The Forks, the Kennebec River flows through a remote and rugged
gorge with limited and difficult access. The Gorge contains populations
of "wild" brook trout and landlocked salmon that can
attain trophy sizes (and unfortunately, illegally introduced smallmouth
fluctuating water levels from Harris Dam requires that the angler
fish very early or late in the day in order to take advantage
of low-water periods. Additionally, the angler must be constantly
on the watch for rising water (and wearing a life jacket is not
a bad idea!).
Gorge is best accessed via the Harris Power Station near Indian
Pond, the foot trail off the old Chase Stream Sluice Loop Road
(west side), the "Wooden Stairs" at the Carry Eddy (east
side), or by walking upriver from the Ball Field in The Forks.
Kennebec above Indian Pond is actually two rivers, the West and
East Outlets, which flow out of Moosehead Lake and into Indian
Pond. Of primary interest to the trout fisherman is the East Outlet
which boasts spring and fall runs of Landlocked Salmon. The West
Outlet is best for bass.
wading anglers concentrate their efforts on the section of river
between Moosehead Lake and the "Sandy Beach" just downstream
of the highway bridge on the north shore. Additionally,
is a popular Driftboat section seeing increased traffic each year,
particularly in October.