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1270 Lakeview Drive  |  China, Maine 04358

Of all of the lakes in the United States, China Lake ranks 39th on Bassmasters’ coveted 2015 “100 Best Bass Lakes” list.


“It’s hard to believe that a lake in Maine has crazy good largemouth fishing, but that is precisely the case here.”


“When the fishing is at its peak, there is no better lake!”

BASSMASTER MAGAZINE, 

JUNE 2015


“The results have been tabulated after several months of research and the 2015 rankings for the 100 Best Bass Lakes in America have been revealed. The annual list sorts the best places in the world to catch a bass.


China Lake ranked as the 39rd best bass lake

in the U.S. in 2015.”


China Lake ranks as one of the “100 Best Bass Lakes of 2014”

By John Holyoke BANGOR DAILY NEWS

CORRESPONDENT, MAY 6, 2014


We’ve got plenty of great fishing here in Maine, whether you want to target cold-water species like landlocked salmon and brook trout or warm-water species like bass.


“And while some might think of sprawling lakes in the southern U.S. when they talk about world-class bass fishing, the folks at Bassmaster Magazine aren’t among that crowd.


“Bassmaster released its ‘100 Best Bass Lakes of 2014’ list last week, and three Maine waters are included.


China Lake was the top Maine entry, ranking as the 23rd best bass lake in the U.S.”

CHINA LAKE IS BY FAR

MY FAVORITE.


THIS LAKE HAS BEEN A WELL-KEPT SECRET AMONG MAINE FISHERMEN.


Now that the cat is out of the bag,

I guess it’s safe to say

it’s comparable to any of the best fisheries in the country.



BANGOR DAILY NEWS,  MAY 6th

BASS FISHING

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MLF Couldn’t Hide in Maine

By Randy Coleman MAJOR LEAGUE

FISHING.COM CORRESPONDENT  JANUARY 16, 2015


Major League Fishing anglers have been around. In fact, within U.S. borders, every Major League Fishing angler has been to almost every state. Repeat: ALMOST every state.

A glaring exception, until recently, would be Maine, the land of lobsters and lighthouses, of maple syrup, blueberries and Stephen King. Moose, anyone?

Major League Fishing’s anglers had never spent a day or a night in the Pine Tree State. Not that they hadn’t wanted to – they just, well, hadn’t experienced the northeast tip of New England.

“When I heard we would be fishing in Maine, I was jacked. I couldn’t believe it. That was great news,” said MLF angler Mike Iaconelli.

“Being from New Jersey, I’m the guy closest to Maine, and I’ve always wanted to go there. But for some reason, it just never had happened. I was thinking, finally, I get to see the place I’ve always wanted to visit.”

Angler Byron Velvick said, “I’m excited. When we’re finished, I’m staying for a while.”

Read more here 

Aaron Martens casts on Saturday during a Major League Fishing event on China Lake in China. Kennebec Journal staff photo by Joe Phelan

Central Maine lakes draw Major League Fishing anglers for tournament

By Keith Edwards KENNEBEC JOURNAL

STAFF WRITER  AUGUST 2014


“They don’t get to practice. They don’t get a chance to talk to locals. They don’t even know where they’re fishing until that morning,” said Randy Coleman of West Virginia, communications director for Major League Fishing. “It’s the purest form of competition you have. You find out who are the real pure anglers.”

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Summit Select Qualifier Scott Suggs takes a picture with a young bass fishing fan. Photo by Jeff Phillips

Summit Select Qualifier Brent Chapman shows off a healthy bronzeback.

Photo by Jeff Phillips

Elite bass anglers converge on

central Maine

By Keith Edwards PORTLAND PRESS HERALD

STAFF WRITER  AUGUST 31, 2014


“The biggest names in fishing, and the roughly 100-person-strong television production team that follows their every move and later broadcasts the action on national cable and network television, plied the waters of central Maine for bass over the last several days.

“The several days of competition were recorded by television crews for broadcast that will begin in January, when they will make up the next season of “Major League Fishing,” a program broadcast on the Outdoor Channel cable station. The championships probably will be shown on network television, as the previous two championships were shown on CBS, officials said.”


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Kennebec Journal staff photo by Joe Phelan

Aaron Martens holds a fish he just caught as an official prepares to weigh it Saturday on China Lake in China.

Staff photo by Joe Phelan

Videographers record Brent Ehrler as he casts Saturday near the shore of China Lake.

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