A quiet retreat on Lake Arrowhead, Maine
Bob H. caught this large mouth bass off his Boston Whaler while he was staying at Camp George on October 25th, 2016. Visit "Guest Photos" to see some of his spectacular photography.
How's the Fishing?
Lake Arrowhead is Maine’s only lake that is a "Trophy Bass Lake". This means that the State imposed a strict bag limit on bass. From April 1st to June 20th: all bass caught must be immediately released. From June 21st through September 30th there's a two fish limit. Only one fish over 14 inches and all bass over 18 inches must be releases at once.( 2013 update) This was changed recently and now from April 1 to June 30 all bass caught must be released alive at once. From July 1 to March 31- Daily bag limit on bass: 1 fish all bass between 16 and 20 inches must be released alive at once. The Ossipee flowage dammed years ago created this 1,100 acres reservoir now called Lake Arrowhead. The lake is spread out with small passages that create numerous backwaters that you can get lost in. Underwater structure from flooded timber, old rock walls and floating islands give bass ample places to hide. There is a lot of fishing pressure and some anglers find it bitter sweet. I've fished this lake for years and have mastered some of my best bass fishing techniques here. The lake is shallow and is very weedy and gives you a great opportunity to practice on your shallow fishing techniques. The slug-o by Lunker City is my favorite on this lake. Run floating jerk baits and shallow diving crank baits down the center area of the long finger coves. Most anglers go for the shore line and miss the bass that stay near the slightly deeper water in the middle of these finger like coves. Lake Arrowhead has a variety of fish from brown trout, largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, crappie, pickerel, sunfish, and yellow perch. The boat ramp is off the New Dam Road.
Source for this information: mainebassguide.com/Lakes.html
The YouTube video below was recently filmed at Lake Arrowhead by young anglers