Fishing with Mike was one of the best fishing trips I have been on. His boat was amazing and he is so enthusiastic about what he does. So encouraging when the fish weren’t biting and lit up when a fish took the line. Fishing with someone who loves the outdoors and has tons of knowledge is such a great experience. I would absolutely recommend a day on the water with Mike. Great company, fantastic weather and a great time fishing!
Mike is a great guide and provided much insight and techniques for fishing these waters. He put us on some beautiful water and was never short on conversation. I really enjoyed my time in Maine and Mike made the experience one I won't soon forget.
A year came and went it was time for my annual fishing trip to Maine. After last year’s trip with Mike there was no doubt we’d be fishing together this year. We talked beforehand and made a plan. The Roach River it will be. Mike took time before hand to recon the river so no time was lost when we got there. We had a great day on the water. Mike is a great fly fishing guide. Can’t wait till next time. (Look out East outlet)
I was looking for a local guide to take my son and me fishing during our first trip to Maine, and Mike delivered big time!. Mike was a terrific teacher for two novice fishermen and we both caught a number of fish! Mike made sure to check in beforehand and he planned a perfect day on the water. He even helped us fix a flat tire before we went out on the water! If you are looking for a knowledgeable guide who is a pleasure to spend a day with, I highly recommend Chick Hill guide service!
My son and I spent two days with Chick Hill Guide Service. As first time fly fishers, we learned a lot - Mike's patient coaching methods enabled us to not only become better fly fishermen, but we started catching fish! The Penobscot river was beautiful, with lots of bass. Loved the boat, and quality gear. Thanks Mike, for a great two days.
Great day fishing West Grand Lake. Mike got us into fish right away. He is a great boat driver and knowledgeable guide, and a pleasure to talk to. LOVE the Maine Freighter. Comfortable, and handles well in the wind. Thanks Chick Hill Guide Service!
“I couldn’t have asked for a better day on the water with Mike. His canoe was so stable, I stood and casted effortlessly! Mike is considerate, funny, and genuine - You could feel his true excitement when I had hooked up on a fish! I really appreciated the helpful hints and tricks he provided that put me on so many fish I lost count. I CANNOT WAIT to fish with Mike again - highly recommend.”
Had a great day. I really advanced my casting and overall fly fishing knowledge, and got lots of practice hooking and playing some very nice smallmouth bass! Mike is a great guide, and I enjoyed talking to him throughout the day.
“Mike is truly an exceptional guide. He’s the whole package: a really nice guy, extremely knowledgeable about fly fishing and the Maine outdoors, a patient teacher, and a raconteur. Without question the best guide I have ever met. I highly recommend him!"
I haven't been fishing since I was 12, and an opportunity came up while I was working in the Bangor area to reconnect with Captain Mike Hegarty and also try fishing for the first time in 30 years. He accommodated us on fairly short notice (2 days), and offered a half-day on the Penobscot River. Through his guidance, I was able to make the first catch, and managed to reel-in 4 more throughout the afternoon. Between the two of us, we caught a total of 8-10 Penobscot Smallies. Great time, with a great guide, and an old friend.
Thank you so much for the relaxing and fun afternoon!