Date(s) Price(s)
TBA for 2022 $TBA for 2022

Description

We’ll spend four days on the river fly fishing our way down.  Daily paddling distances won’t be much, but you’ll get to see some spectacular and seldom visited country. Legendary local guide, Kevin Silliker, will be guiding this trip with us. We’ll do either the Little SW Branch or the NW Branch depending on water levels and where the salmon are running. Don’t miss this once in a lifetime opportunity.

 

PRICE INCLUDES

  1. All meals and paddling and camping equipment
  2. One guide/ 3 anglers
  3. Transportation to river from Black Bear Inn
  4. Meals and lodging at Upper Oxbow

 

PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE

  1. Transportation to and/or overnight stay at Black Bear Inn
  2. Required passport for border crossing
  3. Personal clothing for trip
  4. Fly fishing gear
  5. Catch and release salmon fishing license (approximately $35)

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Custom trips

Mahoosuc Guide Service can design custom Maine canoe trips for families, youth groups, clubs, or organizations from one to 10 days in length. We can also design trips to retrace any part of Henry David Thoreau’s route, including Webster Brook and East Branch of the Penobscot River. Contact us today to discuss your group’s interests, abilities, goals, and available dates.

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Safety and Basic Information for Canoe Trips

All our Maine canoe trips are fully outfitted and guided by Mahoosuc Guide Service’s owners Polly or Kevin. We provide all the food, camping, paddling, and cooking equipment, as well as a detailed clothing list to help you in packing for your trip. Most of our trips meet in Orono, Maine (just north of Bangor). We provide transportation to and from the river. Many of our canoe trips require no special physical conditioning. If you have any concerns about the physical requirements of a trip, please contact us.

On the Trip:

We are experienced teachers and will help you master the art of canoeing by teaching paddle strokes and poling techniques. You will learn how to set up a warm dry camp, and if you want, how to cook and bake over an open fire. All our food is natural or organic, and we source much of our food locally. Natural history, wildlife viewing, and fishing will be covered as your interests warrant.

Safety:

You are in safe hands with Mahoosuc Guide Service. With more than 40 years guiding experience from Maine and Quebec to the Yukon and Alaska, we have an excellent safety record. We are certified in Wilderness First Aid and Wilderness First Responders. We carry a satellite phone for emergency communication!

Trip Itinerary

Day 1

Meet 8 a.m. at Black Bear Inn – Orono, ME gear shakedown & repack into Mahoosuc van.

Drive to MROC Lodge on the Little Southwest Branch of the Miramichi (approximately 6 1/2 hour drive).

Visit a local fly tier to pick up some recommended salmon flies.

Dinner at the lodge.

Day 2-4

After breakfast load up into vehicles for a short shuttle to put in on the Little.

Southwest Branch of the Miramichi. Water levels and where the salmon are will determine our route.

Canoe a little, fish a lot each day. May or may not move camp each day depending on how the fishing is going. Camp

will be in a “rustic” log cabin or wall tents with cots.

Day 5

Take off river mid-late afternoon.

Van shuttle back to MROC Lodge and supper.

Last chance to fish that evening in Upper Oxbow Pool.

Day 6

Take off river mid-late afternoon. Van shuttle back to MROC Lodge and supper.

Last chance to fish that evening in Upper Oxbow Pool.