Fly Fishing Trips For Trout and Salmon
While rowing our fishing raft or drift boat, our Registered Maine Guides provide river knowledge and excellent boat handling to get you into the right position. This is a perfect way to gain confidence in a variety of fly fishing techniques. We offer several river options for your day of fishing. Each trip includes beverages, snacks, a hearty lunch, a Registered Maine Guide and all the equipment you need for a great day of fly fishing.
May 15 – October 31
- $450/day (1-2 anglers)
This remote section of the Kennebec River is our showcase trip. We are the only fishing outfitter that guides on this rugged section. Well known for its exciting class 4 whitewater rapids, the Upper Kennebec Gorge transforms into a pristine Maine stream and fly fishing haven for brook trout and salmon when the dam is not releasing those big water flows. It has a hidden gem of a fishery located deep in a bedrock canyon. Solitude is the name of the game in the Gorge.
Coming directly from Moosehead Lake, this classic drift boat river is a must-do for all fly anglers. Wild landlocked salmon and brook trout are the target species for this section with deep pools, riffles and pocket water as the backdrop. Nymph and streamer fishing are staples as well as a great dry fly hatch that can last for months. Fall fishing on the East Outlet can be epic as the big salmon and brookies get ready for their spawn. Add this river to your bucket list.
Draining Flagstaff Lake, the Dead River is an early season fishery with the best months being May and June. It is a bit of a fickle river in regards to floatable water levels and its length (14 miles) and remoteness (lack of boat launches) make it a two day experience. We, the anglers, are able to shuttle out at the end of the first day, but we’ll leave the raft in the river and return in the morning to finish the float. When the levels are right, landlocked salmon and brook trout along with class 1-3 rapids provide the challenge for a postcard float down this beautiful, remote river gorge.
This is the only section of river in Maine with a wild, self-sustaining rainbow trout fishery. Salmon and brook trout are also caught during the day. This river section is a true tail water, with cooler water entering the river from Wyman Dam. The braided river bed offers a variety of opportunities for dry flies and nymphs with the chance at a trophy-sized wild rainbow trout with every cast.
Known for its brown trout, this section also has salmon, brook trout and rainbow trout. Weaving its way through some amazing farmlands, this section is as scenic as it is a joy to fish. The long slow pools and deep undercut banks hold some of the biggest brown trout in the Kennebec River system.
Creating the southern border of Baxter State Park near the town of Millinocket, the West Branch is a classic landlocked salmon fishery flowing in the shadow of mile-high Mt. Katahdin. A well-drifted dry fly in pools such as Big Eddy, Steep Bank, or Little A often results in a long, drag-screeching run to test your skills. The scenery and outstanding fishing make this river one you must experience.
One of the major tributaries to Moosehead Lake, the Roach River is built for wading. This remote river is one of our favorites and it has a long-standing catch and release policy protecting its wild fish population. Prepare for a bit of walking when fishing here, as some of our most productive pools require up to a mile of hiking. Like the East Outlet, this river can produce epic fishing in the fall. It’s simply another one for the bucket list.
Smallmouth Bass Fishing
No matter your experience level, Kennebec River Angler has a guided bass fishing trip for you. These hard-fighting fish are just waiting for you to catch them. We access hard-to-reach, remote and uncrowded stretches of water using rafts, drift boats and jet-drive bass boats. Beginners and those on a tight schedule will enjoy our half-day float trips for smallmouth bass and our full-day trophy bass fishing trips will impress even the most experienced bass anglers.
Each bass trip includes a Registered Maine Fishing Guide and all the necessary equipment. Although these are designed as spin fishing trips, you can request fly fishing. We supply transportation to and from your local accommodations to the river, snacks, water and a hearty riverside lunch on full day trips. All our trips are catch and release so be sure to bring your camera! You’ll also want to bring a hat, sunglasses, sunscreen and rain gear (rain jackets and pants are recommended as we fish rain or shine). While we do provide all tackle, if you prefer to use your own gear, we recommend: medium weight spinning rods and 6 – 10lb test line, 4 – 7 weight fly rods with floating, sink tip and full sinking lines.
Call us at 1-207-672-3408 to book your guided bass fishing trip.
Join us for a full day of bass fishing in some of the best smallmouth fisheries Maine has to offer. Remote lakes and river systems are our specialty. Trophy sized smallmouth up to 5 pounds and as long as 23 inches are caught each season on these waters. The best part is, these fisheries are uncrowded, remote and just beautiful bodies of water to spend a day on. Your guides will assist in tackle selection and techniques while directing you to a variety of fish-holding locations. Rock piles, shoals, stump fields, grass flats and current breaks all provide excellent cover and habitat for these hard fighting bronzebacks.
May 15- September 30
- 1 – 2 anglers……$400
- 3 anglers………..$450
Designed for those with limited time on their hands, these trips are a great way to quickly catch some fish, enjoy a relaxing trip on a beautiful section of river in our fishing rafts or bass boats, and move on to your next adventure. We’ll float the lower section of the Kennebec River gorge and cast to aggressive
smallmouth bass. These trips depart 3 times a day: 7:30 am, 12:30 pm, and 5:30 pm so you can fit one in to your busy vacation schedule.
June 20 – September 15
- 1 – 2 anglers……$199
- 3 anglers………..$250
Customized Trips and Other Locations
If you have an idea for a unique fishing experience, give us a call and let us assist in creating a
- Group Trips: Give us a call and we can help design a fishing experience for your
Corporate Retreat, Bachelor Party, Family Vacation, or Group Outing.
- Fly Fishing Lessons: We offer a complete, hands-on lesson package for those beginners
looking to get into the sport of fly fishing. Novice and experienced anglers can benefit
from a day with our guides assisting in perfecting specific techniques such as nymph
- Other Locations: We are familiar with many of our State’s great fisheries. If you are not
going to be coming to our area, maybe we can come to yours. We offer trips in and
around the following locations.
- The Penobscot River – Millinocket, Howland, Old Town, Bangor
- The Kennebec River – Gardiner, Augusta, Waterville, Skowhegan, Madison
- The Androscoggin River – Rumford, Dixfield, Turner, Lewiston, Auburn,