Topwater Guide Service

Topwater Guide Service is a freshwater fishing charter that provides fishing trips in Maine during the entire year. Captain Dana Connon is a native Mainer and will be happy to show you everything that the local rivers and lakes have to offer.

You will be fishing aboard an 18’ Stratos bass boat that’s powered by a 150 HP Johnson engine, making it capable of developing a maximum cruising speed of an impressive 48 knots. The boat has enough space for two prospective anglers to be fishing in comfort and is equipped with all the necessary safety and navigation gear necessary for a proper trip.

Captain Dana specializes in Bass and Pike fishing but will be happy to seek out game fish if that’s your thing. A standard trip involves fishing for Largemouth and Smallmouth Bass and Northern Pike on light tackle. Winter months provide an opportunity to go ice fishing, which can be very interesting if you’ve never tried it before.

The price of a trip includes rods, reels, and terminal tackle, as well as drinks, snacks, and even lunch on full day trips. You will need to bring a valid Main fishing license, which can also be found online. Other than that, bring a pair of sunglasses, a camera, and you’re all set for an adventure in Maine’s rich waters.



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  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $400
    up to 2 persons
    This is definitely the best way to experience freshwater fishing for the species of your choice. A usual trip will involve fishing for Bass and Pike, but that's not all that can be found in these waters. Rods, reels and terminal tackle are included in the price, and so are water, lunch, and snacks. You will need to bring a valid Maine fishing license.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $250
    up to 2 persons
    A shorter trip is a great opportunity for beginners to experience freshwater fishing in Maine. Usually, the trip involves fishing for Bass and Pike on light tackle. Rods, reels, and terminal tackle are included in the price, and so are water and snacks.
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About the Captain

Dana Connon
Topsham, Maine, United States
2 reports
3 Customer Reviews
Response time 3 hours
Member since October 2017
Captain Dana is a native Mainer, and who better to take you fishing in the local waters than someone who's been there his whole life. He will do his best to make sure you have a fun time while you're in Maine and will be more than happy to share what he has picked up over the years.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Bass (Largemouth)
Bass (Smallmouth)
Crappie
Pike (Northern)

Sunfish

Boat Specs

Stratos (Bass boat) originally built in 1996, and restored in 2015. Powered by a 150HP Johnson engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 48 knots.

Length
18 ft
Capacity
2 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing
Lake Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Ice Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Snacks
Drinks
Lunch

Policies

FREE Cancelation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 7 days before the trip. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
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
No Smoking
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 25% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 25% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
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
PayPal
Bank Transfer

Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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5.00
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Half day trip with captain Dana
Half day trip with captain Dana
Half day trip with captain Dana
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100%
Friendly captain
100%
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100%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
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Frank C.
Salisbury, NH
 5.00
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5 of the best days of my life

VERIFIED   May 6, 2019
Take a 48 seconds to see what Captain Dana did for me.  I have fished all over the world and used a lot of guides, Captain...
Frank C. recommends Topwater Guide Service
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Laura E.
Rockport, TX
 5.00
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4 hour trip with dsna

VERIFIED   NEW  May 29, 2019
Dana was very knowledgeable and a great fishing partner.  Made us feel very comfortable. We recommend him highly.
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Eric U.
Worcester, MA
 5.00
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Half day trip with captain Dana

VERIFIED   August 10, 2018
Made my son’s summer!  He knows where the fish are and he is a fine gentleman!
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