Wilsons on Moosehead Lake - Drift Boat Trip

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$
250
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$
450
/ Boat
Days:
Daily
Duration:
8 hours - 1 day
Drop down the river in a guided drift boat allowing you to achieve perfect drifts in hard-to-reach pools while experiencing the thrills of white water fishing at its finest. The combination of the freeboard dynamics of a drift boat, and the rowing experience of your expert guide makes for a safe and pleasurable trip down the river. Here at Wilsons On Moosehead Lake we offer a variety of trips with something for everyone to love! Our most popular trips are half-day ones that run the upper Kennebec River early in the morning or later in the evening to capture the best fishing hours of the day. We also offer full day trips to Indian Pond! All trips include the necessary equipment (flies, rods, leaders, etc.) with full day trips including lunch! Don't forget your license!
 
Highlights
  • Experienced Guide
  • Lunch
  • Tackle
  • Leaders
What is Included:
Lunch
Drinks & Snacks
Flies
Tackle
Rod & Reel
Rates
Per
Dates
Duration
Price
BoatDaily1 day
$
450
BoatDaily8 hours
$
250
Fishing Waters
Like other rivers in the Rangeley region, the Kennabago begins at Big Island Pond near the Maine/Quebec border and ends in a lake – in this case Mooselookmeguntic Lake – about a 25-mile ... morelong run. And, like other rivers in the area, it is chock full of wild brooks and landlocked Atlantic salmon. What’s different is that it is also home to wild brown trout. Ask anyone who has fished near Rangeley and they’ll tell you that the Kennabago is the third best brook trout river in the state and might rank higher if it were more accessible.

The upper Kennabago starts at Big Island Pond and flows for about 12 miles before flowing through the west end of Kennabago Lake. Described as scenic and remote, this section is mostly gated, although you may gain access through a guide or by paying a fee. It is possible to wade at the junction of Little Kennabago Lake and the river, as a substantial sandbar extends several yards into the lake. During the spring and fall seasons, the brook trout are ample and active every hour of the day.

While fish remain in the river all year long, each spring and fall large brook and landlocked salmon migrate out of the lake and into the lower river in great quantity. Here access is very good between Steep Pool Bank and Mooselookmeguntic Lake. Open from April through September, the entire river and its tributaries are available for fly fishing only. Limitations on fish are fairly strict – 2 trout with a minimum length of 10 inches and only 1 can be in excess of 12 inches. The limit on salmon is one. After August 15th the river becomes catch and release only, with its tributaries closed to fishing to safeguard spawning.

Anglers looking for another type of experience will find Kennabago Lake interesting. It is thought to be the first fly-fishing-only lake in Maine (since the 1920s) and is commonly assumed to be the largest east of the Mississippi. Getting there can be a challenge since there are no paved roads and access can be difficult. Deemed a Wilderness Gem Lake, it is one of a mere five in the state with that designation. Brooks range from 10-14 inches accompanied by a healthy population of salmon. Though not as common, wild brown trout, five pounds and greater, are found here as well.
Destination
Moosehead Lake is the largest mountain lake in the eastern U.S. and also the largest lake in the state of Maine. Bordered by the towns of Greenville and Rockwood, Moosehead Lake presents ... morea charming location for hunters and anglers alike. The lake features over 80 islands. Hunting and fishing lodges along the shore provide ample opportunities for scenic hunting and fishing trips, and the Kennebec river is home to some excellent drift fishing.
Outfitter
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If you enjoy nature and the outdoors, you’ve come to the right place! Open year round, Wilsons On Moosehead is THE destination since 1865 to spend your vacation, with innumerable activities ... moreto interest every member of the family, young or old. Wilsons is the perfect place to do everything...or nothing at all!


Come discover the spacious lakefront cottages of Wilsons on Moosehead Lake, Maine. Located down a private country road half a mile off Route 15, in the North Woods of Maine. We are conveniently located between Greenville and Rockwood, Maine where you can find numerous outdoor activities! Our cottages range from 1-5 bedrooms with full bathrooms and fully equipped kitchens, accommodating any number of parties. All cottages have thermostatic heat, electricity, and hot and cold running water.
We also offer FREE wireless internet to our guests. New this year, we have a hot tub on site so don't forget your bathing suit, no matter what time of the year it is!
Type:
Fishing, Hunting
Payment
Cancellation Policy
Standard
  • Cancellations made 14 days before will be fully refunded.
  • Cancellations made 7 days before will be refunded 50% of the amount paid.
  • Cancellations made at a later date will not be refunded.
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This Just May Have Been Our Best Fall Yet!
What an amazing fall we have had here at Wilsons On Moosehead Lake! Sadly it appears that it is has come to an end, but not to fear winter is here! With 6-8 inches of snow in the forecast for today and even more by the end of the week, we officially called it quits on fishing season yesterday. It’s always a sad day spent deflating rafts, putting away frames, and tidying up the drift boats for next ... more spring. Although it’s over, the fishing this fall left us with absolutely no complaints. Mild temperatures through October and November and a huge run of spawning fish combined to make one of our best falls ever! Extremely low water allowed us to be the only boats on the river with the rafts, giving us plenty of fish to choose from. The fishing is normally great in late fall every year, but most years it takes a very dedicated and well-prepared fisherman to endure the below freezing temps, frozen guides, and otherwise miserable weather. This year it felt a lot like September, but with spawning fish visible everywhere!
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This Just May Have Been Our Best Fall Yet!
One little conservation note I would like to touch on: PLEASE! PLEASE! PLEASE! When you are wading in late October and November, be very mindful of fish on their spawning beds. Unlike the rest of the year these late fall fish seek out gravely areas, lots of times in only 6-12 inches of water, to lay their eggs. Walking through these areas can be devastating to the spawning habitat. Not to say you ... more can’t fish these areas, just be mindful of them and try your best to land your fish as fast as you can and handle them very gently… they are our future!
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The Opportunities Are Endless!
Growing! Growing! Growing! It's an exciting time to be a part of the staff here at Wilsons on Moosehead Lake! Just yesterday, Scott took a road trip to southern Maine and came home towing a pontoon boat! (He has a tendency to do stuff like that) Sitting in the office looking out at this pretty new party barge tied to the dock I'm almost overwhelmed thinking of all the possible trips we can do!We are ... more always getting calls from families or big groups who all want to go bass fishing together, now we have the perfect boat! Just day dream for a minute with me.. floating around Indian Pond with your family, pounding the stumps and pulling out big bass.. you can hear the sizzle and pop of the burgers and hot dogs cooking on the on-deck grill.. how much closer can you get to paradise? Not into fishing so much?
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