Smallmouth Bass

Maine Smallmouth Bass

I live on the Penobscot River and am fortunate to have a world-class smallmouth bass fishery right at my door step.   The 50-mile main stem section of the river, along with it’s three major tributaries, offePenobscot River Driftboat Triprs a near endless variety of angling options.  I fish the entire Penobscot watershed between Medway and Bangor, and frequently catch more than 50 hard-fighting river bronze backs per trip. This is a beautiful area where we see bald eagles, osprey, deer and beavers nearly every day.

Smallmouth bass floats are my most popular guided trip because these fish are generally fairly easy to catch, and lend themselves well to both spin-fishermen, fly-fishermen, and to families with children.  Non-fishing spouses and companions also have a great time enjoying the scenery and wildlife found on the river.

Most of my bass fishing trips are run from a comfortable Hyde drift boat that has padded, swivel-seats and knee braces front and back. We usually spend most of our time fishing from the boat, but there are many shallow, braided sections of the river where we can get out and wade. One spot even provides the opportunity to catch landlocked salmon along with bass during certain times of year.

Maine Largemouth Bass

Full day driftboat trips cost $400 and include a shore lunch and all of your fishing gear. Most trips accommodate two anglers. A third person can be added to most trips for a small additional charge.  Half-day trips are $280.

I am fortunate to have easy access to a variety of great smallmouth bass fishing waters. There is also excellent largemouth bass fishing in the area.  So I encourage people traveling from a distance to consider a multi-day booking in order to take advantage of our diversity of bass fishing options. I’d be happy to help arrange lodging for you.

Penobscot River Smallmouth Bass

To find out more about a guided smallmouth bass 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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Click the icon below to learn how well one of my Penobscot River smallmouth bass trips fared in a recent nationwide fishing contest  Fish 50 : 50

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“The Penobscot was beautiful; my wife loved all the eagles and wildlife. We would have had a great time even if we didn’t catch any fish.”

Terry S, New York

“That was the best fishing trip of my life !!!”

Alfred N, Massachusetts

“My son talked about our trip with you for weeks after we got home.”

Adam B, Portland, ME