area, Shore fishing access, Camping, Restrooms, Beach, Fly Fishing
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Map

Map for 44.1369, -69.5023
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Fishing Reports

There are no reports for this fishing spot.

Fish

Largemouth-240-fw

Bass, Largemouth (Micropterus salmoides)

Freshwater
Smallmouth-240-fw

Bass, Smallmouth (Micropterus dolomieu)

Freshwater
Brownbullhead-240-fw

Bullhead, Brown (Ameiurus nebulosus)

Freshwater
Northernpike-240-fwsw

Northern Pike (Esox lucius)

Freshwater
Whiteperch-240-fw

Perch, White (Morone americana)

Freshwater
480
Yellowperch-240-fw

Perch, Yellow (Perca flavescens)

Freshwater
Chainpickerel-240-fw

Pickerel, Chain (Esox niger)

Freshwater
Atlantic-240-fwsw

Salmon, Atlantic (Salmo salar)

217
Fish_1617605115_speid454

Salmon, Landlocked (Salmo salar sebago)

Freshwater
132
Pumpkinseed-240-fw

Sunfish, Pumpkinseed (Lepomis gibbosus)

Freshwater
919
Brooktrout-240-fw

Trout, Brook (Salvelinus fontinalis)

Freshwater
Browntrout-240-fw

Trout, Brown (Salmo trutta)

Freshwater
Laketrout-240-fw

Trout, Lake (Salvelinus namaycush)

Freshwater
473
Walleye-240-fw

Walleye (Stizostedion vitreum)

Freshwater

Guides

There are no guides specified for this fishing spot.

Lodges

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Tournaments

There are no tournaments associated with this fishing spot.