Ahh, the smell of the sea! Whether that brings to mind time spent as kid learning to hook a big one or just hearing the tales of the one that got away – you can certainly count on great fishing in Ogunquit. Highlights will include actual time spent in clean sea air and adventures worth sharing on Instagram, Facebook or Pinterest. Ogunquit has been a fishing village for centuries.
Here are our top fishing spots in Ogunquit
Ogunquit Beach Bridge Fishing
Often called the best beach in New England, there are endless possibilities that come with over three miles of sand. And one of them is fishing on the bridge. With the swift Ogunquit River current and the ability to pass endless hours watching the beach goers walk by, you can enjoy the sights and sounds of a peaceful morning or catch the tide change and enjoy the action.
Finestkind Lobster Tour
Sure a day at the beach is nice, but Maine is all about Lobster. Check out the beautiful sights of the Southern Maine – like Bald Head Cliff and the Nubble Light – from a FinestKind lobster tour. You’ll departed from Perkins Cove on an authentic lobster boat and help a real Maine lobsterman haul in lobster pots while learning about the history and process of lobster fishing. You’ll also be steps away from Barnacle Billy’s and the Lobster Shack – you know, to try some of the product when back on land.
Bunny Clark Deep Sea Fishing
If the wide open ocean is calling, the Bunny Clark is for you. Catch and keep a variety of deep sea fish such as Atlantic cod, pollock, halibut, haddock and more. And if it is dinner you are catching, the crew of the ship will help you land and gaff the fish, then clean and fillet it. There is no worry about gear – The trip includes the use of custom fishing rods, jigging sticks, and other deep sea gear. Whether it’s your first time deep sea fishing or you are a seasoned angler, this trip comes with fresh air and wide open sea.
Or Take to the River
The Salmon Falls River is a tributary of the Piscataqua River that runs for over 38 miles. It’s a fly fishing dream. With a Town boat ramp on this river at the Dover/Eliot Bridge on Route 101, there’s a spot to park and spend the day wading and waiting. Trout is a big reason why this spot is a favorite.
Lazy Man’s Lobster
Yes, sure it’s fun to catch the fish. But maybe on vacation, getting up before sunrise, filleting and cooking just miss the boat. Have no fear – seafood can still be part of your Ogunquit ocean adventure. Stay a land lubber and visit a real Maine lobster pound. At the Ogunquit Lobster Pound you can pick your own from the tank and not worry about seasickness. Add some down Maine fun and try Foster’s Clambake to watch how it’s done. Or wave at the fisherman while enjoy a lobster roll at the Lobster Shack in Perkins Cove. All while enjoying the smell of the sea.
Still not sure about fishing in Ogunquit?
Add a little outdoor fun with a hike at Mt. Agamenticus or a drive to the top to see the sights. Ogunquit from this view is absolutely charming. Be sure to bring your camera. There really is nothing as refreshing as the crisp Maine air to super charge you for a great outdoor ocean adventure.
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