Bassmaster Magazine recently released its top 100 lakes list and three of the top lakes in the Northeast are in the mid-Maine region. Mid-Maine Chamber’s business expansion and retention subcommittee focused for the last three years on promoting its region as being the destination in New England for superior bass fishing, according to a chamber news release. Previous initiatives included attracting Major League Fishing’s Summit Cup and Fishing University aired on Outdoor Channel and most recently Hank Parker’s Outdoors that taped three and half episodes to be aired in early 2018. Recently, Mid-Maine Chamber of Commerce was awarded the Governors’ Conference on Tourism 2017 Marketing and Promotion Award.

The three bodies of water are China Lake at number 13, 15 is Webber Pond, and 18 is Great Pond. Selection of these three bodies of water illustrates the increased visibility that bass fishing in mid-Maine has received nationally. To view the full list, visit

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Mid-Maine Chamber of Commerce is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting and advocating for business prosperity and regional economic improvement. Its region includes the towns of Albion, Belgrade, Benton, Burnham, China, Clinton, Fairfield, Hinckley, Oakland, Rome, Sidney, Shawmut, South China, Thorndike, Unity, Vassalboro, Waterville, Weeks Mills and Winslow. For more information on the Mid-Maine Chamber of Commerce, including how to become a member, call 873-3315 or visit