9-11 July fly fishing seminar
Join us for our Introduction to fly fishing Seminar 9-11 July, 2021, at Umcolcus Sporting camps in Oxbow, Maine. Arrive on Friday afternoon where we do introductions, meet and greet, classes on Saturday, and fish Sunday morning, departing after lunch. This is not only informative but fun as our patient, knowledgeable instructors show you the various parts of fly fishing. We cover all the basics to include casting, knots, gear, bugs, reading the water, and actual fishing time. Other activities include a friday night meet and greet at the firepit, Saturday night fly tying, and beautiful rustic cabins with delicious, home cooked meals and desserts provided. All gear provided, bring rain gear, bug dope, a hat, and sunglasses and sunscreen. Go to Umcolcus Sporting Camps website for more details including pricing at umcolcussportingcamps.com, at the bottom of their fishing page.
Happy New Year to all, I hope everyone is starting to bounce back from 2020, it can only get better. Maine is a great place to come spend your vacation, and we are happy to help you plan yours. Check out our updated website for 2021 adventures and rates. Feel free to call us and we can tailor an outdoor fishing or bird hunting adventure for you, friends and family. We are currently booking days for next year, and we have July and August dates available, and the first week of November. Take care, and hope to see you soon!
Let us help remove the mystery from fly fishing. Many people let the simple idea of fly fishing defeat them, as there seems to be a notion that it is all highly technical and difficult. Nothing could be further from the truth as it's just another way to catch fish. While you can get as technical as you want, your average fly fishing is easy and fun. We cover basic casting, knots, bugs, flies and their uses, reading water, equipment required, followed by actual time on the water either in a boat or in a stream. We supply all of the equipment including rods/reels, flies, tippet, most size waders and boots, nets, wading staffs etc. Give us a call and we'll help you set up a tailored fly fishing class for you, family and friends. We also teach basic fly tying.
Check out our adventures and pricing for 2021. June fishing is completely booked in to the 4th of July, and October bird hunting is completely booked.
Book your 2021 adventure trip today. Spots are filling up fast, especially early summer fishing, and fall bird hunting. 5 day Allagash trip scheduled 7-12 June (limited to six persons). Call 207-356-6773 for details, or email us at chickhillguideservice.com. Check out our website for pricing and more information at www.chickhillguideservice.com/
As the heat of summer wears on we focus our efforts on smallmouth and largemouth bass fishing. Maine has numerous lakes and rivers full of these hard fighting fish. Their willingness to take a fly or lure makes them ideal for the youngsters in your family. And it's fun! Give a local guide or sporting camp a call!
Hunting for ruffed grouse in Maine starts Saturday, the 26th of September. There is no Sunday hunting in Maine, but this gives you a day to fish before the season closes up north the first of October. Grand Lake stream has a special fishing season 1-25 October, and the East Outlet is open for fishing the entire month. Great time for a cast and blast! Hunt birds in the morning, and fish in the afternoon!
This season will be a great year to fish for native brook trout in the North Maine Woods. With over 3.5 million acres, you can fish all day and never see a soul. We guide fishing trips out of Umcolcus Sporting Camps located in Oxbow, with great cabins, outstanding food, friendly atmosphere, family oriented, and gateway to the North Maine woods. You have access to numerous small streams, ponds, and rivers. The Aroostook river is only 8 miles away from camp, and a short drive will take you to many great streams like the Mooseleuk. Grand Lake Matagamon is also a short drive away. Wildlife viewing is top notch, with moose, eagles, bear, deer, turkey, and everything else. Canoes and kayaks on site for your use. Listen to the night sounds of the woods, and look at the beautiful sky as you sit by a roaring campfire. Book your trip to the North Maine woods today! You will create a memory of a lifetime.
Maine COVID 19 Guiding Restrictions: May/June/July – Guided fishing for Maine residents only. It is unclear at this point when guiding for non- residents will be allowed. Chick Hill Guide Service is compliant with the State of Maine COVID-19 Outdoor Guiding Prevention Checklist, which includes rigorous cleaning of boat and all gear, hand sanitizer and masks available, you supply your own lunch, and ride in separate vehicles. For more details go to Maine.gov.
Obviously we are living in a period of uncertainty as we get ready for the 2020 guiding season. Here in Maine, we are under a stay at home order. We can fish, but guiding is out until 30 April. If you are booked for May or June, rest assured we will accommodate you in any way. Deposits will be returned if you can not make it. Take care, stay healthy and safe, and hope to see you this summer or fall! Mike Hegarty, owner.
Mike Hegarty is a Registered Maine Guide licensed for fishing, hunting, and recreation. A highly knowledgeable and experienced outdoorsman, he is extremely passionate about the Maine outdoors. Veteran with 40 years of active service in the U.S. Navy.