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Moosehead Lake Ice Fishing Trip

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Moosehead Lake Ice Fishing Trip

Moosehead Lake in north-central Maine offers some of the finest ice fishing in North America. Its waters are home to several amazing fish—including landlocked salmon, lake trout, brook trout, and freshwater cusk—all of which make excellent table fare. Regardless of whether you are new to ice fishing or have simply wanted to be shown some good locations in which to fish, this trip promises spectacular scenery and the chance for wild fish meals.


With three days of guided fishing (and as much or as little instruction as you wish), students will enjoy organic and wild food breakfasts and dinners.

Participants will stay at Tomhegan Wilderness Cabins, on the western shore of Moosehead Lake, which allows meal preparation and a warm wood stove for drying clothing. These cabins have running water, bathrooms, and hot showers (and are included in the price of the trip). The timing of this fishing adventure coincides with the first days in which landlocked salmon can be kept (if long enough).

Join Arthur Haines (Maine Hunting, Fishing, and Recreation Guide) with his wife Sara Moore (also a Maine Guide) for a few days on Maine’s largest lake at the edge of the Maine North Woods.


This trip will be limited to three students, which allows much more access to instruction and keeps for a more intimate setting in the evenings. Detailed information about accommodations, menu plan, specifics of the time out of the ice, and other logistics are all available upon request. Price is $750 dollars and is all inclusive except for driving to the location and lunch-time snacks. Please contact Arthur Haines (using the contact button in the upper right part of the web page) to identify if space is available and how to place a deposit to reserve your spot in this class. Participants do not need to own any ice fishing equipment, but will need a valid Maine Fishing License. Suggested clothing and gear list will be provided to participants that have placed a deposit. Sign up quickly so as not to miss an opportunity to feel the elation with bringing cold-water game fish onto the ice.

Earlier Event: September 27
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