When does the season usually begin?
Maine’s Winter and Spring determines when the season begins in earnest. Runoff and a lot of rain can push our rivers to unfishable levels. Usually, we begin fishing in late May or early June.
This answer, like the weather in Maine, is subject to change.
Do I need a license?
Short answer-Yes. You will need to obtain a license prior to your trip. You can obtain a license online at Maine’s Department of Inland Fish and Wildlife website.
What happens if a client has to cancel or weather forces a trip cancellation?
If a trip has to be canceled due to hazardous weather or river level, I will return your deposit or apply it to a rescheduled trip. We do fish in the rain though and have had some really good days with intermittent rain.
Do you need to bring all your own gear?
I can supply all the equipment needed for a day on the water. I strongly encourage clients to bring their own gear. The best day on the water is using the gear that you are most familiar with. Prior to your trip, we will discuss what you have and what you may need.
How long will we be on the river?
Plan on a full day drift being 8 hours. Half days will be 4-5 hours.
What should I bring for my trip?
- Shoes for water/boating activities. Tevas/Chacos/Keen water shoes are all good choices.
- Polarized sunglasses will greatly improve your ability to see your fly and fish.
- Sunscreen-Sunburn is painful-enough said. Many clients also wear Buffs on their neck for sun protection. I highly recommend them.
- Camera- capture your memories
- Wide brimmed hat for sun protection
- Medications you may need