Maine Fishing Charters

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Maine Fishing Charters

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Maine: 21 fishing charters available
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(88 reviews)
Saco
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trips from $225
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(79 reviews)
Bath
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trips from $550
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(28 reviews)
Kittery
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trips from $500
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(63 reviews)
Phippsburg
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trips from $250
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(103 reviews)
Kittery
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trips from $600
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(85 reviews)
South Portland
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trips from $400
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(51 reviews)
South Portland
Strong
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trips from $350
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(8 reviews)
Auburn
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trips from $400
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(3 reviews)
Old Town
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trips from $275

Frequently Asked Questions about Fishing Charters in Maine

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

The average price for a private 4 hour Maine fishing trip is $464, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $941 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

Fishing charters in Maine that received great reviews from families are:

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

The top 3 fishing techniques in Maine are:

The top 3 types of fishing in Maine are:

Many fishing charters in Maine 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 Maine are:

Who are the top awarded captains in Maine?

Some of the fishing trips offered by fishing charters in Maine are:
  • 2-hour fishing trips – $281
  • 3-hour fishing trips – $350
  • 4-hour fishing trips – $509
  • 5-hour fishing trips – $533
  • 6-hour fishing trips – $808
  • 8-hour fishing trips – $1,065
  • 9-hour fishing trips – $1,450
  • 10-hour fishing trips – $1,417

The "Pine Tree State" is known for its greenery. But did you know Maine has excellent freshwater and saltwater fisheries, too? Blessed with thousands of lakes, miles of rivers and streams, and access to the Atlantic Ocean, Maine has endless fishing opportunities for seasoned anglers and novices alike. Just hop on any Maine fishing charter and have the time of your life!

Fishing in Maine means going after freshwater headliners like Landlocked Salmon and Brook Trout. Heading offshore implies you’ll be on a Bluefin Tuna and Shark pursuit. However, this is just the tip of the iceberg. Maine is home to a variety of species from Lake Trout, Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Pike, and Perch, to American Pollock, Haddock, and Atlantic Mackerel.

Maine will reward you with year-round fishing spots. Winter is when the real fun begins. Cold fronts are reserved for ice fishing. And once the ice melts, any river or stream will be a fly fishing heaven. Half day trips are suitable for beginners, but a full day out on the water hits the sweet spot. For the more adventurous among you, we recommend 10 hour deep sea fishing marathons.

The truth is that you’ll be spoilt for choice when fishing in Maine. Wherever you cast your line from east to west, you’ll be in for a treat. Moosehead, Sebago, and Belgrade Lakes are must-fish inland destinations. Portland and Freeport are perfect offshore departure points. And when in doubt, just reach out to one of the numerous Maine fishing charters and they’ll be at your service.

Rules & Regulations

Every angler over 16 years old will need a fishing license. Mainers pay a lot of attention to their fisheries, so angling is closely monitored. There are bag, size, and even gear limitations. Residents and visitors to the state will have different permit options. So, if you’re planning to go fishing in Maine, make sure you get familiar with the current rules and regulations ahead of time.

Maine
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Based on 27950 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

January

There are plenty of ice fishing derbies to partake in from January to March. Moosehead Lake offers a three-day event in January.

February

Head to the ice fishing derby at Round Pond this month, or the Chocolate Festival on land. Lots to do for the whole family.

 
March

Another month, another ice fishing Derby! The Maine Ice Fishin’ Derby and Benefit can be done on all legal waters. Last month for ice fishing!

April

By mid-April the ice will have melted and the fisheries opened. Get out there and start hooking Trout, Salmon, and Bass.

 
May

This is the peak for surface fishing. You can troll the lakes for Salmon and Trout. Maine is beautiful in the spring, with crisp highs of 62°F.

June

It’s harder to surface fish now, as they start to descend to cooler depths. Grab you jigging gear! Maine B.A.S.S. Nation has a tournament in June.

July

July is a great month for Mackerel, tournaments, and festivals. Head to China Lake for Mainely Bass tournament and Yarmouth for their Clam festival.

August

It’s all about the Maine Lobster Festival in August – an awesome Lobster spectacular! Opening night sees the crowning of the Maine Sea Goddess!

September

Inshore, fish come back up to the surface, making perfect conditions for fly fishing. Fall fishing is strictly catch and release in Maine.

October

Join in the Somerset Bassmasters Tournament on the Belgrade Lakes. Will you catch the biggest fish?

November

November is a slow fishing month, so on land join in with the Thanksgiving festivities, like the Turkey Trot in Portland!

December

Some lakes allow ice fishing before the official season begins in January. Check the ice thickness and regulations and begin fishing!

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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!!
Kenny  J.
Kenny J.
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).
Elizabeth  U.
Elizabeth U. Baltimore, MD
Dress in layers and prepare for a somewhat bumpy ride. Worth it for the fish, though!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Dress in layers and prepare for a somewhat bumpy ride. Worth it for the fish, though!
Gillian  C.
Gillian C. Norridgewock, Maine
Dress appropriately and if possible, buy a parking pass in advance if you are taking the early trip.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Dress appropriately and if possible, buy a parking pass in advance if you are taking the early trip.
Randy  L.
Randy L. Winthrop Harbor, IL
Be sure to understand if there is a bathroom on board the boat. It may be an issue on 3 to 4 hour trip for some people.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Be sure to understand if there is a bathroom on board the boat. It may be an issue on 3 to 4 hour trip for some people.
Richard  H.
Richard H.
We stayed out in Conway, NH - there is not a lot in Sebago! Lake is very pretty though.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
We stayed out in Conway, NH - there is not a lot in Sebago! Lake is very pretty though.
Hannah  G.
Hannah G. Greenwich, CT
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
Roger  B.
Roger B. 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. ??
Donna  A.
Donna A. Tonawanda, New York
Ask questions keep. Enjoy the scenery. Keep realistic expectations. The Captain is
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Ask questions keep. Enjoy the scenery. Keep realistic expectations. The Captain is
DARRIN  P.
DARRIN P.
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.
Juan  F.
Juan F. 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!
Ann  S.
Ann S. Mocksville, NC
Talk to the Capt. in advance and discuss your level of experience and targeted fish so he can offer best advice for a successful experience
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Talk to the Capt. in advance and discuss your level of experience and targeted fish so he can offer best advice for a successful experience
Bill  B.
Bill B. Chester Springs, PA
I recommend bringing Dramamine if it’s your first time deep sea fishing, and I recommend booking your charter with Captain Larry the process is smooth and he knows what places to take you to to catch fish so no worries about not catching fish
Excellent
5.0 / 5
I recommend bringing Dramamine if it’s your first time deep sea fishing, and I recommend booking your charter with Captain Larry the process is smooth and he knows what places to take you to to catch fish so no worries about not catching fish
Nathan  M.
Nathan M. Potsdam, New York
Fish in sping before the dogfish arrive and Haddok fishing is the best and you can keep one Cod in the spring and if lucky, one Halibut.
Excellent
4.3 / 5
Fish in sping before the dogfish arrive and Haddok fishing is the best and you can keep one Cod in the spring and if lucky, one Halibut.
Larry  H.
Larry H. Pulaski, VA
Be prepared for a great experience - enjoy the nature and if you are lucky you will catch some striped bass and other incredible fish.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Be prepared for a great experience - enjoy the nature and if you are lucky you will catch some striped bass and other incredible fish.
Christoph  E.
Christoph E. South Portland, Maine
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.
Erik  R.
Erik R. 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.
Marc  B.
Marc B. Scarborough, Maine
Make sure that you talk to local fishermen to know what fish are biting and where they can be found.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Make sure that you talk to local fishermen to know what fish are biting and where they can be found.
Tony  J.
Tony J. United States
Take a camera with you. You will have the opportunity to take a lot of pictures heading out of the shoreline. Have a clear mind and listen the Captain John as he will instruct you on the proper techniques for catching the blue fin tuna. This is important as a lot happens when you hook up on a tuna.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Take a camera with you. You will have the opportunity to take a lot of pictures heading out of the shoreline. Have a clear mind and listen the Captain John as he will instruct you on the proper techniques for catching the blue fin tuna. This is important as a lot happens when you hook up on a tuna.
Christian  T.
Christian T. Danville, Kentucky

F/V Lost Charters
F/V Lost Charters
Fishing charter in Kittery
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(28 reviews)
Captain Zack provided us the fishing experience of our lives! His positive attitude and focus were on full display. We can’t wait to book with him again! Fish On!
Kevin  H.
Kevin H.
Balding Eagle Enterprises
Balding Eagle Enterprises
Fishing charter in Freeport
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(95 reviews)
Captain Tyson lead us on a great fishing excursion. I was someone that never really fished, and I was out to properly bait and cast. I will be booking with him in the future!
Richard  C.
Richard C.
Mainely Blue Charters
Mainely Blue Charters
Fishing charter in South Portland
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(85 reviews)
Captain Cory was AWESOME with our young boys (almost 2, 5, & 7). He was super chill, let them explore the boat, helped them fish, had good conversation, etc. All around a great time on the water.
Natalie  A.
Natalie A.
Whiptail Adventures
Whiptail Adventures
Fishing charter in South Portland
Excellent
4.3 / 5
(51 reviews)
Had a great time with Jason chasing stripers in early October. Felt like we were a bit past the season to really get after them, but still caught a few and one of them was 40”! Jason had all the equipment we needed and got us successfully onto fish which of course is always appreciated
Josh  E.
Josh E.
North East Salt Water
North East Salt Water
Fishing charter in Phippsburg
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(63 reviews)
My girlfriend and I had an absolutely amazing time on our trip! Our captain was friendly, informative, and professional! We enjoyed fishing for several types of fish and were well accommodated. We definitely recommend this captain and trip!
Peter  P.
Peter P. Chicago, IL
Whiptail Adventures
Whiptail Adventures
Fishing charter in South Portland
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(51 reviews)
Had the good fortune to fish twice in the past week with Cpt Jason and had a great time catching Stripers ! Thank you for putting us on fish and showing us a good time ! Jim and Sue
James  B.
James B. Yoder, WY
Seawalker Excursions
Seawalker Excursions
Fishing charter in Freeport
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(101 reviews)
We highly recommend booking with Captain Corey. We had a great trip and caught 5 striped bass. We will book with Corey again.
Jan  B.
Jan B. Bangor, Maine
Super Fly Charters
Super Fly Charters
Fishing charter in Bath
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(79 reviews)
What a fantastic day! Capt John was knowledgeable, put us on fish and was exceptionally help to a novice. He was friendly and engaging. We would definitely book him again.
Diana  R.
Diana R.
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.
Super Fly Charters
Super Fly Charters
Fishing charter in Bath
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(79 reviews)
Weather was not great but our captain put in the work to get us some fish. Had a really fun trip
Gary  P.
Gary P. Ellsworth, WI
Seawalker Excursions
Seawalker Excursions
Fishing charter in Freeport
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(101 reviews)
Corey was very friendly and very knowledgeable about Casco Bay and its history. He worked hard to find fish for us. We immensely enjoyed our time on the water.
Penny  M.
Penny M. AM FALLS, ID
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
North East Salt Water
North East Salt Water
Fishing charter in Phippsburg
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(63 reviews)
When we booked our trip, we hoped to catch a good sized Striper or two. Captain Joe delivered and then some!! Not only did we catch and release several 30"+ Stripers but we also caught several large Blues! An exciting fishing trip my son and I will remember forever. Captain Joe also shared a lot of useful information about Stripers and their habitat. Thank you Captain Joe for such a memorable trip - we hope to see you again next year!
Steve  S.
Steve S. Mansfield, CT
Balding Eagle Enterprises
Balding Eagle Enterprises
Fishing charter in Freeport
Excellent
4.3 / 5
(95 reviews)
Enjoyed Captain David. It was a one fish day. Glad that one was a nice one.
James  D.
James D. United States
F/V Lost Charters
F/V Lost Charters
Fishing charter in Kittery
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(28 reviews)
Need to have all the equipment on the boat when the client get there. Did not have the rods, net, hooks, Not organized
Ken  D.
Ken D.
Whiptail Adventures
Whiptail Adventures
Fishing charter in South Portland
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(51 reviews)
EPIC What a way to end my honeymoon. Me and my wife had an excellent time and Captain Jason was very accommodating and explained everything very well. Definitely will book again if I’m back and Maine!
Roy  C.
Roy C. Houston, TX
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
Whiptail Adventures
Whiptail Adventures
Fishing charter in South Portland
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(51 reviews)
Captain Jason was awesome. Very knowledgeable of the area and the history behind it. He was very courteous to all of us and helped out when needed. All four of us caught fish. I would definitely use Whiptail Adventures again
Eric  H.
Eric H. Palatine Bridge, NY
Mainely Blue Charters
Mainely Blue Charters
Fishing charter in South Portland
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(85 reviews)
We couldn’t have asked for a more perfect day on the water. The weather was beautiful and Cory and Drew were great!! I learned a lot and caught a few!! The perfect birthday present for my husband and start to vacation! We will be back!!!
Elizabeth  H.
Elizabeth H. Medway, Massachusetts