Maine

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Maine Fishing Charters

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Maine: 25 fishing charters available

Eagle's Rock Tackle & Charter

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(12 reviews)
Biddeford
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $225

North East Salt Water Maine

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(37 reviews)
Phippsburg
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $250

Inlanders Guide Service

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(7 reviews)
Oakland
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trips from $275

Mainely Blue Charters

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(63 reviews)
South Portland
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trips from $350

Sea Time Fishing Charters

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(85 reviews)
Kittery
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $600

Fin-N-Juice

Excellent
4.8 / 5
(70 reviews)
Biddeford
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trips from $225

Super Fly Charters

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(59 reviews)
Bath
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trips from $500

Seawalker Excursions

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(79 reviews)
Freeport
trips from $175

Maine Fly Guide

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(3 reviews)
Auburn
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $275

Jim Neville Outdoors

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(2 reviews)
Milford
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FAQs about Fishing Charters in Maine

The average price for a private 4 hour Maine fishing trip is $428, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $800 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

According to customer reviews, Eagle's Rock Tackle & Charter, North East Salt Water Maine, and Inlanders Guide Service are some of the most popular fishing charters in Maine. Full list of top fishing charters in Maine.

Eagle's Rock Tackle & Charter, North East Salt Water Maine, and Inlanders Guide Service all received great reviews from families who booked fishing trips in Maine.

The most popular fish species you can target are Striped Bass, Smallmouth Bass, and Pollock. Top fishing techniques include light tackle, jigging, and spinning. River fishing, inshore fishing, and lake fishing are commonly offered by local guides.

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
4.7 / 5
Based on 25008 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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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
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 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
This was my first time fishing in Scarborough It’s hard to say but it seemed Good. Our captain was very knowledgeable so I’m not sure if you would do as well on your own or with a less experienced captain
Excellent
5.0 / 5
This was my first time fishing in Scarborough It’s hard to say but it seemed Good. Our captain was very knowledgeable so I’m not sure if you would do as well on your own or with a less experienced captain
Sal  B.
Sal B. Columbia, CT
Bring some food and drink with you, no one got sick but everyone was hungry
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Bring some food and drink with you, no one got sick but everyone was hungry
Curt  L.
Curt L. Medford, Massachusetts
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

Super Fly Charters
Super Fly Charters
Fishing charter in Bath
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(59 reviews)
My wife and I had an awesome trip with Captain John today. First, we caught bait (Atlantic mackerel) and then we proceeded to land sixteen 28 to 32 inch stripers in just a couple of hours. Captain John knows what he’s doing and he knows where the fish are! We would definitely recommend him to you!
Gary  G.
Gary G. San Antonio, TX
North East Salt Water Maine
North East Salt Water Maine
Fishing charter in Phippsburg
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(37 reviews)
Great trip, Captain Joe was amazing new all the spots and we had a great time and caught many fish and got an amazing keeper that we will be having for dinner tonite!!!!
Natalie  S.
Natalie S. Somerville, Massachusetts
Whiptail Adventures
Whiptail Adventures
Fishing charter in South Portland
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(22 reviews)
Jason was an excellent guide. We had a great time, caught fish, and learned so much from him. Would highly recommend.
Jaime  G.
Jaime G. Parsonsfield, ME
Whiptail Adventures
Whiptail Adventures
Fishing charter in South Portland
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(22 reviews)
Fantastic trip! Very knowledgeable and friendly! Got us right on the fish and kept us on them!
Brandon  C.
Brandon C. South Portland, Maine
Whiptail Adventures
Whiptail Adventures
Fishing charter in South Portland
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(22 reviews)
Hands down best fishing trip we have ever experienced. Captain Jason is the best charter Captain we have ever met. His knowledge of the history and fisheries in the Portland area are second to none. He is a person that makes you feel like you’ve known him forever. We will definitely be returning for another great adventure.
Ronald  L.
Ronald L. Souderton, PA
North East Salt Water Maine
North East Salt Water Maine
Fishing charter in Phippsburg
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(37 reviews)
Newbies, beginners, we don’t fish often. Joe was patient, cool and prompt. Really enjoyed the trip.
Gianna  C.
Gianna C. Cambridge, Massachusetts
Mainely Blue Charters
Mainely Blue Charters
Fishing charter in South Portland
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(63 reviews)
Cory and Drew were so friendly and helpful. We were visiting from KS and dont have much experience with fishing, they were very patient and helpful. They truly wanted us to catch a fish. We will be back!
Alison  E.
Alison E. Olathe, KS
Super Fly Charters
Super Fly Charters
Fishing charter in Bath
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(59 reviews)
The captain had me spent most of the morning fishing near Popham Beach which is extremely good fishing with gorgeous views of the ocean shore. The weather was phenomenal, it truly couldn’t of been any better of an experience.
Alden  C.
Alden C. Allendale, Michigan
Whiptail Adventures
Whiptail Adventures
Fishing charter in South Portland
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(22 reviews)
Jason was amazing and super knowledgeable about the area, easy to get along with and very welcoming. Definitely will be booking more trips with him!
Devin  M.
Devin M. Schuyler Falls, NY
Whiptail Adventures
Whiptail Adventures
Fishing charter in South Portland
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(22 reviews)
I’m so pleased that we were privileged to fish with Jason. The day went exactly as he predicted. It was a great experience and the next time we’re going out of Portland, we know with whom our trip will be!
Dave  J.
Dave J. Billings, MT
Sea Time Fishing Charters
Sea Time Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Kittery
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(85 reviews)
I booked a fishing trip for my fiancé to take his friends out for the day! While our friend, Joe, was very sea sick, captain Larry and his crew were so accommodating! 10/10 recommend! They had a blast :)
Destiny  L.
Destiny L. Salem, NH
Whiptail Adventures
Whiptail Adventures
Fishing charter in South Portland
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(22 reviews)
Captain Jason was fantastic. The boat was very comfortable and perfectly designed for fishing. We caught two nice Stripers and lost two because of my lack of experience fishing live bait with circle hooks. I look forward to another chance to fish with Jason and would recommend this trip to any of my friends. Wayne Sorokowski
Wayne  S.
Wayne S. Stowe, VT
Balding Eagle Enterprises
Balding Eagle Enterprises
Fishing charter in Freeport
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(65 reviews)
I haven’t been fishing for stripers for over a decade Didn’t realize the challenge it has become Despite that Captain David put me on a rare “keeper” and I had a great morning Going back for some late season action
Eric  J.
Eric J. Malvern, PA
Whiptail Adventures
Whiptail Adventures
Fishing charter in South Portland
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(22 reviews)
Captain Jason was great with the kids! They had a blast and are already looking forward to another fishing trip next season.
David  T.
David T. Milton, MA
North East Salt Water Maine
North East Salt Water Maine
Fishing charter in Phippsburg
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(37 reviews)
We are completely new to fishing. Captain Joseph was so patient and explained every thing we needed to know. Even if we didn't catch anything, it still would have been a worth while trip!
Tara  S.
Tara S. Haverhill, MA
Maine Fly Guide
Maine Fly Guide
Fishing charter in Auburn
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(3 reviews)
Fine day of fishing on this fat, crystal clear stretch of isolated river. My son and I spent the day with capt. Brandon who rowed us through the calm slow drift. Brandon had the right lures for us to land plenty fish. 13"-15" avg; hard fighting smallies. Lots of fun. We used spinning equipment, but this would be a great opportunity to learn fly fishing. Brandon took excellent photos of us and our catches!
Robert  S.
Robert S. Oradell, NJ
Balding Eagle Enterprises
Balding Eagle Enterprises
Fishing charter in Freeport
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(65 reviews)
Captain David was fantastic and my boys each hooked their first striper. Very family friendly charter and Captain David was a great teacher. Only wish I’d booked more time. Highly recommended!
Joe  P.
Joe P. Bedford, NY
Whiptail Adventures
Whiptail Adventures
Fishing charter in South Portland
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(22 reviews)
went for stripers, catch and released ten. Great Captain, he worked to get us hooked up. we will ask for him again. Joe
Joseph  D.
Joseph D. Enfield, CT
North East Salt Water Maine
North East Salt Water Maine
Fishing charter in Phippsburg
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(37 reviews)
Had a great trip. Landed over a dozen stripers with many other bites. It was a very warm, calm day. Had a super time.
Greg  N.
Greg N. Brunswick, Maine
Bucks Bass And Beyond
Bucks Bass And Beyond
Fishing charter in Sebago
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(6 reviews)
Here is my husband’s description of his experience lol. “The sun and waves were trying to rock me to sleep on the serene Sunday morning, but I woke up when the pike, bass and perch started hitting. Charles knows where the fish are”.
Elena  D.
Elena D. Clayton, NC