July 2016 Fishing Report!

6 42June 15 2016 125Picture or Video 525B_5D6480Fishing in Northern MaineOur busiest June and July ever! Great people from all over the country have joined us for what Northern Maine and the Allagash River has to offer. Beautiful scenery, wildlife and of course, the fishing. From the early Hendrickson’s to  the crazy Caddis season we have fished on top, dredged the bottom and nymphed our way through the most productive waters our area has to offer. Lakes, ponds, rivers and streams, we often fish a different water every day. Now our monster mayfly hatch has begun on our lakes and ponds, inspiring BIG NATIVE BROOK TROUT to make pigs of the themselves.  Big dries on the surface are the rule of the day. It seems every trout in the water is looking up with caution to the wind. Hard deliberate strikes and they just keep coming. We fish when the fish are biting, adjusting our schedules to make your trip as good as it can be. Late nights are the norm this time of year.  For our dedicated upland hunters the good news is a great hatch for 2016.  Early grouse sightings were promising and with warm dry weather the hatches are everywhere. Five broods have welcomed us in our driveway alone.  With a dedicated crew and our great guides we look forward to what the remainder of July has to offer. We still have a few open  July dates.  Remember the Allagash River celebration is July 23rd and we still have accommodations available.

No minimum stays, no fly-outs needed and fish the best waters Northern Maine has to offer.

$200 pp. per night all inclusive.                                                                         Great guides available!                                                                                        Seaplane service from Presque Isle and Bangor airports.

North Maine Woods Fishing report. June 16

June 15 2016 1174Th. Musquacook lodge is the place to be in Northern Maine.

Caddis are everywhere!!! It is the biggest feast of the year with fish big and small taking advantage of the abundance of food. Though somewhat frustrating, which species and at what stage of the hatch are they. Our advice is to take a minute, watch and figure out what they are after. Is it a dry, emerger or soft hackle.  Camp life has been very busy. Guests from all over the country have joined us for the great Brook Trout fishing. Chicago, Manhattan, and Kansas city to name a few. We have been fishing both moving and still water with the ponds starting to turn on. Throwing streamers, dries and nymph rigs. We offer something for everyoneJune 15 2016 114June 15 2016 123. Fish numbers are holding strong with several 30+ fish days. Big, fat Brook Trout are what we are finding everywhere.  The hog of the week being 19″ with a 12″ girth.

4Th. Musquacook Lodge and the North Maine Woods                              No minimum stays!                                                                                                         No fly-outs needed!                                                                                                       Experienced guides with seaplane service from Bangor Maine        Still $200 pp. per day plus guide fee.                                                               Tight lines!

Memorial Day Weekend Report

Water flows and temperature couldn’t be any better.  Our Mayflies are just beginning to show and the Brook Trout are finally looking UP!  We are still having fun with streamers on the Allagash but the Blue wing Olives are starting to show. The trick of the week with the varying temperatures is to change and change often. We have been throwing streamers, dries and the old reliable Copper John as a dropper. All in the same hour with fish on. We know we are fishing over fish so the plan is to succeed and we do. Pond activity has started with some impressive evening hatches. Our Brook Trout have wintered well and obviously put on some weight. Fat foot balled shape and wild. Life couldn’t get better in the North Maine Woods. The inspiration for the week is the Hendrickson, anxiously awaiting his arrival. Tight Lines from the North Maine Woods.2016 trout2016 Chur. Dam

We spent some time with our Fisheries staff. Churchill Dam 20″ Brook Trout and Lake Trout 25″ 17 Lbs.trout 2016

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Northern Piscataquis and Western Aroostook county are located at the heartbeat of Native Wild Brook Trout waters in Maine. Our rivers, streams and numerous remote ponds beckon the avid fly fishermen or women to their shores. Our area has very low fishing pressure and our experienced guides pride themselves on their skills and their area to fish. We are able to fish a different water every day, if you desire.  Our fishing program caterIMG_20150801_051949171_HDRs to small groups each week. The finest of accommodations and meals. Reasonable rates $200 pp.  all inclusive*  Guides are $250 per day/two guests.   All youth under 16 stay free with a paid adult.   NO FLYOUTS NEEDED: You save money!

Start a tradition with friends, family or just go to the woods to unwind.  Prime dates still available. Think JULY think Big Green Drakes!!!!B_5D65132015 fishing 051Northern Maine Fishing At Chandler Lake Campsfishing 074IMG_20140821_182808835Phone 2015 002Picture or Video 525



Plan now for Ice-out fishing on the Allagash!

When spring comes and the ice breaks up on the Allagash lakes our Native Brook Trout and Lake Trout rise to the surface and feed aggressively on smelts for weeks. We troll and cast streamers from 21 ft. Scott canoes and Grandlakers to nonstop action as the fish put the feed bag on after a long winter. Combine this with a hot shore lunch and the finest lodging the North Maine woods has to offer and you create a great experience and wonderful memories.

Registered Maine GuideAs always, youth under 16 come free with a paid adult. Great guides, equipment and the fishing couldn’t be better. Call or e-mail for available dates.

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Winter 2016 in the North Maine Woods

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CharlieRegistered Maine Guide2015 fishing 5IMG_20140821_182808835*Hello Friends!

We are experiencing a crazy winter here in the North Woods. With little snow, minimal ice and crazy

temperatures we have weathered 30 below to 43 above in the same 24 hour period. We have made the best of our time, catching up on correspondence, friends and family. We are anxiously looking forward to the change of season and all of its splendor. Spring fishing for Native Brook Trout, smelt runs, fiddleheads and shore lunches on the Allagash and its surrounding area.

There’s a lot going on as we prepare for our 2016 season. We have expanded our fleet of watercraft of both 20 ft. canoes and 21′ Scott boats to better accommodate our guests and open more opportunities for remote waters. Our search never ends for new waters in the vast North Woods.

We are expanding our trips on the Allagash to showcase its 50Th. anniversary this year. We will be offering out of the 4Th. Musquacook location, one, two, and three night trips to the river with the option to return to the lodge for the best of accommodations the North Woods has to offer. Private rooms and baths as we can only offer, within 15 miles of the Allagash. Fully guided and outfitted as needed, trips to the Ghost trains of Eagle lake, Umsaskis and Long lake dam, down to the outlet of Round pond.  20′ canoes or Scott boats make these trips safe and comfortable. We will make it a trip of a lifetime.

Bookings are already ahead of last year. We are more than 90% booked for October 2016.  2015 was our busiest year to date. Great guides are available if needed, so let us do the work. Please plan ahead and call soon to secure your choice dates for spring 2016.


Jason and Sherry


Late October update from the North Maine Woods.

Hello Folks from Chandler Lake Camps in Beautiful Northern Maine – The month is winding down and the leaves are finally on the ground, but the Grouse numbers are holding strong.  Great group of hunters in camp this week with outstanding upland dogs. Deutch Drathaars, English Setters and Spinones.  A couple of new comers to the Grouse world were humbled by the King of all game birds as we all are many times over!




Oct 21st Update – Grouse in the North Maine Woods

This week has been off to a banner start for our guests and their faithful companions. Over 60+ points over the past two days. Many shots fired and even a few birds bagged. Folks are learning that the Ruffed Grouse is the King of all game birds for many reasons. A thunderous flush and shot evading skills at the top of the heap! The leaves have continued to fall and the Prime Grouse hunting period we have been waiting for is upon us.
We have a couple openings for next week due to cancellations. Please contact us asap. We would love for you to experience the North Maine Woods for Grouse Season.


Oct 17 Update – Grouse and Woodcock in the North Maine Woods

Good Day folks from the heart of the North Maine Woods. Another great week with wonderful people from all over the country. The Grouse numbers have been holding steady. Several days this week with points and flushes in the mid twenties per dog.  Leaf cover is still unusually heavy for this late in the month but dropping fast. We expect the best conditions are still yet to come.  Our resident woodcock have kept things quick paced but we are still waiting for the Canadian flight birds to push through. Fall colors are just passed peak with the rumor of snow showers for today.                                               Just a Beautiful time of the year!


Crazy first two weeks of upland hunting in Maine’s North Woods. Warm temps. and abundant leaves curtailed the traditional high point count but seasoned pointers/setters and persistence payed off. Our guides could show the Grouse and Woodcock were their and left it up to the gunners to bust through the leaf cover. Daily limits are the norm with the Woodcock flights slowly trickling in. Cool temps are just arriving with peak color upon us. Lazy afternoons have been filled with great October fall fly fishing for Northern Maine Brook Trout and well, relaxing and visiting by the fire.
A couple of weeks with wonderful friends, bird dogs in the beautiful North Maine Woods.

Maine Grouse and Woodcock Hunting – Experience the North Maine Woods