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

Hi, I’m Capt. John and I hold such a deep passion for fishing. I have fished many waters of our vast world and am excited to fish many more. I have been guiding on the Penobscot River since “1993” WOW! Did I just say that out loud?! I have no idea where the time has gone, and with each trip, it still feels new and exciting.


I have guided over hundreds of trips from Maine to the Florida Keys and although I am passionate about Tarpon and Bone Fishing, my heart lies with the Smallies. Something about how they take a fly or a lure... and then there's the JUMP! You know what I mean right?! That’s always the thrill of the Smallie.


My wife Tami and I Live in Lincolnville, Maine and here in the Mid-coast I guide for Trout, Bass, and Striped Bass. We also have a summer place on the Mattawamkeag River, and I guide on the Penobscot River for small mouth bass. The Mattawamkeag is also a great fishery for small mouth bass and is the longest free flowing river in Maine.


Basically I  guide from Mid-Coast Maine - Camden, Lincolnville, Hope - to the shores of the Penobscot River in Northern, Maine - I can tell you this - you will have the finest day of fishing that one could ever hope for.


My motto because time does pass by so quickly – FISH! and Fish Often!


RIVER and LAKE Fishing:  Lund Boat with a jet drive motor and trolling motor for ease of fishing with 2 clients. The jet drive and sleek bottom enables me to navigate the rocky river at a nice clip.




There is REALLY great fishing here in the Mid-Coast. When people hear "Camden, Maine" they think "Ocean" But I can tell you that our lakes and mountains are hidden gems. They are simply outstanding!


 The Penobscot River is a treasure! I have guided 50 days in a row, catching at least 50 - 75 fish a day and if I see another boat I think "Wow, it's a busy day today!" It's an incredible fishery with TONS of wildlife from Eagles, Moose, deer, and the occasional bear or bobcat.


I also offer Fly-Out Trout Trip in the shadows of Mt. Katahdin. I would love to share this information and trip with you. Just give me call or send me an email.


 However, wherever you choose to fish, it will be an exceptional day.


 I offer full days and 1/2 days. Fly or Spin - all tackle is included if needed. Lunch too!


 Guided Fishing Trips for 1 or 2 People:


* All fishing tackle if needed


* Comfortable jet drive boat with trolling motor


* Maine Guide Shore lunch


Full Day: $350.00   1/2 Day: $250.00


Capt. John lives and breathes being one with nature and has been a Master Maine Guide for over 30 years. John has guided THOUSANDS of fishing trips from Maine to the Florida Keys and his passion IS Fishing. He’s fished many great waters throughout the US, Canada, Scotland, Costa Rica, Alaska, the Exuma Islands, Turks & Caicos Island and many more.


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


Capt. John has led 100’s of trips down the Penobscot Rive alone and 100’s more into remote trout ponds (only accessible via float plane) and salmon fisheries. Being on both ends of the boat makes Capt. John one of Maine’s most knowledgeable guides.


For more information please contact:


Captain John A. Rogers


(207) 290-2738




MORE: 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 the Camden’s vibrant town, shops, the harbor, FISHING, wellness, and hiking trails. There’s something for everyone in Mid-Coast Maine. Most people who visit come back again and again.


Stretching over 350 miles, the Penobscot River is a lengthy, majestic river which flows east into the Atlantic Ocean.  This rugged river is flanked by strong woods and is a true picture of natural beauty. The main stem of the Penobscot flows south for 60 miles past forest, farms, and towns.


Some of the best fishing in Maine can be found within the stretches of both fast and slow-moving waters.


The Penobscot River is a spectacular scenery and home for 20 plus nesting pairs of Bald Eagles.


Fly-out Trips - No road access float plane only: Dozens of deep water trout ponds within and around Mt. Katahdin have the features brookies prefer: clean water and no competition from other fish species; just insects for food – and the fly on the end of your line.


Fishing for native brook trout never takes you any place ugly. Maine’s Northern Forests abounds native brookies “Wild fish equates to wild places”.

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