Maine Ice Fishing Derby- Moosehead Lake

Moosehead Lake Maine – Ice Fishing

7th Annual Moosehead Lake Togue Ice Fishing derby

This fun fishing event is one that every Maine fisherman hope to catch the trophy fish. A fun winter event where you can spend quality with friends and family. Moosehead Lake is home to a variety of fish, but this derby is for Togue also known as lake trout. Maine has an excellent Togue population and Moosehead Lake has yielded good size fish over the years. The minimum length requirement is 14 inches. Trophy fish have been taken out of the lake. You just never know what you may catch.

Moosehead Lake Ice Fishing Derby

This annual event is held the last full weekend in January just days away. The three day event has cash prizes for the three biggest fish. First prize is $1500, which draws in fisherman from all over to try their luck. Everything you need is available in the town of Greenville, Maine. Two years ago, the winning fish was caught right here in Greenville. The Moosehead Lake is a 40 x 20 mile Lake so there is plenty of room for everyone.

A Trophy fish is waiting for you. Good luck, be safe and have fun ice fishing. Ideally a lakeside cabin is best so you can warm up inside and watch your traps. Choose a lakeside vacation rental with easy access to Moosehead.  As you can see some cabins are just a few feet away from the lake and you can actually watch from inside.

Make plans this year to fish Moosehead Lake. Ice shacks available for rent, and guided trips can be arranged for those of you who would like to try it. The Maine Ice fishing season runs from January 1 to March 31st.

Photo taken from inside the Lakefront Cabin Rental at The Cozy Moose Lakeside Cabins on Moosehead Lake


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One Response to Maine Ice Fishing Derby- Moosehead Lake

  1. Heather Davis January 18, 2014 at 10:26 am #

    Next weekend it the Moosehead Lake Fishing Derby. Many anglers from all over Maine will be on Moosehead Lake enjoying being with friends, family and other anglers on the ice. Fishing report states there has been a big wave of brook trout on Moosehead Lake recently.

    Local biology expert Tim Obrey, from Maine IFW Fisheries, states best fishing is early in the season, and close to shore amongst rocks. Thats good news for guests staying at the Cozy Moose, as a rock wall is close to shore and the permanent boat dock hosts bait fish so fishing is pretty decent in the cove.

    Think Fish, and Have Fun.

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