Fishing in Bucksport and Orland

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Did you know there are 2200 lakes in Maine?  I can’t even find the number of ponds…and then there are the rivers and streams…Bucksport and Orland are two towns about 15 minutes North East of Searsport Shores Campground.  A quick Google search found 11 ponds for you with public access for fishing and swimming…take a look…

Bucksport Lakes & Ponds


Information contained herein obtained from “The Enterprise” Source Book 1997-98

Brewer Lake- (also Orrington, Holden); boat launch, Lake Rd. Orrington.

Hancock Pond- 59 acres; 25 ft max depth; hand carry, off Rte. 46. Brook trout, pickerel, smelt.

Long Pond- 222 acres; 29 feet. max depth; hand carry, Lower Long Pond Rd. Brook trout, smallmouth bass, white perch, salmon, pickerel.

Silver Lake– 630 acres; 33 ft. max depth; public boat launch, Silver Lake Rd. Smallmouth bass, white perch, pickerel.

Thurston Pond- 141 acres; 25 ft. max depth; hand carry, off King’s Mtn. Rd., Orrington. White perch.


Orland Lakes, Ponds and Rivers


Information contained herein obtained from “The Enterprise” Source Book 1997-98

Alamoosook Lake and Dead River- 1,133 acres, 28 ft. max depth; public boat launch at Craig Brook National Fish Hatchery, E. Orland. Brook and brown trout, smallmouth bass, white perch, salmon, pickerel.

Craig Pond-218 acres; 69 ft. max depth; public access, Craig Pond Trail, off Hatchery Rd., East Orland. Foot traffic only Memorial Day to Labor Day. Brook trout, salmon, togue, smelt.

Hothole Pond- Hand-carry access via Moosehorn Stream only. Many beaver dams.

Narramissic (Orland) River- is fresh water from Alamoosook dam to Orland Village dam. Access is Orland Village, behind sewer pump house. To get to saltwater in Orland Village turn east from Rte. 1 onto the River Rd. through the Village, then straight across Rte. 175, and straight to the end of Fish Point.

Toddy Pond– (also Surry, Penobscot, Blue Hill); 1,987 acres; 122 ft. max depth; public boat launch, Rte. 1, E. Orland. Brown and brook trout, smallmouth bass, white perch, salmon, togue, smelt.

Upper Patten Pond (also Surrey, Ellsworth); 361 acres; 32 ft. max depth; hand carry off Rte. 1, Surry. Brook and brown trout, white perch, salmon, smelt.

15 minutes from Searsport Shores

Fishing licenses you ask?

In Maine everyone over the age of 12 needs a license for freshwater fishing (not salt water).  They’re easy to get at the Searsport Town Office…a 15 day license is $47 (only about $3/day), a 7 day license is $43, a 3 day license is $23 and a single day out with a fishing pole in a pond or lake of your choice is $11.

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