Guided Maine Drift Boat Fishing

Drift boats are desirable to fisherman because of their ease of maneuverability and let’s face it, they are way more productive. You can easily fish several miles of river in a day! Fishing each and every pool. No more fumbling the banks on slippery rocks and possibly getting swept down. With just a few strokes of the oar, you can leave the big crowds behind and fish areas that seldom see a fisherman. Drift boat trips allow the angler the opportunity to fish areas that are inaccessible by foot, allowing the angler to cast to un-pressured trout. Floating is also a great way to see the beautiful scenery that the Moosehead Lake and Greenville region has to offer. The float alone is worth the trip. We will fish from the boat, and also stop at nice pools or riffles and wade if desired.

Successful drift boat fishing is very dependent on river flows and water temperature.  Prime time for trout is early in the season, May and June, and again in the fall during September and October. During these times, river water levels are likely to be floatable and water temps are below 70 degrees which allows for trout to survive being caught and released. Occasionally, when water temps do drop to acceptable levels during July and August we often find excellent trout fishing as well. When water temps rise the bass fishing action picks up and we have the option to float the West Outlet of the Kennebec River. Pound for pound, bass are very likely the hardest fighting fish we have.

Our Drift Boat is a 13′ NRS E series with customized frame designed specifically for fishing Maine Rivers. The boat seats 1 or 2 people, plus the rower, and is equipped with lean bars, casting platforms, raised swivel seats, coolers, rod holder, and anchor. This boat is a fishing machine and can run in very shallow water. The raft is durable, and light allowing the rower to ease silently into pools without alerting the fish. It’s lightweight construction also make it ideal for getting into and out of Maine rivers.

In early spring the water and air temperatures are still quite cold and you don’t want to get wet. We recommend waders or rubber boots with rain paints and a rain jacket. Other things to bring include a hat, sun block, polarized sunglasses, and long sleeve shirt.

Occasionally trips do need to be re-scheduled or cancelled due to high or extremely low water conditions or dangerous weather. I will work with you to accommodate your schedule or issue a refund.

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(207) 332-9551

First Light Guide Service
PO Box 109
Greenville Junction, ME 04442

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