Maine Fly Guide invites you to visit the Androscoggin river in Maine. Your guide will be Captain Brandon Bichrest, a seasoned angler who’s spent his whole life fishing the river and who can take you to its best spots. The captain will do his best to introduce you to the river’s beauty and to make your trip as productive as possible. Hop aboard and spend a lovely day fishing with Maine Fly Guide!

Your adventure takes place on a 17’ Pavati drift boat made in 2020. It can accommodate up to 3 anglers and will safely take you to Androscoggin’s best fishing spots. Also, the boat is kid-friendly, meaning you can bring your young ones and enjoy a lovely family day on the river.

You and the captain will target Smallmouth Bass. Using light tackle, you can spin fish or fly fish. Keep in mind that all the fish you catch will have to be released back in to the water.

Captain Brandon will provide you with all the rods, reels, tackle, fly fishing gear. bring food ir snacks before you step aboard and also make sure to have valid fishing licenses.

Maine Fly Guide and Captain Brandon are waiting for you, join in and have a lovely day on the water!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    4 hrs for Atlantic Shad
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 15 - Jun 15 (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Sat, Sun)
    Price for up to 3 persons
    US $350
    Meet in watervile maine Boat up the river a short distance and fish for atlantic shad
    Types of fishing
    River Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Light Tackle
    Fly Fishing
    Spinning
    Targeted fish
    Shad
    Shad
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip – Androscoggin River
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Price for up to 3 persons
    US $400
    Have a relaxing and fun day of fishing on the Androscoggin River. You and Captain Brandon will chase Smallmouth Bass out of Durham, Maine, spending 5 hours on the water. In order to reel in fish, you can spin, cast, or fly cast.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour – Androscoggin River Drift
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Price for up to 3 persons
    US $550
    Choose from 2 sections of the Androscoggin River – the Lewiston, Maine area 5-mile drift trip or the Dixfield, Maine area 10-mile drift trip. Both trips take 8 hours. You and the captain can spin, cast, or fly cast. The departure time is 8:00 a.m.
    Targeted fish
    Pike (Northern)
    Northern Pike
    Bass (Smallmouth)
    Smallmouth Bass
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Ardie W.
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Spectacular guide

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip – Androscoggin River on September 27, 2023
Brandon could not have been more professional or knowledgeable of the River and current fishing conditions. Have been on numerous...
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Paul K.
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5 Hour Trip

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip – Androscoggin River on August 23, 2023
I’ve fished all over the country and you’ll be very glad you booked a trip with Capt. Brandon. He’s a very knowledgeable...
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Stan S.
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40 inch pike.

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip – Androscoggin River on June 6, 2024
Had a great day catching smallies and a bonus fish a 40 inch pike awesome day.
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Scot M.
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Great guide

VERIFIED   8 Hour – Androscoggin River Drift on October 28, 2023
We had a blast, even though it was a tough time of year to catch small mouth, we did well. Our two big fish were 17.5” and...
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Kick Ass Fishing Day with Captain Brandon

VERIFIED   8 Hour – Androscoggin River Drift on July 28, 2023
If have been on many guided trips.  This trip was personable, professional, no pressure and informative and above all we caught...
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FAQs about Maine Fly Guide

Maine Fly Guide offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $350 per group - 4 hrs for Atlantic Shad (4 hours)
  • US $400 per group - 5 Hour Trip – Androscoggin River (5 hours)
  • US $550 per group - 8 Hour – Androscoggin River Drift (8 hours)

Trips booked with Maine Fly Guide include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Lures
  • Drinks
  • Fly Fishing Equipment

Maine Fly Guide offers the following type of fishing:
  • River Fishing

Maine Fly Guide offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Fly Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Maine Fly Guide include:
  • Bass (Smallmouth)

Meet the Captain

Brandon Bichrest
Auburn, Maine, United States
2 Fishing Reports
ID & license verified
9 Customer reviews
Response time 1 hour
Member since June 2022
Captain Brandon has been fishing the Androscoggin River since he was a child. He knows the river like the back of his hand and will be happy to introduce you to its natural beauty and rich fishery.

About this listing

Targeted species

Bass (Smallmouth) Smallmouth Bass

Boat specs

Pavati (Drift boat) originally built in 2020. Powered by a 4HP Mercury engine.

Length
17 ft
Capacity
3 persons

Types of fishing

River Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Fly Fishing

Amenities

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
Drinks
Fly Fishing Equipment

Cancellation policy

Deposit non-refundable

If it is unsafe to travel, you may still cancel free of charge or change the date(s) of your booking.

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
Catch and Release Mandatory

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
Visa
Mastercard
American Express
Checks
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 2.5% charge will apply.