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!
Just finished my second outing this year with owner, Mike Hegarty. He's a very colorful character, and truly excellent at what he does. I'm already looking forward to next years outings with him. The total experience is simply amazing.
Thanks for a great week of fishing/camping. Fly fishing in Grand Lake Stream & trolling for bass in West Grand Lake were phenomenal. I’m pleased to have caught the record breaking 61st fish of the day. Camping & fishing on West Branch of the Penobscot were also incredible. Great weather, fall colors and good friends made for an ideal trip!
Just a Great day fishing the West Branch of the Penobscot. Caught lots of fish to include my first landlocked salmon. It was a perfect day. Mike is a great guy, very personable we hit it off right off the bat. Even before I got to Maine I knew Mike was a great guide. Just by all the phone calls and email corespondence it was far and above what anyone could expect. I can't wait till next time! Fish On! Wayne Kline
Spent a couple quality days on Grand Lake Stream introducing my son to fly fishing. The instruction provided by our guide, Mike, was excellent. We caught plenty and had a great time. Looking forward to another trip with Chick Hill in the Fall.