A Rapid River Primer, Part 1: Regulations, Access, and Ecology

Many things haven’t changed since 1941! INTRODUCTION Located in The Great North Woods of Western Maine, the Rapid River is the premier brook trout fishery in the United States. It is without comparison a destination for landing a trophy size wild brook trout (17 inches or longer) in its native range in the Lower 48.


Incredible fishing can mean a lot of different things to different people. It can mean huge numbers of fish caught, a few large individuals brought to net, or perfectly matching a hatch and landing some tough fish; however you want to define it. Whether incredible or not, to me going fishing is always worth the