The clear, spring-fed waters of Junior Lake and the 11 other surrounding interconnected lakes of the West Grand Lake Region are teeming with over a dozen species of fish including landlocked salmon, smallmouth bass, whitefish, trout, pickerel, and perch to name just a few.
Junior Lake, where we are located, is a 3,866 acre, “two-tier” lake offering both warm and cold water varieties of fish. It is considered by anglers worldwide to be the premier fishing destination in the Northeast.
We have the only boat ramp on Junior Lake. Our guests have free access to it. The connected lakes are also highly rated by fishers in the know. You can fish directly from the shore. Rent a boat from us or bring your own boat to discover your new favorite fishing spot.
In the winter months, ice fishing is also excellent on Junior Lake. Guides are available. Catch dinner in front of your cabin. Take a boat out on the water for an extended excursion. The lakes of Wild Fox Cabins are every angler’s dream.
We found that the best way to surface fish Junior lake and other connecting lakes in the Junior Lake chain from Ice-Out (mid-May) through September, is to troll with streamer flies, lures, or live bait, using a fly rod (maximum 7 wht) or light trolling rod and nylon line. As the water warms, trolling at a depth of 15-20 feet or more may be necessary.
Our lead guide, Joe Jack, ties flies. He has been tying streamer flies for the local guides and stores in Maine and New Hampshire for over 20 years. His streamer flies have been tried and tested successfully in the waters you’ll be fishing. Most of the flies have names most people have never heard of.
You are more than welcome to bring your own. We advise bringing the standard tandem streamer flies, sparely tied, or lures such as Moose-Look Warblers, and DB-Smelts. Our guides have most of these flies in their fly box. If trolling a streamer on a fly rod is your game or you’d like to try trolling with a fly rod for the first time, we teach you the proper techniques.
Fly fishing an evening hatch on one of the lake’s many thoroughfares or along the shorelines can be some of the most exciting fishing there is. Fly-fishing any of our local bodies of water can provide plenty of solitary action.
Fishers do well here if their selection of flies includes Joe Jack’s “Woodsman Selection,” black, olive, red, and yellow Wooly Buggers, Blue Wing Olives, and Hornberg. Hook sizes from 8-12 are preferred. You might want to try a local favorite called the “The Big Buck Boy,” also tied by Joe Jack.
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