Maine's Outdoor Learning Center, Maine Guide School, Registered Maine Guide

Maine's Outdoor Learning Center
Capt. John A. Rogers, Maine's Outdoor Learning Center, Guide Service

Explore the Wild Places of Maine

 

A place for Dreamers. Explorers. And Avid Fisherman.

 

Smallmouth Bass and Wild Native Brook Trout

 

 

If you’re seeking warm hospitality, impeccable shore lunches, masterful guides, and excellent fisheries of Maine - you’ve found the right place. Welcome!

 

For nearly 200 years the Maine’s woods and waters has welcomed anglers from around the world and have provided them with exceptional fishing, personalized service, & experiences that last a lifetime.

 

Capt. John A. Rogers, a licensed Registered Master Maine Guide provides outstanding service to anglers from all over and cordially invites you to explore an adventurous fishing trip in Maine.

 

Choose your Adventure and let us Create the perfect trip for you.

 

• Mid-Coast to Northern Maine, Highlands of Mt. Katahdin

• Day, Multi-Day, and Fly-Out Remote Trips

• Rivers, Lakes, Ponds

Our goal is for you to have an experience that will last a lifetime, and that starts now.  The first step is to choose a date.  Prime fishing season starts about the third week of May, just in time for the May Fly Hatch and wraps up around mid-September when the water is cool & the colors are beautiful.

 

DAY FISHING

 

NORTHERN Maine – Bass Fishing

 

Spend your day casting and catching as you fish along the excellent fisheries of the PENOBSCOT RIVER where the Smallmouth Bass are feisty and in abundance. This stretch of the Penobscot River is known for first class fishing and unmatched beauty. The remoteness of Penobscot River is an outdoor sportsman’s dream, rewarding anglers with better fishing than routinely found in more accessible Maine rivers. The Penobscot River is a lengthy, majestic river, stretching over the land for 100’s miles, which flows east into the Atlantic Ocean.  This rugged river is bordered by mighty oaks and woodlands and is a true picture of the wild and natural beauty of Maine.

 

Some of the best fishing in Maine is found within the stretches of this both fast and slow-moving waters. Come experience World Class Fishing at one of the most respected fishing destinations in Maine.

 

We typically focus on the Penobscot River, but there are countless other lakes and ponds within reasonable driving distance that might be Hot-Hot. Discover the secrets of the surrounding lakes and ponds of the North Maine Woods which are home to large and hefty smallmouth bass.

 

MID-COAST Maine - Bass Fishing

 

Come to where the fish are biting and the catch is on. This All-Inclusive Fishing Adventure on local lakes and ponds are for the novice to beginner fishermen. When people hear Camden, Maine, they think - Ocean. But our hidden gems of the lakes and mountains of the Camden Hills are home to some of the largest smallmouth in Mid-Coast Maine.

 

There’s something for everyone in Mid-Coast Maine.

 

Find your way to Maine's Mid-Coast for an experience you'll never forget. Enjoy the wild beauty of the coastline, and the hidden gems of the lakes and mountains. Visit Camden’s vibrant town, shops, the harbor, FISHING, wellness, and hiking trails.

 

Here in the Mid-Coast there is an abundance of fine hotels and restaurants from high to low end. You get to choose your adventure.

 

SMALLMOUTH BASS FISHING - You will come to the realization that this experience is truly a unique fishing adventure.

 

START PLANNING

 

GUIDED FISHING SEASON: Mid-May to Mid-September

 

INCLUDED WITH YOUR GUIDED DAY TRIP: Your guided day trip includes: All Fishing Tackle (if needed), Traditional Maine Guide Shore lunch prepared in the field (Full Day), beverages, and Professional Licensed Maine Guide with over 30 years fishing experience.

 

You will spend your day casting and catching in a comfortable Lund fishing boat with a jet drive motor and trolling motor for ease of fishing with 2 clients. The jet drive and sleek bottom enables Capt. John to navigate the rocky river at a nice clip, and troll into remote areas of smooth shallow areas of the lakes and ponds.

 

 

TIME & PLACE:  You will conveniently meet your guide at the designated location between 8:00 a.m. & 8:15 a.m., unless other arrangements have been made.

You may fish as late as you wish, using your guide’s discretion.  Your guide will work around your schedule.  Who knows?  There may be an evening hatch; you would not want to miss it!

 

TRIP DURATION:  A full day (7-8 hours) of fishing begins upon arrival and meeting your guide. ½ day is 4 hours and does not include the traditional Maine Guide Shore meal; however, water and soft drinks will be provided.

 

FISHING LICENSE:  You will need to have and carry a valid Maine fishing license.  You will be able to buy a fishing license to meet your fishing needs. Purchase on line - Please visit: https://moses.informe.org/cgi-bin/online/moses_v3/index  It’s very important to remember to carry it with you at all times while fishing.

 

LUNCH / MEAL:  The Maine Guide Shore lunch is prepared in the field and includes a main course, fresh bread, soft drinks, chips, fresh fruit, and dessert.  If you have any dietary needs, please let us know.

 

DAY TRIP FEES:

Full Day: $350.00 up to two people

Half Day: $250.00 up to two people

 

Booking your trip in advance ensures your specific dates. A 50% Deposit is Required at time of booking.

 

CANCELATION POLICY:  If you need to cancel your trip for any reason, you will receive 100% of your deposit, less credit card processing fees, as long as you give notice at least 30 days before your trip.  If you need to cancel within 2 weeks of your trip, you will receive 50% your deposit, less a processing fee.

 

RESCHEDULING:  If for any reason you cannot make it on the day you have chosen, a courtesy call and/or written notice must be received 48-hours before your scheduled trip.  We will reschedule your dates and roll over your deposit for the remaining season.  If you are unable to reschedule before December 31, your deposit will be absorbed by the guide.

 

MULTI-DAY FISHING TRIP

 

All the above and MORE.

 

All Inclusive / Cabin / Meals / Jet Boat / Fishing Gear/ Professional Guide / Outstanding Hosts

 

NORTHERN MAINE - Bass Fishing Trip

 

Capt. John and Tami provide outstanding service, impeccable meals, and kind hospitality to anglers from all over. Nestled in the quiet town of Mattawamkeag, on the Mattawamkeag River, in Northern Maine, where explorers of the mid-1800’s, such as young Teddy Roosevelt, Henry David Thoreau, and Percival Baxter, who came in search of solitude, a glimpse the wilds of Maine, and ultimately, themselves.

 

As you plan your adventure to fish with Capt. John and stay at the River Nest, we can tailor any trip to fit your Dream. This exciting adventure is private to you and your party only. Your Guide from dawn to dusk is at your service.

 

The River Nest is located 16 miles from Lincoln, Maine and about an hour & a half from Bangor International Airport. You’ll be nestled in your own private glamping cabin overlooking the private shores of the Mattawamkeag River. After a day of casting and catching you can relax and sit back on your porch and unwind with the complimentary bottle of wine & listen to the thousands of birds that call this place home as your dinner is prepared. Sleep to the sounds of moving water and wake to a hearty breakfast and another day of fishing for the feisty bronze-back.

 

PENOBSCOT RIVER and/or FLAT-WATER FISHING: Spend your days casting and catching as you fish along the excellent fisheries of the Penobscot River where the Smallmouth Bass are feisty and in abundance. This stretch of the Penobscot River is known for first class fishing and unmatched beauty.

 

Discover the secrets of the surrounding lakes and ponds of the North Maine Woods which are home to large and hefty smallmouth bass.

 

After a fabulous and exciting day of fishing, unwind and Relax with dinner and restful sleep on the shores of Maine's longest free-flowing waters; the Mattawamkeag River. Wake to breakfast and another day of fishing for the feisty bronze-back.

 

INCLUDED: Your guided trip includes: Meals, Lodging, All Fishing Tackle (if needed), Daily Traditional Maine Guide Shore lunch prepared in the field beverages, and Professional Licensed Maine Guide with over 30 years fishing experience.

 

You will spend your day casting and catching in a comfortable Lund fishing boat with a jet drive motor and trolling motor for ease of fishing with 2 clients. The jet drive and sleek bottom enables Capt. John to navigate the rocky river at a nice clip, and troll into remote areas of smooth shallow areas of the lakes and ponds.

 

OPTIONAL: At your choice you may also decide a new adventure - A 10-mile canoe float trip from the Mattawamkeag River and into the Penobscot River.

 

​ITINERARY: You may fish as late as early or as late you wish, using your guide’s discretion.  Perhaps catching the early morning rise for four hours and catch the evening hatch; you would not want to miss it!

 

TRIP DURATION: How Many Days You Got?

 

LUNCH:  Prepared in the field - no bag lunches.

 

FISHING LICENSE:  You will need to have and carry a valid Maine fishing license.  You will be able to buy a fishing license to meet your fishing needs. Purchase on line - Please visit: https://moses.informe.org/cgi-bin/online/moses_v3/index  It’s very important to remember to carry it with you at all times while fishing.

 

TRIP FEES:

 

Per Day:  $450.00 up to two people

 

Booking your trip in advance ensures your specific dates. A 50% Deposit is Required at time of booking.

 

CANCELATION POLICY:  If you need to cancel your trip for any reason, you will receive 100% of your deposit, less credit card fees, as long as you give notice at least 30 days before your trip.  If you need to cancel within 2 weeks of your trip, you will receive 50% your deposit, less a processing fee.

 

RESCHEDULING:  If for any reason you cannot make it on the day you have chosen, a courtesy call and/or written notice must be received 48-hours before your scheduled trip.  We will reschedule your dates and roll over your deposit for the remaining season.  If you are unable to reschedule before December 31, your deposit will be absorbed by the guide.

 

To reserve your dates, Give me call. I'll handle the rest

 

(207) 290 - 2738

 

Wild Native Trout Fishing – Remote Fly Out Trip

 

All-inclusive / Cabin / Meals / Float Plane Flight / Fishing Gear / Professional Guide / Tall Tales / Wild Trout

 

3 Nights / 4 Days Fishing / Canoe & Motor

 

Wild Fish Equates to Wild Places

Some fisherman who come to the North Maine Woods prefer a remote wilderness fishing experience. Fly-out fishing trips, a “No Road” access is host to dozens of deep water trout ponds within and around the Highlands of Mt. Katahdin. These fisheries are for the Adventurer wanting to fish for wild native brook trout and features these brookies prefer: clean water and no competition from other fish species; just insects for food – and the fly on the end of your line.

 

These Brookies are really strong and the fight on the end of a line is twice over that of a hatchery fish that is double the size.

 

Fishing for native brook trout never takes you any place ugly and can only be described as a world of its own. Getting to those remote waters is one of the things that make this fishing trip so special.

 

It’s a trip that you'll talk about for a lifetime.

 

INCLUDED: Your guided trip includes: Float Plane Flight, Meals, Lodging, All Fishing Tackle (if needed),

 

and Professional Licensed Maine Guide with over 30 years fishing experience.

 

​ITINERARY:  Fish from sun-up to sun-down - with naps in between.

 

TRIP DURATION:  4 Days Fishing / 3 Nights Lodging (Please inquire for longer trips)

 

FISHING LICENSE:  You will need to have and carry a valid Maine fishing license.  You will be able to buy a fishing license to meet your fishing needs. Purchase on line - Please visit: https://moses.informe.org/cgi-bin/online/moses_v3/index  It’s very important to remember to carry it with you at all times while fishing.

 

TRIP FEES: Please call or visit: https://www.captjohnrogers.com/

 

​Booking your trip in advance ensures your specific dates. A 50% Deposit is Required at time of booking.

 

CANCELATION POLICY:  If you need to cancel your trip for any reason, you will receive a portion of your deposit, less processing such as flight fees and credit card fees, as long as you give notice at least 30 days before your trip.  If you need to cancel within 2 weeks of your trip, you will receive 50% your deposit, less a processing fee.

 

RESCHEDULING:  If for any reason you cannot make it on the day you have chosen, a courtesy call and/or written notice must be received 48-hours before your scheduled trip.  We will reschedule your dates and roll over your deposit for the remaining season.  If you are unable to reschedule before December 31, your deposit will be absorbed by the guide.

 

Once booked for this trip, we’ll send you a confirmation with a list of things to bring.

 

Call today for pricing and available dates. We’ll handle the rest.

 

ABOUT:

 

John was born and raised in Freeport, Maine. His mom taught him to trout fish when he was just three years old, and his uncle taught him to fly fish at the age of nine. John has spent the majority of his life on the water fishing, teaching others how to fish, and guiding.  He became a Licensed Registered Maine Guide more than 30 years ago when he moved his family from Southern Maine to Northern Maine, where they lived off the grid for a period of 10 years, really living up close and personal with the woods and waters of Maine. John also became a US Coast Guard Captain and chartered for years as a snow bird in the Florida Keys. Currently, John and his wife Tami live in two places, Lincolnville’s Mid-Coast Maine and on the Mattawamkeag River. Together, they own Maine’s Outdoor Learning Center, a place where people gain confidence in their outdoor skills - Registered Maine Guide Training, Maine woods Camping Adventures, and Penobscot River Canoe Trips; since 1997.

 

Capt. John, a Master Maine Guide for over 30 years has guided THOUSANDS of fishing trips from Maine to the Florida Keys. His life Passion IS fishing! John has fished many great waters throughout the US, Canada, Scotland, Costa Rica, Alaska, the Exuma Islands, Turks & Caicos Island and many more, and looks forward to new yearly adventures.

 

John prides himself as being on both ends of the boat; as a client with a hired guide and as a Maine Guide with clients who has hired him. He fully resonates with purposeful insight to meet the client’s needs, along with knowing right where the fish are laying and when to make that cast.

 

Capt. John has led 100’s of fishing trips on the Penobscot River alone and 100’s more into remote trout ponds (only accessible via float plane), and other flat-water fisheries.

 

Being on both ends of the boat makes Capt. John one of Maine’s most knowledgeable guides.

CLICK HERE to visit John's website!

 

 

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