Guided Fly Fishing Trips

The Kennebec River Gorge in The Forks, Maine is well-known for its exciting Class IV whitewater rapids and rafting trips. When the dam is not releasing those big water flows, the Upper Kennebec Gorge becomes a fly fishing haven for Brook Trout and Salmon. Join our professional fishing guides for Maine’s most unique trip!

Maine Fly Fishing on the Kennebec River Gorge

Before Maine’s largest hydroelectric dam releases 5,000 cubic feet of water per second for power generation (and whitewater rafting), the Kennebec River gorge is a hidden gem for anglers. Our partners and professional Maine guides at Kennebec River Anglers have mastered entry into this remote section of the Kennebec River gorge for Maine’s most unique and remote guided fly fishing trip, filled with landlock salmon, brown trout, rainbow trout, and brook trout. Private trips, with one to two anglers on each raft, are the perfect experience whether you’re an avid angler or a beginner. From true tail-water fisheries below Maine’s hydroelectric dams, to freestone sections of braided river, and remote mountain ponds, we have a variety of outstanding water to choose from – for a customized trip, including salmon fishing on the world class Penobscot River, give us a call. For an action packed trip available as full or half day, explore the bass fishing trips.

Fly Fish for Trout and Salmon

Your Registered Maine Fishing Guide maneuvers the raft through the Kennebec River gorge, providing river knowledge, tips and tricks to get you into the best fishing spots. Your day starts bright and early at Northern Outdoors Adventure Resort, where you will meet your guide. Each trip includes transportation to/from the river, beverages, snacks, a hearty lunch, a Registered Maine Guide and all the equipment you need for a great day of fly fishing. All our trips are catch and release- so bring your camera! You’ll also want to bring a hat, sunglasses, sunscreen and rain gear (rain jackets and pants are recommended). Fishing trips cannot be booked online, so give our team a call at 207-663-4466 to book your guided fishing trip.

Please purchase your Maine Fishing License prior to the trip by visiting Maine IF&W or in person at our main lodge.

Fly Fishing Kennebec Gorge Trip Details

Registered Maine
Fishing Guides

Registered Maine Guide Badge


The Forks Adventure Resort
The Forks, Maine

Maine Fishing License

Maine IF&W

Meeting Time

5:00 AM

Trip Duration

8+ hours


Full day trip with gourmet grilled lunch included.


May – October

Trip Pricing

1-2 Anglers



Minimum Age 10

What to Bring

All our trips are catch and release so be sure to bring your camera!

Fly rods, spinning gear, flies and tackle are all supplied by us, but feel free to bring your own gear with you. You’ll also want to bring a hat, sunglasses, sunscreen and rain gear.

Give us a call or send us an email – we can help you find the perfect cozy cabin to relax in after your fishing trip!

Northern Outdoors’ year round resort & guided fishing is located in The Forks, Maine

We sat down with Kennebec River Angler Owner Chris Russell to explore the unique fishing opportunities in the deep gorges of the Kennebec River watershed…