FISH TALES GUIDE SERVICE
Let Us Get You on the Water!
An absolutely wonderful trip. I have fished with guides on the San Juan, Madison, Yellowstone and other rivers and lakes and never had a better experience. Ben worked hard to put us on fish, and we caught some great bass. The hot muffins and coffee at the start and the locally sourced lunch were a crowning touch. Thanks to his wife Anne for that. Ben also made sure my wife was comfortable and having fun. His encyclopedic knowledge of the river and the local flora and fauna made the trip worthwhile even if we hadn't fished.
Charles and Alice Crawford - Tennessee
FISHING TRIP OPTIONS
We can customize a day on the water that fits your needs.
DRIFT BOAT FLOATS
Kennebec & Androscoggin Rivers
Ben uses a Hyde 16'6" High Side Drift Boat equipped with bow and stern seats for fisherman to cast from while floating various stretches of either the Kennebec or Androscoggin Rivers where he will be able to put you on landlocked salmon, brook, brown or rainbow trout, trophy smallmouth bass or northern pike.
If you have never fished from a drift boat, you are in for a treat. The boat's unique design provides fisherman with a excellent opportunity to cast to fish that see little pressure from other anglers.
Full Day Float - $500
Half-Day Float - $350
WALK & WADE FLY FISHING TRIPS
Early Season & Fall Only - Southern Maine and Moosehead Lake Area
If boats aren't your thing or if you want something a little off the beaten path, maybe a walk & wade fly fishing trip on one of Maine's many trout and salmon streams or smaller rivers would fit the bill.
Walk & wade trips are limited to 2 anglers and Ben will lead you into some of the more remote locations and help you "match the hatch" and catch fish.
Full Day - $350
Half-Day - $250
Remote Pond Fly Fishing
Early Season & Fall Only - Moosehead Lake Area
The Moosehead Lake area has hundreds of small ponds that provide excellent fishing opportunities for wild brook trout. May through early July are the prime months for epic hatches. Ben will have you fishing via canoe or float tube for these beautiful trout and it is a fishing experience that you will not soon forget. It should be noted that hatches can be unpredictable so we recommend an overnight multi-day trip to increases your chances of of timing an amazing hatch. September offers some fantastic pond fishing as well when the trout are in their full spawning colors and eager to eat almost an fly that hits the water.
Remote pond trips are limited to one to two anglers but additional anglers can be added if an additional fee.
Full Day - $400
Half-Day - $300
ICE FISHING TRIPS
Fishing for All Species - Various Locations
Maine Winters can be long and cold but that doesn't mean there aren't any fishing opportunities available. Come experience a day on the ice either jigging for fish or using traditional ice fishing tip-up traps. And don't worry about the cold, Ben will provide you with a warm shack, delicious hot food & hot beverages to keep Old Man Winter at bay.
Ice fishing trips are limited to two anglers but additional anglers can be added for an additional fee.
Full Day - $375
Half-Day - $275
What is included?
Full Day Trips - Tackle, Lunch*, Beverages and Snacks
Half Day Trips - Tackle, Beverages and Snacks
We recommend that you dress appropriately for the season and bring sunglasses, hat, a raincoat and comfortable shoes that you don't mind getting wet. Dry bags will be made available for you to store your gear in.
* If you have specific dietary needs, please let Ben know and he will make the appropriate accommodations.
Fish Tales Guide Service, LLC is owned and operated by Registered Maine Guide Benjamin Redmond. He is a native Mainer and has been fishing since he was able to walk.
Established in the Spring of 2015, Ben works exceptionally hard to set a standard of excellence for guided fishing trips on some of Maine's best known waters. He has committed himself to providing clients with a fabulous day on the water and he works tirelessly to put clients on fish and ensure they are having a great time.
When he is not guiding, he can be found either fishing, helping his wife with chores on their small farm in Durham, Maine or teaching his toddler grandson the art of fly casting. Ben is a board member with the non-profit, Fly Fishing in Maine ("FFIM") and is a volunteer guide for the Casting for Recovery/FFIM Day Camp. He is also a proud Veteran of the United States Marine Corps.