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Chick Hill Guide Service

110 Chick Hill Rd
Clifton Maine , 04428

Thanks for a great Maine grouse hunt - ended up with three birds! Your dogs did great, and I really enjoyed the area, Maynard's in Maine, and your company. I learned a lot from you, and you really put me at ease. Looking forward to a future trip!

Mike is a great guide. He knows the water, put me on fish, had the right gear, worked hard to keep fly rigs changed and productive, and gave me every opportunity to catch fish (which I did). But, that’s just the beginning! Mike is personable, listens, and communicates well. As we began planning the trip, he understood that what I was looking for was more than a just a couple of days of fishing. In short, he did what he could to ensure I had a memorable experience and I would say that he succeeded beyond expectation. I caught fish and had a great time, making memories that will last a lifetime! I am already trying to determine when I can schedule my next trip with Mike. I recommend him highly and without reservation!
Lou Forbringer
St Lois, MO

What a pleasure it was spending a day on the Penobscot River. The river’s tranquil beauty and excitement of catching fish with friend Nancy C. made for a great day! Our expert guide Mike Hagerty provided all the equipment necessary, a boat load of enthusiasm, encouragement and helpful tips. There wasn’t a care in the world except to enjoy the picnic lunch, company, conversation and laughs! Thanks Mike for making the day fun and memorable! I highly recommend Chick Hill Guide Service for its attention and commitment to provide clients with an exceptional experience!

A fabulous day of fishing on the Penobscot River with my friend, Carol T. And guided by Mike Hagerty of Chick Hill Guide Service. We caught and released bass, had a picnic, shared stories, and had fun! Ladies, you have got to experience a day of fishing where you are waited on the entire time! Just sit back and enjoy🎣

Thanks for a great day out on the lake. Enjoyed the fishing as much as the company. Been out with a few guides in my time and you are absolutely top notch!

Mike organized a great half day fishing trip on Toddy Pond with a second guide and boat for our group of 5. We all caught lots of small and large mouth bass using a variety of different types of lures and bait. Both guides were knowledgeable and fun to spend a half day with. I look forward to fishing again with Mike!

Mike took my sister Liz and I out for 2 days of fishing on Toddy Pond for both fly and spin fishing and we had an amazing time! We caught a lot of largemouth and smallmouth bass and he helped us land a couple of monsters. Mike was very personable and patient with us and was a lot of fun to be around. One day we also brought our mother who was a total novice and Mike was very helpful with making the day fun for her too. Overall, we had 2 great days with Mike and I would highly recommend Chick Hill Guide Service.

My Son Sean and I spent a fish filled day with Mike while on our Bar Harbor family vacation. Mike was both personable, funny and an excellent teacher. We are average fly fisherman and Mike put us on both Large & Small Mouth on Toddy Pond. His insight and practical way of teaching made us better and also allowed us to land some very nice fish. If in this area again, we will fish with Mike again. Highly recommended.

Thanks again Mike.

Number 37

What a wonderful day!....first time day on the Penobscot river with Mike Hegarty. Awesome boat. Wife and I really enjoyed the day. He provides everything. I have not used a guide but once before and that was way out west with the friend of a friend. It was different than Mike. Mike provided EVERYTHING. Rods, reels, lines, leaders, tippets, flies (and changed them when they stopped working, he tied them on as well) All I had to do was show up, no gear required. Mike provided everything and knew how to fish for the species targeted. All I had to do was show up and enjoy the day. Mike put me on lots of smallmouth bass. What a day. OH...and the wife said she was so relaxed knowing Mike was in control of everything....she totally relaxed and enjoyed the day very much.....Thank you Chick Hill Guide Service! Jim

nr 36

"First trip to Maine and fishing was our plan. Mike Hegarty did an excellent job getting us out on the Penobscot River and getting us on some great fish. We will be back for sure!"

Testimonial #35

"thank you Mike for your great instruction! We enjoyed it very much and will certainly look you up for future occasions!"

Testimonial nr 34

We had a great weekend fishing with Mike at remote ponds near AMC's Little Lyford Lodge. So many wild brook trout we lost count! Mike is very knowledgeable about fly fishing in general and many classic fishing locales in Maine. Would highly recommend a trip with Mike.

Testimonial # 33

Had a fabulous time! Great fishing (lost track after 50 brook trout) and great company. Many thanks for the tips and guidance. We WILL be calling you for more adventures. Jim Elliot

Testimonial # 32

“I had the pleasure of spending a day with Mike at Baker Pond fly fishing for brook trout. Not having cast a fly for several years, Mike’s encouragement and well-timed tips had me casting and catching fish in no time. His enthusiasm was contagious and made for a great day on the water.”
Nick Puiia
Scarborough, Maine

Testimonial 31

Mike is a great guide. I had the best fishing experience of my life with him. He is knowledgeable, friendly, explains things well and generally knows how to teach and make it fun. Scott Efland

Testimonial #30

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!

Testimonial #29

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.

Testimonial #28

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)
Easton, Pa.