Big Canoe Trips

There is something about a true wood/canvas canoe that is warm and inviting, and we would like to think it is more productive. Our 20-foot Norwest freighter is beautifully crafted and equipped with an eight-horse, four-stroke Johnson motor—a quiet and clean running engine that makes an early morning troll very enjoyable.

Two fishermen can easily stand up and cast in this extremely rugged and stable craft, hooking landlocked salmon, togue, and brook trout that are often 16” to 20” long, plucked from the cold water lakes of New Hampshire and Maine. In the Rangeley Lakes Region of Maine, for example, the canoe is truly king, and endless options are available for netting large salmon and brook trout on some of the most picturesque and wild stretches of water in New England.

We also use the 20-footer to go after large and small mouth bass with fly rods on Maine and New Hampshire’s many lakes and ponds when the local rivers get too warm for good trout fishing. But in the fall, we turn our attention back to the trout, which have grown fat and sassy; their spawning colors rival the foliage along the shores where we fish, oftentimes, well into October and early November.

The romance of wood and canvas canoes is age-old, so if you are looking to have an adventure that is authentic and reminiscent of a trip from yesteryear, this is the boat to do it in. We promise a memorable journey where time is spent studying the currents of nature and casting lines from one of the most elegant watercraft you will ever be in.

What we provide

Expert instruction, the best locations, and a fishing trip reminiscent of the ones your grandfather or father used to take.

Price: $275 for a half day, which accommodates one or two people. Trips go from as early as you like to 10 a.m. Or, we can depart at 2 or 3 p.m. and fish until dusk. Reserve today...

We also do regular Canoe Trips.