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!
Every year, Umcolcus Sporting Camps will be offering a 5 day, 4 night canoeing trip on the Allagash Wilderness Waterway. Our timeframe will be the second week of June. For 2021, that will be 7-12 June. We leave the 8th after an overnight stay at the camps, and drive to Umsaskis ranger station the next morning where we will begin our journey. We will return the on the 12th at mid-day. We are limiting this trip to 6 people, and we will have two guides to ensure you have a quality experience. Camp stay, camping fees, day usage fees, transportation, canoes, gear (except your personal gear) and all meals included. For more information and details, call us at 207-356-6773.
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.