The perfect combination of saltwater and freshwater fishing. Whether you’re after brook trout or striped bass, Maine is your place.
Maine should be on every angler’s bucket list. An angler here will find abundant quantities of trout and striped bass. You can fish off the iconic rocky coast for stripers and bluefish, or head into the mountains after wild brook trout. Maine is one of the few states that still maintains an Atlantic salmon run, and many anglers choose to target these amazing fish on their Maine angling adventure. Away from the coast, an angler can find thousands of untouched lakes and ponds where small and largemouth bass are abundant. Pike and lake trout also flourish here, and make for a great fight on fly or spinning tackle.
It is possible to fish the ocean and lakes from the shore, and most of Maine’s rivers are relatively wadeable. However, you can cover more water in a boat. Drifting rivers will open up miles of river to you that may not be accessible by foot. If you’re out to sea chasing stripers, it is often necessary to motor from spot to spot to find where the bite is on. Having access to a boat will undoubtedly make your Maine fishing trip a better experience.
- 31° 13° Dec-Feb
- 53° 35° Mar-May
- 79° 59° Jun-Aug
- 59° 39° Sep-Nov
Top fish species to target in Maine
Barry has fished in major venues, big-game and inshore in North, Central, and South America for over 35 years, is a fomer IGFA World Recod holder for bigeye tuna on a fly rod, and has contributed features to many outdoor magazines including Outdoor Life, Field & Stream, Yachting, MotorBoating, Offshore, Tide, New England Fisherman, Striped Bass Magazine, Fishing Facts, Striper, and Sports Illustrated. He has served as Editor of Center Console Angler magazine as well as Associate Publisher of Fish Boats Registry, and has been the Saltwater Columnist for Maine Sportsman since 1985. Barry has appeared as Guest Pro on numerous TV fishing shows including "Fishing New England" (NESN), "Mark Sosin’s Saltwater Journal" (TNN), " On the Hook" (NESN), and "George Poveromo's World of Saltwater Fishing" (NBC Sports). He gives slide shows and talks to various outdoor clubs and groups in the off-season, co-hosts the Salt Water Sportsman Seminar Series' New England seminar each March, serves as an NRA-Certified Pistol Instructor, and is a member of the Boothbay Port Committee. In addition Barry maintains an afficionado's collection of rods, reels, lures and fishing photos dating back to the 1930s, and when not on the ocean he can often be found trout fishing up in the Rangely Lake region or at the Boothbay Region Fish & Game Association pond.
Kingfisher River Guides
Kennebec River driftboat trips, fly fishing instruction, exploring small streams, or catching an evening rise. These are just a few of the many opportunities we offer. Kingfisher River Guides is a small independently owned and professionally operated guiding service whose sole purpose is to provide the best fly fishing experience possible. We offer trips along the Kennebec River and beyond. Please browse our site for more detailed information on our trips, our philosophy, and other related topics. Our "Contact Us" link will provide you with all of our pertinent information. We look forward to hearing from you.
Maine Bass Fishing Guide Service
Maine Bass Fishing Guide Service offers fully guided Smallmouth and Largemouth Bass fishing adventures on Maine’s scenic lakes and rivers. We operate near Freeport Maine, which is the home of LL Bean, and one of Maine’s most popular summer vacation destinations. There are many bodies of water within a short drive of Freeport that are teaming with Bass and other gamefish. Let Maine Bass Fishing Guide Service take you on a fishing adventure that you will not soon forget! Maine Bass Fishing Guide Service utilizes a modern, fully rigged, 21 foot Polar Kraft fishing boat, equipped with all the latest equipment to locate and catch our quarry. We provide all the fishing rods & reels, bait, lures and safety equipment needed for an enjoyable experience on the water. You may also bring your own fishing tackle and equipment if you choose. We welcome aboard novices and expert anglers alike. No experience necessary to fish with us! We especially enjoy teaching children to fish and watching them experience the great outdoors! Master Maine Guide and U.S.C.G Captain Mike Andreotti will assist you in any way he can to get you on trophy Smallmouth and Largemouth Bass.
Cast-Away Fishing Charters
Come fish the coastal Maine waters and tidal rivers of the Kennebunks for striped bass, tuna, bluefish and mackerel. Children and adults of all ages and abilities will enjoy a memorable day of fishing. Whether you are looking for an exciting sport fishing experience, a relaxing and scenic day on the water, or a fun-filled educational excursion for the whole family, let Cast-Away be your guide.
Mako Wish Fishing Charters
Welcome to Mako Wish Fishing Charters Fish the inshore waters of Saco Bay for stripers, bluefish, mackerel, and pollock or head offshore for groundfish or sharks. Take a cruise with family or friends and enjoy the coastal waters of the Saco River and Old Orchard Beach. We offer privately chartered fishing trips and cruises tailored to make your on the water experience a memorable one! Welcome aboard the Mako Wish. She is a 26' Aquasport walk around cuddy with an 8' 6" beam. The boat is equipped with Raymarine chartplotter, sonar/fish finder, and radar. All coast guard required safety equipment is on board, as well as VHF radio and an EPIRB ( emergency position indicator radio beacon). Captain Craig McCallum has a U.S.C.G. Masters license and is a registered Maine Tidewater Guide. His experience and knowlege of the Maine waters will ensure that you have a safe and memorable trip.
Rocky Ridge Guide Service
Rocky Ridge Guide Service is in Lovell Maine, which is in western Maine, nestled in the foothills of the White Mountains. I am a Reg. Master Maine Guide & I have my Captains License. I have been guiding fishing & hunting trips for 25 years, Prior to that I was a commercial fisherman. I have been fishing & hunting all my life and have always enjoyed the outdoors. I fish many lakes & ponds, Sebago Lake, Kezar Lake & Moose Pond for smallmouth and largemouth bass, salmon & Lake trout in the Sebago Lakes region, Greater Bridgton Lakes Region and thru out southwestern, including Kezar Lake, Moose pond & Sebago Lake. For stripers & blue fish I fish out of Pine point in Scarborough Maine off of Old Orchard Beach. All equipment is provided, rods , reels and tackle. You can bring your own equipment if you would like. Salmon & Lake trout fishing is on Sebago Lake, fishing with Cannon Downriggers out of a full equipped 21ft G3 boat with the latest of electronics and equipment. I guide Small and largemouth bass fishing on Sebago, Kezar lake, moose pond and many other lakes and ponds in southwestern Maine. We fish all artificial baits for bass using many different techniques. Instructional Fishing I also do instructional fishing for downrigger fishing and bass fishing. I’ll Teach you different techniques from the right rods & reels to use to what baits to use. Instructional downrigger fishing Learn how to run downriggers, stack rods and set back distance’s. Instructional Bass fishing Learn how to rig and present different baits. Stripers and Blue fish out of Pine Point in Scarborough off of Old Orchard beach. Fishing with light tackle with live bait and artificial lure such as top water baits.
Mt. Chase Lodge
Mount Chase, ME
A great place to relax & enjoy nature. Maine has always been famous for its outstanding fishing opportunities. Brook Trout, salmon, bass, perch, pickerel, lake trout and other species attract the avid angler every year. The areas around Mt Chase Lodge and Shin Pond are no exception. Upper Shin Pond, where the lodge is located, has a unique structure where brook trout, landlocked salmon and smallmouth bass co-exist in excellent numbers.
Fish River Lodge
Eagle Lake, ME
Fish River Lodge is a traditional Maine sporting camp and 3-season recreational destination located on beautiful Eagle Lake in Northern Maine. Enjoy listening to the call of the loon and watching bald eagles from the pebbly beach or your cabin porch. You might even see a moose swim from one side of the lake to the other! Just a short canoe ride from camp you can glide along Fish River where moose and deer are often spotted in late afternoon or at dusk.
South Branch Lake Camps
Seboeis Plantation, ME
South Branch Lake Camps has for many decades catered to sportsmen of all kinds. Babe Ruth, Ted Williams, Jerry McGinnis and others enjoyed fishing at South Branch Lake. Some of the best whitetail deer hunting in Maine can be found in Penobscot County. Black bear are abundant and we offer guided Maine black bear hunting. Moose are also very plentiful in our area. Grouse and snowshoe hare hunting are superb, with many overgrown spruce swamps and numerous logging roads and rolling hills to travel. South Branch Lake is ideally suited for smallmouth bass. Three to five pound smallmouth bass are common. We offer fantastic river fishing on the Penobscot and Piscataquis Rivers and Seboeis Stream, each teeming with large populations of smallmouth and other species. Remote lakes also offer untapped populations of bronzebacks and brookies.
Maine Fishing at Homestead Lodge Maine Native Brook Trout, Landlocked Salmon, and Pickerel fishing is fantastic and is at its best in the area. You can fish the Aroostook River or St. Croix Stream or take your pick of brooks, ponds and numerous lakes in the area. Our back boundary is the Aroostook River and you can enjoy great fly fishing without anyone else for miles. Or combine your Ice Fishing with Snowmobiling and have a blast! There are many lakes, ponds, brooks, and streams within a reasonable distance for exceptional fishing. As well as the very well known among great fishermen Allagash River, Penobscot River, and the Aroostook River. As a matter of fact, the Aroostook River is our properties back boundary and you can fish as well as watch four to six American Bald Eagles, whitetail deer along the banks, and moose and beaver in the river. But you won't often if ever see other people.
Breton's Fishing Charters
Join us for a fishing charter and experience the beautiful coastline of Wells and beyond as we fish for Striped Bass, Bluefish, Mackerel, Shark and Blue fin Tuna. We offer a private, family-friendly charter service that can accommodate anywhere from one to six people. We specialize in fly fishing, light tackle and bait fishing. We provide all equipment, and our boats are kept local in Wells Harbor.
Rita B. Offshore
The F/V Rita B. is a 25' Parker named for my Grandmother, Rita Burnham. The boat is equipped with modern electronics, including a gps chart plotter, radar, depth sounder (fish finder), and VHF radio. We are proud to feature a fully operational "head" or marine toilet. We carry all required safety gear, including a life raft, emergency position indicating radio beacon (EPIRB) and satellite e-mail messaging and distress system. There is a cabin to escape the elements and the boat provides a very, stable, and fast fishing platform powered by a 250hp Evinrude E-tec outboard motor to reach cruising speeds from 20-25 knots. I can honestly say that with the Rita B. I have been in weather that has made me wish I stayed home that day, but I have never felt unsafe. It is a comfortable platform with excellent mobility for finding fish.
Maine Outdoors is here to help you create cherished memories of great times outdoors. This is the experience that you come to Maine for! Imagine paddling along a secluded shore while loons call, or drifting silently along, casting a line while eagles watch. We have been delighting folks like you for over 25 years. We offer exclusive fishing trips. Kids and beginners are our specialty. Date Range Available from May 1 - December 10. What is Provided to Customer Everything is provided but warm clothing and a smile! We can provide rods rigged and ready, along with the terminal tackle you will need to be successful. Region/Terrain Where You Fish Mid-coast Maine, covering both salt- and freshwater opportunities. Saltwater fishing is primarily on the Saint George River chasing stripers and the occasional bluefish. Freshwater is primarily for smallmouth bass in lakes and ponds by boat to provide the best opportunities for success. Trout (primarily brook trout) are available during cooler water periods in early spring and fall. Typical Weather by Season Early spring and fall can be quite chilly; think warm clothing at that time of year. Rain gear adds a layer of wind protection. Cold rain and wind are distinct possibilities during this part of the year with daytime highs sometimes only in the 40s. Summer days start out cool and frequently foggy with temperatures in the upper 50s. By midday, the fog is gone and, with the sun, temperatures get up to 70 or even 80 degrees. Even in summer, some days can be very cool.
Capt. Scott Howard
We offer fishing on Maine's scenic beaches and rocky shorelines for striped bass, bluefish, and bluefin tuna. I have been guiding in Casco Bay and Saco Bay since 1994. I fish from a Jones Brothers 1910 Light Tackle Edition. Date Range I generally fish late May through early October. What is Provided to Customer All tackle is provided, from rods to flies. Region/Terrain Where You Fish I fish the clean, clear waters of Saco Bay, Casco Bay, and the Calendar Islands. Most of my season is spent fishing from Pine Point, Scarborough, Maine. This area is centrally located, just 10 minutes south of Portland, and 20 minutes north of Kennebunk, Maine. There are miles of sandy beaches with clear water, other islands with frothy rocky shores, and river mouths with moving water and currents. Typical Weather by Season We start in June with cool mornings. We start early, as sunrise is around 4:30am in June; we start later as the season progresses. July and August are generally calm and warm. As we head into September, the mornings are cooler, afternoons are warm, and the days are a little shorter.
Laney's Guide Service
Grand Lake Stream, ME
Paul Laney owns and operates Laney's Guide Service out of Grand Lake Stream, Maine. Paul's story and reputation is that of pure Northwoods lore and a passion for the outdoor and guiding industry. Paul spends nearly 365 days a year in the woods and on the waters of downeast Maine.