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Northern Maine Bass Fishing Trip

Capt. John and Tami provide outstanding service, impeccable meals, and kind hospitality to anglers from all over. Nestled in the quiet town of Mattawamkeag, on the Mattawamkeag River, in Northern Maine, where explorers of the mid-1800’s, such as young Teddy Roosevelt, Henry David Thoreau, and Percival Baxter, who came in search of solitude, a glimpse the wilds of Maine, and ultimately, themselves.

As you plan your adventure to fish with Capt. John and stay at the River Nest, we can tailor any trip to fit your Dream. This exciting adventure is private to you and your party only. Your Guide from dawn to dusk is at your service.

The River Nest is located 16 miles from Lincoln, Maine and about an hour & a half from Bangor International Airport. You’ll be nestled in your own private glamping cabin overlooking the private shores of the Mattawamkeag River. After a day of casting and catching you can relax and sit back on your porch and unwind with the complimentary bottle of wine & listen to the thousands of birds that call this place home as your dinner is prepared. Sleep to the sounds of moving water and wake to a hearty breakfast and another day of fishing for the feisty bronze-back.


PENOBSCOT RIVER and/or FLAT-WATER FISHING: Spend your days casting and catching as you fish along the excellent fisheries of the Penobscot River where the Smallmouth Bass are feisty and in abundance. This stretch of the Penobscot River is known for first class fishing and unmatched beauty.


Discover the secrets of the surrounding lakes and ponds of the North Maine Woods which are home to large and hefty smallmouth bass.

After a fabulous and exciting day of fishing, unwind and Relax with dinner and restful sleep on the shores of Maine's longest free-flowing waters; the Mattawamkeag River. Wake to breakfast and another day of fishing for the feisty bronze-back. 

INCLUDED: Your guided trip includes: Meals, Lodging, All Fishing Tackle (if needed), Daily Traditional Maine Guide Shore lunch prepared in the field beverages, and Professional Licensed Maine Guide with over 30 years fishing experience.


You will spend your day casting and catching in a comfortable Lund fishing boat with a jet drive motor and trolling motor for ease of fishing with 2 clients. The jet drive and sleek bottom enables Capt. John to navigate the rocky river at a nice clip, and troll into remote areas of smooth shallow areas of the lakes and ponds.

OPTIONAL: At your choice you may also decide a new adventure - A 10 mile canoe float trip from the Mattawamkeag River and into the Penobscot River. 


​ITINERARY:  You may fish as late as early or as late  you wish, using your guide’s discretion.  Perhaps  catching the early morning rise for four hours and catch the evening hatch; you would not want to miss it!

TRIP DURATION: How Many Days You Got?

LUNCH:  Prepared in the field - no bag lunches. 

FISHING LICENSE:  You will need to have and carry a valid Maine fishing license.  You will be able to buy a fishing license to meet your fishing needs. Purchase on line - Please visit: https://moses.informe.org/cgi-bin/online/moses_v3/index  It’s very important to remember to carry it with you at all times while fishing.


Per Day:  $450.00 up to two people

Booking your trip in advance ensures your specific dates. A 50% Deposit is Required at time of booking.


CANCELATION POLICY:  If you need to cancel your trip for any reason, you will receive 100% of your deposit, less credit card fees, as long as you give notice at least 30 days before your trip.  If you need to cancel within 2 weeks of your trip, you will receive 50% your deposit, less a processing fee.


RESCHEDULING:  If for any reason you cannot make it on the day you have chosen, a courtesy call and/or written notice must be received 48-hours before your scheduled trip.  We will reschedule your dates and roll over your deposit for the remaining season.  If you are unable to reschedule before December 31, your deposit will be absorbed by the guide.

To reserve your dates, Give me call. I'll handle the rest

(207) 290 - 2738