Welcome to Rideout’s! You have just discovered the ideal source for outstanding Maine fishing
and delightful vacations. Rideout's Lakeside Lodge is an authentic, family-operated
Maine fishing lodge
located on twenty-two mile long East Grand Lake near the Canada border. We've been nationally recognized for our exceptional fishing for smallmouth bass
and lake trout
We are also known as “the Sporting Camp for family fun” because of our clean, comfortable
Maine cabin rentals, and our emphasis on other outdoor recreation such as
Whether you’re looking for an authentic Maine fishing lodge with rustic rental cabins, or an affordable, outdoor
family vacation, you'll experience the best of the Maine North Woods here at Rideout's on East Grand Lake.
East Grand Lake Offers the Best Maine Bass & Salmon Fishing
Crystal-clear, East Grand Lake, one of the largest unspoiled lakes in Maine, lies nestled in the beautiful forests of the Maine North Woods. This pristine natural setting helps our fish grow and flourish. In recent years, anglers have caught trophy-sized landlocked salmon (over 8 pounds!) in
East Grand Lake, and a recent national magazine confirmed that “you can catch 100 smallmouth bass a day” here under ideal conditions. We also have excellent lake trout fishing.
Over the years, Rideout’s has been featured in several national magazines, including Field and Stream and North American Fisherman, which have praised us for our quality Maine fishing and comfortable cabin accommodations. So if you're looking for a great fishing vacation at a
traditional Maine fishing lodge, Rideout's is your destination.
We know how important comfortable accommodations are for vacation pleasure. Rideout's features 20 clean, fully equipped, knotty-pine
Maine cabin rentals
. Our spacious cabins are situated on wooded lots with pleasing views of East Grand Lake. All cabins have electricity, automatic heat, full bath with shower or tub and flush toilets. Beds are firm and comfortable, and most are doubles. Most cabins have large, screened porches and sleep up to six. For your convenience, we offer several different lodging plans to suit every taste and budget, including our Housekeeping Plan (cabin rentals with kitchens) and our
American Plan (full-service meals-and-lodging packages).
Our Guests Return - Year After Year
Since 1947, we have worked hard to maintain an atmosphere that combines warm friendliness and relaxation, in a Maine fishing lodge environment. We are proud and honored that many Rideout's guests have returned year after year -- some for several generations! And, our new guests often remark that we make them feel "like family." This is due in large part to our friendly staff, who have a long history of providing superior customer service. Together with our reasonable rates and flexible vacation packages, this focus on our guests' comfort makes Rideout's stand out as a truly unique Maine fishing vacation experience.
“At Your Service” For
We look forward to sharing Rideout's genuine Maine hospitality with you on your next vacation. Feel free to contact us anytime, at
207-448-2440 (or back up #: 1-800-594-5391) or by
e-mail, to discuss the Rideout's Maine fishing lodge experience, our cabin rentals and vacation packages, in more detail. We will be happy to send a packet of information and guest references to any U.S. address upon request.
Finally, if you have a flexible vacation schedule and can stay with us during off-peak periods (early May, late August, or September during the
Maine fall foliage season), you may be eligible for a discount. Check our
Cabin Rental Discounts page for more information.
We hope you will join us soon!
Bob Jr. & Jami Lorigan
Bob Sr. & Annie Lorigan
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East Grand Lake Fishing Reports
Update as of 8/31/2012 Customers
are currently catching 2 to 3 lb. salmon in Greenland Cove with 00 Jensen
Dodgers & Woods Specials (orange single hook flies) at 30-50 feet.
The salmon are very thick & healthy.
Update as of 8/3/2012 Fishing guide
Brian Cain reported that his guide party caught 2, 4+ lb. bass and 9 bass
between 2 1/2 and 3 lbs with black & blue Senkos near Meetinghouse Point.
He reports that the fish were viciously hitting the Senkos on the drop at
about 20 ft, in 30 ft of water.
Over the past week extremely "fast" bass
fishing occurring....a few customers are catching over 100 bass per day.
Texas & wacky rigged Senkos are preferred (black/blue, white).
Also tube baits are extremely effective for bass.
Update as of 5/31/2012
4.5 million smelts (baitfish) stocked over the past 3 yrs has resulted in
many catches of 20-23 inch, 2-4 lb. salmon (most say every 4th or 5th fish is
a 3+ pounder). Some groups of salmon fishermen have
reported catches of up to 100 salmon in a week, many taken near Meetinghouse
and Shipwreck Points. Bass beds are just beginning to appear with many
bass fishermen catching 25 to 30 bass per day with the black/blue Senko the
bait of choice. Several 8-14 inch brook trout have also recently been
caught in Work Cove.
Update as of 7/21/2011: Salmon fishermen
using Woods Specials (orange flies) with Jensen Dodgers are catching up to 9
salmon in 4 hrs., up to 3 lbs., behind the Five Islands at 3-5 colors.
Bass fishermen trolling clown colored F11 floating Rapalas along the
shoreline of Little River & Work Coves are landing up to 11 fish in 2 hrs.
with some nearly 3.5 lbs. Also Watermelon Senkos and Zoom Ultravibe
Speed Craws (small crayfish) are working very well Wacky and Texas rigged
Update as of 6/5/2011: The bass are
mostly pre-spawn but some are on their beds. Yesterday two
highly experienced fisherman (one a customer for over 40 yrs) caught 40 bass
(1-4 lbs), 19 salmon (up to 21") and 9 brook trout (6-14") in one day.
The brookies were taken mostly with bass crankbaits (similar to Wiggle
Warts) in about 15 feet of water in Little River Cove. The salmon were
taken with live shiners on the Canadian side of Five Islands. The bass
were taken primarily with Slug-gos around the islands.
Update as of 5/14/2011: Some
salmon fishermen are currently catching very large numbers of salmon on the
surface with live shiners, streamer flies (Gov. Aiken preferred), Mooselook
Wobblers and DB Smelts. One group reportedly caught 108 salmon in 6
days, another 55 salmon in 3 days, and another 33 fish in one day, with more
typical numbers of 4-11 fish per day. Most of the action is reported
to be near Meetinghouse Point, behind the Five Islands or in the mouth of
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