Date(s) Price(s)
May 31 - June 4, 2023 $1,750

Description for Fly Fishing on the Aroostook River in Maine

We will spend 5 days slowly fishing our way down to the main confluence of the Aroostook. In June water temperatures should provide plenty of action with frequent hatches. Since we’re traveling by canoe, we can concentrate our fishing on the least accessible stretches of river to maximize our fishing time we will be based out of two different cabins on the river. Suggested rod weight, types of fly line, and recommended flies will be sent to you shortly before the trip. The Aroostook River and its headwaters is primarily wade fishing, however there are a few places casting from a canoe will work better. Don’t miss this opportunity to fly fish for native brookies and land locks in a remote and wild region of Maine. To view a trip itinerary, click here.

PRICE INCLUDES

1. All food and paddling gear, and dry bags for your personal items

2. Transportation from Medway, Maine to the put-in

3. Guide to angler ratio of 1:2

PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE

1. Transportation to Medway, Maine

2. Overnight stay/meals in motels or bed and breakfasts in Medway

3. Personal fishing gear

4. State of Maine fishing license. Click here to purchase a fishing license online.

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.

Safety:

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

This is a general and flexible itinerary, fishing and water level conditions may alter things a bit.

Day 1

Meet at the motel in Medway, Maine at 7:30 a.m. Transport by van to Munsungan Stream cabin. Wade and fish afternoon and evening above and below cabin.

Day 2

Transport to put in just below Munsungan Falls, fish our way 7 miles down river back to cabin. Lunch on river.

Day 3

Fish the rips (Class 1+) down to Libby’s cabin; the confluence of Millinocket and Munsungan Streams. Teddy Roosevelt camped here and fished these streams with his Maine Guides Bill Sewall and Wilmot Dow.

Day 4

Fish Millinocket Stream up to Devil’s Elbow (requires poling) and fish the beautiful pool in front of and pools downstream from the cabin.

Day 5

Fish our way down to the confluence of Mooseleuk Stream and then on down to La Pomkeag Stream to a midday take out. Van shuttle back to Medway, arriving between 3-4 p.m.