For over 100 years anglers from around the globe have traveled to the Grand Lakes Region of Maine to experience it's exceptional Landlocked Salmon, Brook Trout, Lake Trout & Smallmouth Bass fishing.
As winter releases it's grip and the lakes see open water again, Landlocked Salmon, Lake Trout and Brook Trout can be found near the surface aggressively feeding on the annual smelt run. Trolling traditional hand-tied streamer flies by our own Registered Maine Guides,(from the comfort of our 20 foot Lund Alaskan) just inches below the surface will provide fast paced fishing action.
When the water warms, other fisheries emerge as well. The Grand Lakes region of Maine is nationally known for its world class Smallmouth Bass fishing, from crankbaits and soft plastics to top water this exciting fishing provides trophy bronzebacks all summer long and surely is a great way to introduce new and young anglers to the sport of fishing.
From small unspoiled remote ponds to quite rivers and still pools this time of year also offers the fly fisherman access to our Native Brook Trout fisheries. Casting dry flies during the many hatches to rising trout and salmon on still mornings and evenings will make for memories that will last a lifetime!
Here at Rising Sun Outfitters we welcome our angling guests to enjoy the rugged outdoors in the peaceful seclusion of our large, spacious, comfortable facility nestled on the shores of the Mattawamkeag River with all the conveniences of home.
Our modern facility can accommodate 7 anglers to a time with 3 full size and 4 twin beds, 2 full baths, full kitchen, large living room, along with 24 hour power, plus a covered porch to sit and enjoy the evening.
I have been hunting with Capt. Ernie & Rising Sun Outfitters the last couple of years. Simply stated he is the BEST ! Making sure every detail is perfect. TONS of quality birds in an AMAZING setting! TOP NOTCH equipment so that all hunters get to and from the hunting area safely ! I have been lucky to hunt many times up and down the east coast with many different guides and Ernie gets it!
Rising sun outfitters works day and night to make sure they put you on the X. This giving you the best opportunity to experience sea duck hunting at its best. You will enjoy everything from the hunting, accommodations and scenery while making great friends in the process.
I've been fortunate enough to hunt with many outfitters and can honestly say RSO is as good as they come. Ernie absolutely knows how and where to hunt those Maine eiders. We had no trouble shooting our limits for all three days and I would recommend this hunt to anyone looking for an east coast eider hunt !