Freshwater trips are primarily focused on native brook trout in southern and western Maine. Some of my favorite places to fish are small ponds that hold beautiful fish in the type of wilderness setting that you imagine when you think of trout fishing in Maine. Salmonid fishing is best May-July, when the smelt start running after ice out to the hatches come on strong with the nicer weather. Fishing picks up again from September-November when aggressive fish are getting ready to spawn. 

As the summer wears on, the warm water fishing improves and a summer evening casting poppers to bass in the reeds is hard to beat. Relaxing and exciting, it's the best of both worlds.

Give me shout and we'll figure out what kind of a trip works best for you. Options include fishing from watercraft (canoe or float tube) or wading, including morning/evening, half-day and full day trips. 

A fine wild brook trout from the central Maine Highlands.

A fine wild brook trout from the central Maine Highlands.

It's not the size of the fish, it's the size of the smile!

It's not the size of the fish, it's the size of the smile!

Well sometimes it is the size of the fish!

Well sometimes it is the size of the fish!

Out in the float tube at sunrise, casting to the subtle but confident rises of feeding brookies in Jo-Mary.

Out in the float tube at sunrise, casting to the subtle but confident rises of feeding brookies in Jo-Mary.

Fishing in White Montain National Forest.

Fishing in White Montain National Forest.

First brookie of an amazing evening Green Drake hatch in Aroostook County.

First brookie of an amazing evening Green Drake hatch in Aroostook County.

One of my favorite campsites.

One of my favorite campsites.

That's one happy kid!

That's one happy kid!

A few freshly tied Quiggley Cripples waiting for those glorious spring and summer evenings.

A few freshly tied Quiggley Cripples waiting for those glorious spring and summer evenings.

My actual favorite campsite in view of Mount Katahdin.

My actual favorite campsite in view of Mount Katahdin.