Frequently Asked Questions

These are answers to some of our most frequently asked questions. If your question does not appear here please feel free to Contact Us for more information.

 

Q: What are your rates?

A: You can find rates and services detailed on our Rates & Services page.

Q: Do I need to purchase a fishing license ?

A: If you are fishing with me in salt water on my boat you DO NOT need a license. My license covers anyone fishing on my boat. If you are fishing salt water on your own a salt water license is required.

If you are fishing with me or by yourself on freshwater you DO need to purchase a freshwater license.

 

Q: Do you supply the fishing tackle?

A: I supply all rods/reels, lures/bait and any other equipment to catch fish.

 

Q: What kind and size boats do you have?

A: I fish saltwater and offshore in a CC Parker with a 130 horse Honda outboard. Including state of the art electronics such as gps/fishfinder , VHF radio and radar

On freshwater trips and inshore saltwater the boat is a 20” Lund Alaskan powered by a 90 horse Honda outboard.. An electric bow mounted trolling is used to position the boat as we float down the Penobscot River.

 

Q: What do I bring for food and drinks?

A: There are coolers and ice aboard both boats. Bring you favorite food and drink. If I have time to get to the market I do sometimes cook a fish chowder on freshwater trips.

 

Q:What should we bring?

A: Bring a rain coat (this is Maine and the weather can change quickly), fat, sunscreen, sunglasses, coat or sweatshirt, especially on offshore saltwater trips.. it gets cold out there even in August! And of course bring a camera to photograph your adventure!

 

Q: Where are you located?

A: Sedgwick is at the end of the Blue Hill peninsula. About 1 hr from Bar Harbor. 1/2 hr from Ellsworth. 1 hr from Bangor. You will be given easy directions on where and what time to meet for your day.

 

Q: How long have you been a guide/charter captain?

A: I have held a registered Maine guide license for 12 years and a captains license for 10 years. I am Vice President of the Maine Association of Charter Boat Captains so I am always made aware what is happening up and down the Maine coast from my brothers in boating. I give a seminar at the Eastern Maine Sports show (at 75 years it’s the oldest show in the state) about how to fish the Penobscot River and also one on how to fish Penobscot Bay and beyond.

 

Q: What is my best chance to bend a rod and have good action?

A: In freshwater the Penobscot River smallmouth fishery is world class. We usually average around 30 fish in 6 hrs. Some days we work to catch 15 and some days we catch 40 or 50. But it is always pretty darn good fishing!

Your best bet on saltwater is the shark/tuna trip. Have had great luck hooking and boating sharks 4 to 10 ft and upwards of 250 lbs. If we see tuna busting we drop everything and chase them...sometimes tuna are finicky but one time hooking up is a fish of a lifetime!

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