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Bass fishing in Maine
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Fishing and Boating in Central Maine

Cobbosseecontee Lake (also called Cobbossee Lake), one of central Maine’s largest lakes, is noted for its outstanding small mouth and large mouth bass fishing. Many of the state’s largest bass have come from this lake and it is considered one of the best bass lakes in the Northeast. Lakeside is the perfect base for your Maine fishing vacation – in open water or ice fishing season. We’re open year-round to accommodate your outdoor recreation vacation.

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  • Area – 5,543 acres
  • Temperatures: Surface – 72 °F (50 °F @ 32 feet)
  • Maximum depth – 100 feet


Cobbosseecontee Lake branches into five surrounding towns; Manchester, Monmouth, Litchfield, West Gardiner, and Winthrop.

Lakeside is host to the Special Olympics Maine charitable bass tournament.

Species of fish in Cobbosseecontee Lake

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  • Brown Trout
  • Brook Trout
  • Rainbow Smelt
  • Smallmouth Bass
  • Largemouth Bass
  • White Perch
  • Yellow Perch
  • Northern Pike
  • Chain Pickerel
  • Minnows
  • Golden Shiners
  • Emeral Shiners
  • White Suckers
  • Hornpout (Bullhead)
  • Banded Killifish
  • Fourspine Sticklebacks
  • Redbreast Sunfish
  • Pumpkinseed Sunfish
  • American Eels