Please obey the rules and regulations and check your fishing regulations booklet with care before fishing any unknown waterway. The rules change from river to river, pond to lake and there are many artificial lure, flyfishing only or catch and release areas that must be observed.
APRIL 1-SEPTEMBER 30: FRESHWATER SEASON
BROOK TROUT: Early season favorites. They bite the best April-June and again in Late August -September.
BROWN TROUT: Bushwacking the Maine woods or abundant in many lakes and ponds due to the states stocking program. Surface feeders at dusk.
TOGUE ( Lake Trout ): Deep rigging in the early morning on Sebago Lake or on other great Maine Lakes.
LANDLOCKED SALMON: MAINE'S FAVORITE !! Salmon have long been Maine's prize freshwater sportfish. Find out the hidden hotspots. Surface trolling, deep rigging or FLYFISHING.
SMALLMOUTH AND LARGEMOUTH BASS:
Abundant in lakes and ponds throughout Maine.
PICKEREL: A great fight.
YELLOW or WHITE PERCH, WHITEFISH,
SMELT, SUNFISH and OTHER SPECIES:
Always great fun for the kids.
SURFCASTING ADVENTURES :
New Striped Bass Rules : April 1 -Dec 31 . Hook and Line only-no gaffs limit one fish- between 20-26 inches or 40 inches or longer. Exception: Kennebec River, Sheepscot River and Androscoggin Rivers May 1-Dec 31 catch and release until June 30.
BLUEFISH: Mid to late summer they hit hard. You ain't seen nothing til you hit a school of blues. They are truely the pit bull of the fish world. New limit 3 fish
MACKEREL: Pier and breakwater favorites.
MENHADEN, SHAD, SKATES, HALIBUT, COD & other species are also occaisionally taken.
CANOE TRIPS :
Inquire about canoe trips.
There are many beautiful waterways to explore.
Full day or half day trips.
Small groups or one on one
Nothing is quite like
traveling Maine's first highways
Maine Saltwater Outfitters has been providing safe, exciting and productive fishing trips on the Maine coast for over ten years. We have afforded hundreds of clients memorable experiences and many of them come back to visit us year after year.
We offer trips on Casco Bay leaving out of South Portland, and the Kennebec River, leaving out of historic Bath. Both locales offer an amazing range of activities during the summer months. In Bath, the Maine Maritime Museum gives a glimpse into Maine’s boat-building and fishing past. It is a must-see for anyone interested in the history of the area. In the Portland area, there are literally hundreds of activities – from museums and historic forts to “duck” tours and Portland’s Old Port Arts District – to make your time in Maine a unique and special trip. Both locations offer countless opportunities to sample Maine seafood – a “can’t miss” while you’re in town.
Please keep in mind that our menu is completely customizable. We offer what we offer because it seems to fit the widest range of customers and schedules; that said, if our offerings don't meet your needs, call us and let us build one to suit you! We can accommodate large groups, company outings, meals on-board, or just about any other request you could have.
Finally, when planning your trip to Maine, please consider our lodging and rentals options. We are happy to provide you a range of choices to fit every budget and taste, including our newest offering, weekly rentals. Each of our properties is hand-picked based on location and proximity to Maine points of interest.
As always, we invite your questions, comments and suggestions, and we look forward to seeing you this season!
- The Maine Saltwater Crew
Whatever your taste in lodging, we probably have a recommendation for you. Each of the businesses listed below are hand-picked by us for your comfort and enjoyment, and we know that each location offers a unique and high-quality lodging experience. Please click on the links for availability and reservations, and remember to please tell them we sent you.