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Fishing for Atlantic Salmon on the Upper Miramachi River

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. Kevin has the knowledge of multiple generations of salmon fishing guides on the Miramachi. We will be fishing a remote section of the NW Branch, which gets very little fishing pressure from other anglers. Don’t miss this once in a lifetime opportunity to fish for Atlantic Salmon. To view a trip itinerary, click here.

Note: We are waiting for the final numbers of the 2023 salmon return run before deciding whether to offer this trip in 2024. If we do, it is usually the last week of June.


  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



  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)

For trip itinerary, click here

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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.


You are in safe hands with Mahoosuc Guide Service. With more than 40 years guiding experience from Maine and Quebec to the Yukon Territory 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.