The recovery of the Kennebec River and its fisheries is truly a great success story. With a range from Newfoundland to Florida, American shad and stripers used to run up numerous tidal rivers along the East Coast. However, with industrialization and dams came the extirpation of shad from much of their historic habitat. Both species have made their return to the Kennebec.
This spring (May 1 to June 15) Maine Outdoors is offering a limited number of striper / shad fishing combo trips in coordination with Selene’s Fly Shop in Gardner. Our combo striper and shad fishing trip is a fantastic way to experience the beauty of the Maine outdoors. Starting and ending at the Gardner Maine waterfront, you'll have the chance to reel in both striped bass and shad, making it a diverse and exciting fishing excursion.
Use either spin or fly fishing gear to try this unique opportunity.
We will take you to the best spots along the Kennebec River, where these fish are abundant. Whether you're an avid angler or a beginner, this trip offers a great opportunity to connect with nature and enjoy the thrill of catching these impressive migratory species.
Book your trip with us and get ready for a memorable day of fishing in the heart of mid-coast Maine!
Maine Outdoors will supply everything you’ll need for your fishing or nature exploration trip including:
Boat and Guide
Fishing rods, lures, and bait
Rain Jackets (if needed)
What You’ll Need to Bring
Your jacket in case the weather turns cool
Your credit card
For full day trips, Don will include lunch at a quiet shoreside setting.
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