Champagne Charter Co. invites you to join Captain Brendan Champagne for an exciting day of inshore saltwater fishing in Maine’s beautiful Casco Bay! As a Maine native and fishing fin-atic, Brendan is highly experienced and extremely effective at putting you on the fish and enticing the bite!

Brendan’s boat is a 19’ Sundance center console that’s powered by a 90 HP Yamaha engine. It’s got enough room for up to 3 prospective anglers, making it a great option for bringing some friends along. Along with all the necessary safety and navigation gear needed for a productive trip, it’s also equipped with a wireless trolling motor - great when you need to run silent.

Champagne Charter Co. offers a variety of fishing packages, including full day, half day and evening trips. Captain Brendan specializes in Striped Bass fishing and his fishing tactics are strategically chosen for each trip based on trends, tides, and weather. He is very confident in providing a memorable fishing experience, whether you are an avid angler (spin or fly) or a first-time fisherman.

Rods, reels, and terminal tackle are included in the price of a given trip, along with complimentary drinks and snacks. All you need to bring is a pair of sunglasses and some sunscreen, and you’re all set to catch the fish of a lifetime!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 15 - Oct 15
    $650
    On a full day trip, you will meet the captain at the dock in the morning and fish well into the afternoon or potentially into the evening depending on conditions. You will be primarily fishing for Striped Bass in various locations by boat and Captain Brendan knows just where to take you. Departure times are flexible.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 15 - Oct 15
    $450
    On a morning half day trip, you will meet the captain at the dock around 7 am and go fishing until midday. Striped Bass fishing is the name of the game here, and Captain Brendan knows exactly where the best spots are. Rods, reels, and terminal tackle will be provided, along with ample snacks and beverages.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 PM
    Seasonal trip May 15 - Oct 15
    $350
    On an evening trip, you will meet the captain at the dock at around 5 pm and fish for several hours until just after sunset. This trip is a unique opportunity to catch fish and enjoy a beautiful sunset on the water and beverages of your choice will be provided. Rods, reels, and terminal tackle are included in the price.

About the Captain

Brendan Champagne
Freeport, Maine, United States
1 Fishing Report
10 Customer Reviews
Response time 14 hours
Member since February 2018
Captain Brendan Champagne has been fishing his whole life, and there's hardly anything he'd rather do instead. There's nothing he likes more than being outdoors, rod in hand, and catching some big fish. He's always ready and willing to share some of his trips and tricks with guests who are eager to learn.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Bass (Striped) Striped Bass

Boat Specs

Sundance (Center console) originally built in 2016. Powered by a 90HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots.

Length
19 ft
Capacity
3 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Spinning
Popping
Fly Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Wireless Trolling Motor
GPS
Fishfinder
Wireless Trolling Motor

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Snacks
Drinks
Fishing License
Lunch
Fly Fishing Equipment

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 7 days before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

Listing Policies

Pickup agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 10% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% deposit to guarantee your reservation.

The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods:

Cash
Checks

Customer Reviews

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Robert B.
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Half day trip with Brandon

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on August 18, 2021
Not just a great fishing experience but a great education on fishing for strippers. I learned a lot and caught lots of...
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August fishing trip

VERIFIED   Special 5 hour trip for Rick Bonfiglio on August 6, 2021
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Falmouth, Maine
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Half Day Trip with Capt Brendan

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on August 1, 2019
My daughter and I thoroughly enjoyed our fishing experience with Capt Brendan Champagne. He checked in on us ahead of time...
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Worcester, MA
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Morning trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on August 25, 2018
Excellent experience! Brandan was awesome from the beginning. He called the day before asking if we would want to come an hour...
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Biddeford, Maine
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Half day morning with Champagne Charters

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on August 14, 2019
Our half day trip with Brendan was outstanding!! We caught fish all morning, on lures, flies, and live bait. This was my second...
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FAQs about Champagne Charter Co

Champagne Charter Co offers the following trips to customers:
  • $350 per group - Half Day Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $450 per group - Half Day Trip (AM) (5 hours)
  • $650 per group - Full Day Trip (10 hours)

When you book a trip with Champagne Charter Co, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Wireless Trolling Motor

Trips booked with Champagne Charter Co include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Snacks
  • Drinks (Soft d)
  • Fishing License
  • Lunch (Turkey sandwiches)
  • Fly Fishing Equipment

Champagne Charter Co offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Flats Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

Champagne Charter Co offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Spinning
  • Popping
  • Fly Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Champagne Charter Co include:
  • Bass (Striped)