Saco River Fishing Charters

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Excellent
5.0 / 5
(88 reviews)
Saco
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trips from US $225
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(4 reviews)
Saco
trips from US $550

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According to customer reviews, some of the most popular fishing charters in Saco River are: Full list of top fishing charters in Saco River

The average price for a private 4 hour Saco River fishing trip is US $352, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you US $1,140 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

Fishing charters in Saco River that received great reviews from families are:

The top 3 fish species targeted on guided fishing trips in Saco River are:

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Many fishing charters in Saco River provide rods, reels and tackle. Some of the top rated are:

According to customer reviews on FishingBooker.com, some of the best rated charter captains in Saco River are:

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Some of the fishing trips offered by fishing charters in Saco River are:
  • 2-hour fishing trips – US $225
  • 3-hour fishing trips – US $350
  • 4-hour fishing trips – US $475
  • 6-hour fishing trips – US $750
  • 8-hour fishing trips – US $1,150
  • 12-hour fishing trips – US $1,500

Fishing in Saco River

If you’re coming to New Hampshire or Maine to test out a new, exciting fishery, then the Saco River fishing scene is for you. From the White Mountains, all the way to the Saco Bay, this 136-mile river is a go-to destination for fly anglers. 
 
Trout take center stage, namely Brook, Brown, and Rainbow, and they come in good sizes too. Fly fishing for these beauties is what put Saco River on the map.
 
If you’d like a mixed catch, you can go after different Bass species and Perch, as well. You can target Largemouth and Smallmouth Bass all over the river. If Stripers are your favorite catch, then the mouth of the river and Saco Bay are your best shot. This watershed also has a small population of Atlantic Salmon, but fishing for them is illegal in order to protect them.
 
If you’re hitting the water with a local charter, trips are usually available from April to October, while the fishing season is open. The Saco banks can be quite difficult to access, and having a guide help you navigate your way to the hotspots is a game-changer. You can book trips that last anywhere from 4–8 hours, it all depends on your fishing appetite.
 
There are plenty of towns on Saco River where you can find a charter to fulfill your fishing needs. A lot of trips start from Biddeford, Standish, Conway, and Saco, which are also fishing hubs. All of these towns will show you the Saco River’s fishing potential in its full light!

Rules & Regulations

Fishing on the Saco River is seasonal (April-October), and a lot depends on where you’re casting your lines. Some parts of the river are limited to fly fishing only and allow lower daily limits, while others allow a variety of techniques. If you’re fishing with a guide, all the licenses and gear are usually included in the price of the trip.

Saco River Fishing Seasons

January
Winter is slow on the Saco River, and ice usually prevents anglers from hitting the water. If you’re in luck and it’s not that cold outside, you can try some fly fishing on the lower section of the river.
February

It’s still frigid outside, but that doesn’t stop fly enthusiasts from trying to pursue Trout on the Lower Saco. Depending on the temperature, you might find a good bite, but there are no guarantees.

March

As the weather improves, so does the bite, and in March, you can see more and more fishermen hitting the water and finding good-sized Trout and the occasional Bass on their line.

April

Spring is here, so dust off your fly/conventional fishing gear and explore the Saco River. Fly fishing for Brook, Brown, and Rainbow Trout is better every day, and Bass are biting as well.

May

Whatever your catch of choice, you can target it on the river this month. Dry fly fishing for Trout is all the craze right now, and it’s only going to get better during the summer.

June

June marks the beginning of the prime Trout fishing season. There are a lot of fish swimming around, and some of them are trophy material. If you’d like something a bit different, Bass fishing is also very good.

July

Fly fishing for Brookies, Rainbows, and Browns is the thing to do on the Saco over the summer – action is nothing short of superb. Pick your spots carefully, to avoid crowds, but still have a productive day.

August

If you’d like a breather from fly fishing (that’s still excellent, by the way), cast your line around dams for some good-sized Bass. Skelton Dam is especially popular for Bass fishing.

September

Make the most out of September and incredible fly fishing action on the Saco. These crystal clear waters still have a lot to offer to passionate fly anglers, and three species of Trout are still on your to-catch list.

October

It’s getting chili both in New Hampshire and Maine, so you won’t find as many anglers on the river. You can go after Stripers in the Saco Bay, or look for Trout in the deeper pools.

November

Winter is just around the corner, which means that the underwater life of the Saco River is taking a break, and fish are becoming more apathetic. If luck and the weather serve you, some Trout and Bass could find their way to your line.

December

The fishing season is over, but if there comes a particularly beautiful and warm December, try your luck and go to the Saco River, maybe a nice Trout or Bass will favor your hook.

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What anglers said about fishing in Saco River

I would recommend anglers fishing in Biddeford for the first time. Captain Tom was an awesome guide!!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
I would recommend anglers fishing in Biddeford for the first time. Captain Tom was an awesome guide!!
Eagle's Rock Tackle & Charter
Eagle's Rock Tackle & Charter
Went fishing with Eagle's Rock Tackle & Charter on 9/14/23. The weather was perfect! It was our first time fishing in Maine (from Texas).
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Went fishing with Eagle's Rock Tackle & Charter on 9/14/23. The weather was perfect! It was our first time fishing in Maine (from Texas).
Eagle's Rock Tackle & Charter
Eagle's Rock Tackle & Charter Baltimore, MD
If you want to catch fish you will hear. Give eagles rock a try. Highly recommend them
Excellent
5.0 / 5
If you want to catch fish you will hear. Give eagles rock a try. Highly recommend them
Eagle's Rock Tackle & Charter
Eagle's Rock Tackle & Charter Biddeford, Maine
Come prepared to have a great time....and bring a jacket. The rest is handled by the Captain. ??
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Come prepared to have a great time....and bring a jacket. The rest is handled by the Captain. ??
Eagle's Rock Tackle & Charter
Eagle's Rock Tackle & Charter Tonawanda, New York
Great to know the area, admittedly fishing is better in the beginning and at the end of the season, when the hearing are running.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Great to know the area, admittedly fishing is better in the beginning and at the end of the season, when the hearing are running.
Eagle's Rock Tackle & Charter
Eagle's Rock Tackle & Charter Haverhill, MA
Know that days you are more productive than others, but appreciate the experience. Donna made the experience so worth it! She is a great captain!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Know that days you are more productive than others, but appreciate the experience. Donna made the experience so worth it! She is a great captain!
Eagle's Rock Tackle & Charter
Eagle's Rock Tackle & Charter Mocksville, NC
Book a morning trip to increase your odds and stay away from the heat. The ocean is rougher than you would think, keep that in mind if you have a weak stomach and if you have balance issues.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Book a morning trip to increase your odds and stay away from the heat. The ocean is rougher than you would think, keep that in mind if you have a weak stomach and if you have balance issues.
Maine Tuna Fishing
Maine Tuna Fishing Saco, ME
Book for a full day if you want to bring back your quota. It takes two hours to get to Jeffrey Ledge which is where you want to be.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Book for a full day if you want to bring back your quota. It takes two hours to get to Jeffrey Ledge which is where you want to be.
Maine Tuna Fishing
Maine Tuna Fishing Scarborough, Maine

How did anglers rate fishing charters in Saco River?

Eagle's Rock Tackle & Charter
Eagle's Rock Tackle & Charter
Fishing charter in Saco
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(88 reviews)
Captain Tom provided us with a great time. He is friendly and knowledgeable. We had great conversations all morning. He embodies the saying "It's not the fish that you catch but the people you fish with". We will look him up again when we come back to Maine!!
Kenny  J.
Kenny J.
Eagle's Rock Tackle & Charter
Eagle's Rock Tackle & Charter
Fishing charter in Saco
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(88 reviews)
We had a wonderful time. Captain Tom was really great. He genuinely loves fishing and watching others catch them. We did have to rearrange the fishing spots due to incoming Hurricane Lee but we all made the best of it. Caught fish and saw a seal and a couple bald eagles.
Steve/Dana  M.
Steve/Dana M. Midland, TX
Eagle's Rock Tackle & Charter
Eagle's Rock Tackle & Charter
Fishing charter in Saco
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(88 reviews)
My husband and I had such a great time on this charter. Although I didn't catch any fish, my husband caught a couple that we threw back. Captain Tom is very personable and we really enjoyed ourselves. We did end the trip with a couple of lobsters which we ate later that evening. We learned that lobsters have to be a certain size, not have eggs, or not be marked. Definitely recommend this charter!!!
Elizabeth  U.
Elizabeth U. Baltimore, MD
Eagle's Rock Tackle & Charter
Eagle's Rock Tackle & Charter
Fishing charter in Saco
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(88 reviews)
Absolutely amazing day! Caught plenty of fish! Captain Donna is a rockstar. Already scheduled our trip back and the day isn’t even over. Joline salls and Nate Spearin🙂
Joline  S.
Joline S. Standish, ME
Eagle's Rock Tackle & Charter
Eagle's Rock Tackle & Charter
Fishing charter in Saco
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(88 reviews)
Captain Tom was amazing. He had great communication before the trip and made our day a lot of fun. He made sure to find the fish for us and pulling lobster traps was the best for the kids. They loved being able to catch, cook and eat their own catch. We will definitely book with Captain Tom again.
Kim  G.
Kim G. Saco, Maine
Eagle's Rock Tackle & Charter
Eagle's Rock Tackle & Charter
Fishing charter in Saco
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(88 reviews)
It was an awesome experience donna was very knowledgeable Would do it again
Timothy  W.
Timothy W. Gloversville, NY
Eagle's Rock Tackle & Charter
Eagle's Rock Tackle & Charter
Fishing charter in Saco
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(88 reviews)
Had a great start to our day! Learned a lot about the area and fought with some fish. Capt. Tom is very knowledgable and fun. He really takes the time to make sure you catch at least one fish.
CHRISTIE  W.
CHRISTIE W. Renfrew, PA
Eagle's Rock Tackle & Charter
Eagle's Rock Tackle & Charter
Fishing charter in Saco
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(88 reviews)
We had a memorable trip with Captain Tom. He is friendly , fun to chat with and put us on some fish and lobster. We highly recommend this trip for someone that wants to fish in a scenic area and to watch the Captain work those lobster pods.
Roger  F.
Roger F. San Antonio, TX
Eagle's Rock Tackle & Charter
Eagle's Rock Tackle & Charter
Fishing charter in Saco
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(88 reviews)
Donna knew a lot about the surrounding and explain very well the fishing around here
Eric  C.
Eric C. Hawkesbury, ON
Eagle's Rock Tackle & Charter
Eagle's Rock Tackle & Charter
Fishing charter in Saco
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(88 reviews)
My wife and I had great experience,Capt Tom did a fantastic job with some special needs we had and turned a tough day of finding fish into a great day of fishing . Very professional and made sure we had a great experience
Roger  B.
Roger B. Biddeford, Maine
Eagle's Rock Tackle & Charter
Eagle's Rock Tackle & Charter
Fishing charter in Saco
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(88 reviews)
We had a great four hour fishing charter with Donna . She taught us about lobstering , made sure we caught fish and treated us to a wonderful day . Very friendly and knowledgeable . Would highly recommend .
Allison  L.
Allison L. Howell, MI
Eagle's Rock Tackle & Charter
Eagle's Rock Tackle & Charter
Fishing charter in Saco
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(88 reviews)
Our family had a great time on our fishing trip! It was the first time my son and I had gone fishing. I asked the Captain, if it was possible we would actually catch a fish? He said yes. My 10yr old caught a 25 inch striper, I caught a 22 in and we all went home with fresh lobsters. We will highly recommend and will be back again. Thanks Tom!
Vedna  H.
Vedna H. Plymouth, MA
Eagle's Rock Tackle & Charter
Eagle's Rock Tackle & Charter
Fishing charter in Saco
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(88 reviews)
Totally awesome way to spend an afternoon pulling lobster traps and fishing for stripers in the bays around Biddeford! Great trip with my son. Got 7 lobsters (3 keepers) and learned so much about lobstering. Then trolling for stripers while enjoying Captain Donna's company. Highly recommend! She is dedicated to catching fish and having fun making it happen.
Donna  A.
Donna A. Tonawanda, New York
Eagle's Rock Tackle & Charter
Eagle's Rock Tackle & Charter
Fishing charter in Saco
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(88 reviews)
Great knowledge of everything Maine!! Excellent experience! Worth every minute and every penny! Can’t wait to eat the lobster!!
Paul  S.
Paul S. Boston, Massachusetts
Eagle's Rock Tackle & Charter
Eagle's Rock Tackle & Charter
Fishing charter in Saco
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(88 reviews)
Had a great trip, captain Tom is very nice and knowledgeable. Planning to go again next year.
Stephen  G.
Stephen G. Foxborough, MA
Eagle's Rock Tackle & Charter
Eagle's Rock Tackle & Charter
Fishing charter in Saco
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(88 reviews)
Captain Tom knows all the great spots, we also got many great local history tidbits. Great day on the water and Captain Tom made it fun, very enjoyable, thank you!
Juan  F.
Juan F. Haverhill, MA
Eagle's Rock Tackle & Charter
Eagle's Rock Tackle & Charter
Fishing charter in Saco
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(88 reviews)
We had the absolute time of our lives. Donna was a great captain. We would recommend going on this adventure. We will be booking this fishing charter in the future and we will recommend to all our friends,family and anyone else who may want to go on a charter. A+++++++
Brent  V.
Brent V. Boston, Massachusetts
Eagle's Rock Tackle & Charter
Eagle's Rock Tackle & Charter
Fishing charter in Saco
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(88 reviews)
Captain Tom was great! We had a perfect 2 hours on the boat. He was patient with my son and his friend and made a huge effort to ensure they caught some fish. I loved seeing the lobster traps, and the views were beautiful. Highly recommend, worth every cent. I will book again the next time we head to Maine.
Tanya  C.  T.
Tanya C. T. Boston, Massachusetts
Eagle's Rock Tackle & Charter
Eagle's Rock Tackle & Charter
Fishing charter in Saco
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(88 reviews)
Could not have been better weather. Saw multiple bald eagles and put 7 fish in the boat. Will definitely book another trip with Eagle Rock.
Robert  B.
Robert B.
Eagle's Rock Tackle & Charter
Eagle's Rock Tackle & Charter
Fishing charter in Saco
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(88 reviews)
An awesome opportunity for Ty to experience a fishing event with Donna. She is very knowledgeable and felt it was a true education as well as a great time on the water!
Ann  S.
Ann S. Mocksville, NC

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