Nice trout

Fishing in Maine
World-Class Fishing

Our lodge sits on the shore of First Roach Pond, which is eight miles long and has a maximum depth of 130 feet. This water is known for its salmon, lake trout and brook trout fishing. You can bring your own boat and gear or take advantage of our guided fishing trips in our 16-foot Lund, rigged with down riggers and all of the gear needed to provide you with a memorable day of fishing.
Licenses are available locally or online at:

Lake fishing: Salmon, Togue & Brook Trout,  One on one guiding 
Full Day $350.00
Half Day $250.00

Fly Fishing In Maine

Our area is best known for the famous Roach River, which runs six miles from First Roach Pond to Moosehead Lake. We are within walking distance to the headwaters of this beautiful river. The lower river also offers many fantastic pools, which are accessible by trail, from various tote roads. We can assist with guiding or directions, whichever you choose. This river is a flyfishing only, catch and release fishery, resulting in excellent salmon and brook trout fishing. There are many quiet pools to toss your "secret" fly in, in the hopes of luring that record brook trout or salmon to follow and swallow!

River fishing: Salmon & Brook Trout 
Fly Fishing: Full Day $300.00
Half Day $225.00
Drift Boat: Full Day $400.00

DW and salmon

Wayne & brookie

If you enjoy small pond fishing, we are surrounded by many remote ponds offering flyfishing for brook trout.

Drift Boat Fishing

We are also within driving distance of the West Branch of the Penobscot River and the East Branch of the Kennebec River. Both of these waterways are known for some of the finest fishing in Maine. Stretches of these rivers are wadeable, however, to make your day on these rivers more enjoyable and adventuresome, we offer guided fishing trips from our 17' Hyde drift boat.

Our 17-foot Hyde drift boat

The Boat is fully outfitted for two fly fishermen and the float trip allows us reach those eddies and pools beyond the reach of waders. This is truly one of the most enjoyable ways to spend a day on a river. These rivers offer the fly fisherman ongoing action through the whole fishing season with numerous hatches throughout the summer months.

DW Warren and drift boat catch

Ice Fishing

To help you get through those long winter months we offer ice fishing outings for the serious fisherman and for the family vacationers that want to get on the ice, have a picnic lunch and enjoy catching some fish. We fish for trophy Lake Trout by jigging; fish in the 8-10# class are common. We also fish for Salmon, Brook Trout and Splake. These fish can provide plenty of flag action. We have many bodies of water that provide exciting ice fishing within a short snowmobile ride of the lodge, so come along and enjoy a fun winter day.

B Big togue
SR Trophy
Todd's Cusk

Ryan and Mark with icefishing catch
Richard's togue - icefishing catch

All of these fishing experiences are at our doorstep and we are fortunate enough to live here and know these waters. You can enjoy a stay in our comfortable lodge and venture to these waters on your own or we can provide guided trips on all of the local bodies of water. Prices vary depending on your lodging and guiding needs. Please call.
Licenses are available locally or online at:

Last updated June 23, 2007. Copyright © 2000-2007 Northern Pride Lodge.

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