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Shore Lunch Entrees

Please see the Maine Guide Services page under “About Randy” to view the shore lunch selections for 2017! Please give us 2 weeks notice if you’re making you’re own selections.

Cabin Fever Reliever

I’ll be appearing this weekend at the Cabin Fever Reliever put on by the Penobscot Fly Fishers at the Brewer Armory in Brewer, Maine.  In addition to having a booth on Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 25-26, I’ll speaking in the lecture room at 9:30 Saturday morning.  Please come to the event to say hello, and to […] Continue Reading

How Handsome Can You Get?

Here are Dakota (R) and Tennyson (L) on their way home from a hunt.  The slight ridge up high on Dakota’s nose is the indentation made by his reading glasses.  He’s a year and a half old, but reads at the 3 year-old level.

Fall Fishing, Part II

Moving from Quebec to the maritime provinces is a move toward the Gulf Stream.  Fall colors sometimes peak even later than they do in Maine, which, after all, is not really south of Nova Scotia, but west of it.  This year, we arrived for a flood on Canadian Thanksgiving, our Columbus Day.  It took the […] Continue Reading

Two of my Atlantic salmon champions

Here are Jim Fowler and Bill Dunkelberg  on the Bonaventure River on the Gaspé Peninsula in Quebec, each with beautiful fall fish taken on very small flies, then quickly released.  

The Passing of One of the Great Ones

With a heavy heart, I report the passing of one of the great Master Maine Guides I’ve known in my career.  David Sockabasin, son of Lola Sockabasin died last night at home surrounded by loved ones after having spent four months in hospitals and rehab facilities fighting complications from diabetes.  He leaves behind his wife, […] Continue Reading

Casting Lesson

This is the campus of Ames Free Library in Easton, MA where I’ve spoken three times and have also been Author-in-Residence.  It’s a wonderful asset to the whole region with a great variety of free programs open to the public, year round.  On a Saturday in April, we had a nice turn out for some […] Continue Reading

Dakota & Tennyson, good boys!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p3CYXX_33gs

Dakota and Tennyson’s First Snow

Season Closer

This specimen (an Atlantic Salmon) was briefly lifted out of the gin-clear waters of the Bonaventure River in the Gaspé Peninsula of Quebec, Ca.  It marked, for me, the close of a very full season of guiding back in Maine.   The moment was memorable, thanks to the company of some great fishing friends, and to those […] Continue Reading