The Penobscot River and all of its branches are entirely within Maine’s state lines, making it the longest river to lie entirely within the state; it also offers excellent fishing year-round, especially of smallmouth bass. Depending on the particular part of the river, anglers can target white perch, smallmouth bass, chain pickerel, landlocked salmon, and brook trout. The last two species are particularly prominent in the West Branch and East Branch of the Penobscot; the Main Stem boasts abundant populations of smallmouth bass and stripers.
Penobscot River and Bay Fish:
Penobscot River and Bay boat ramps:
The following boat ramps provide access to Penobscot River and Bay.