Posts Tagged ‘Fly fishing in maine’

Exceptional Fishing Guide :: Maine Fishing Adventures

Wednesday, August 5th, 2015

Fishing like any sport takes special expertise, but guiding ads another level of skill possessed by only a few. In the State of Maine, we take this skill seriously with special licensing and training. Selecting the right guide will make your trip not just an outing but a memorable adventure. When the Lodge coordinates a trip or designs an adventure package, we do so to create once in a lifetime experiences that you will remember for a long time to come. All Lodge guides have been vetted and our best guides are exclusive to the Lodge only. Adventure lodges, like the Lodge at Moosehead Lake, hang their reputation on this experience. This is why we are so proud to include Bob Howe, premier Registered Master Maine Guide, in our arsenal of skilled guides. Bob has guided for the Lodge for many years.

DSC02043Bob Howe has been hunting, fishing and trapping since the age of eight and has been guiding guests from all over the world for almost forty years. As a full-time guide, Bob has the ability to recognize and adjust to the ever changing situations of fish, wildlife and their environment. He is uniquely gifted in his ability to “read” a guest and provide the best possible experience for their expertise and expectations. His patience is amazing as he teaches young or old, introducing them to all types of fishing and making another lover of the sport. Bob has also acquired a passion for cooking and often shares his skills with guests or tantalizes them with biscuits on a stick, grilled strawberries or bean hole beans (cooked in the ground in a Dutch oven) as an accompaniment to your catch.

In addition to being a full-time guide, Bob owns and operates Maine Guide Snowshoe and Pine Grove Lodge, a four season sporting camp in Bingham, Maine. Bob is involved in many philanthropic endeavors including the “Pine Grove Program”, which Bob founded. Through this program, he provides free outdoor adventures to our nation’s veterans and first-responders.


According to Randy Flannery, owner and operator of Wilderness Escape Outfitter, Bob Howe is the best all around guide in the State of Maine. Bob has been featured in Field and Stream magazine, Outdoor magazine, Wall Street Journal and the London Post. He often is requested to council with political representatives on the Maine wilderness as a member of the Sportsman’s Alliance of Maine.

Bob is not just a great guide but truly an exceptional guide willing to share his love and passion for Maine and the great outdoors with our many guests and nature lovers.

What Makes Lodge at Moosehead Lake Special?

Friday, July 4th, 2014

This question runs through our head many times as we help guests with their reservations and itineraries. Guests come to the Lodge from all over the world and most are very well traveled.  

It could be our unobstructed view of the lake and surrounding mountains.  When you sit on your private deck, gazing quietly at the view, you see only nature around you.  There are no roads, electric lines, trucks or cars – just the trees, lake, maybe “Phil” our local groundhog, a leaping deer, wild turkey or soaring hawk.  The breeze is relaxing, as is the spell of fresh pine.

Moosehead Lake The rooms are as unique as you will find. Combining the elegance of 550 thread count sheets with custom made bed coverings, oriental rugs and twig furniture produces the rustic elegance we are trying to create.  Our bathroom vanities are handmade by the owner, Dennis Bortis.  Each is one of a kind, constructed of local wood with inlaid birch bark.  They are functional as well as beautiful –  a piece of art. Lodge at Moosehead Lake You have probably dined on Italian, French, and Mexican but only at the Lodge have we created our very own “Up North Cuisine”.  You won’t find a rack of lamb here but you will find stuffed trout, Bison Short Rib Pie, Lobster Mac & Cheese and a perfectly grilled beef filet.  After years of testing and refining, we find our menu is perfect.  We try to offer at least five entrees, five starters and two to three desserts – the options are so varied that a guest can join us every night. We only serve our lodging guests – this allows us the opportunity to give you the table for the evening, we never worry about turns.  We are here to make your stay and yours alone the best it can be.  

We are an adventure lodge.  It is here that Moose Safaris started in the Moosehead Lake area, long before outfitters arrived.  From our beginning as a Lodge, we have constructed unique adventures including the ORIGINAL Fly-in Canoe Trip – a full day of fun in the Moosehead Lake region, starting with a float plane ride, including fishing, canoeing and/or hiking and ending with a wildlife tour often including a moose sighting. If you are so lucky to catch a fish within limits, our chef will prepare it for you. There is so much to enjoy and experience.  You’ll find great accommodations and even gourmet food in the region, but only at the lodge do you get it all. . . Adventure, Pampering and Delicious Food.  That’s why the Lodge is listed in 1000 Places to Visit; make it your stop too.