Casting a fly to rising trout as loons call and the sun drops behind the treetops is a postcard image of fishing. And Maine has hundreds of remote streams and ponds with healthy populations of brook trout where this image can be realized. I really enjoy getting off the beaten path to pursue native trout in wild settings, so a wide variety of trips into small streams and remote ponds are available.
In ponds, we usually fish from stable rowboats that can accommodate two anglers (plus the guide). I am affiliated with several top lodges that have boats stashed on a variety of remote native trout ponds. This provides exclusive access to a number of top fisheries and allows clients to select from a wide range of fly-fishing and spin-fishing options. Most backcountry trout ponds are reached via a scenic hike along a well-marked trail. Float plane fly-outs into some ponds are available.
I also fish dozens of streams around the state, mostly by wading. On some trips, we’ll spend the day bushwhacking along a remote stream that might not have been fished by anyone else all season. On others, we’ll drive on remote logging roads, and hopscotch our way among easier-to-reach pools on a handful of more accessible waters. I also use a canoe or kayak to fish some of my favorite small streams and beaver flowages.
Brook trout trips start at $350 per day and most can accommodate two anglers. I am affiliated with several lodges that offer popular packages that include waterfront cabins, meals, etc. Because of travel time and logistics, brook trout trips to some locations have a two-day minimum. Developing custom itineraries is one of my specialties.
To find out more about a guided brook trout fishing trip, please complete the online information request form by clicking the button below. Or just call, or send me an email, describing the type of trip that you are interested in.
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“During three days of trout fishing, we never saw another person. Amazing. I didn’t think places like where you took me still existed”.
Ed R, New Hampshire
“I haven’t had dry fly fishing this good since I fished above the gates at Parmachenee in the 60’s.”
Ed G, Maine
“The mayfly hatch that we fished was so thick that I found dead flies in my fly boxes and pants pockets for several days after our trip.”
Neal B, Connecticut