Whisperwood Lodge

Overlooking peaceful Salmon Lake in the Belgrade Lakes Region of Maine, famous for its largemouth and smallmouth bass fishing.

Hosts: Cameron & Renee McCafferty
Belgrade, ME
(207) 465-3983

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Maine Guide Information

Let a Guide show you the way!

Whisperwood invites you to take advantage of the opportunity to explore and experience some of the exciting outdoor adventures that our beautiful Belgrade Lakes Region has to offer. 

Try spending a day or even a few days with one of our knowledgeable Registered Maine Guides. Your outdoors adventure will be a great experience spent with a professional who has integrity and the commitment towards the client’s best interest.  The Guides focus is maintaining a high standard of safety, along with a relaxing atmosphere and enjoyable outdoors experience. 

Turkey Hunt - Hunt private land in central Maine's farmlands and woods for Maine’s elusive wild turkey. Maine offers an excellent wild turkey hunting experience!  Big, wild, unpressured birds are a turkey hunters dream come true!  Our guides use ground blinds and natural cover and offer both bow and shotgun hunts.  Clients are required to have a small game Maine hunting license.  If you tag out, our guides will take you fishing or on a coyote hunt!  Rates: $200 a day dawn - noon.  

Here's a link to a blog on our web page too

Spring Turkey Hunting

Mike Guarino
Maine Wilderness Tours
7 Croquet Lane
Belgrade ME 04917

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Choose from a variety of Guided Outdoor Activities which include:
Fishing, Canoeing, Kayaking & Whitewater Rafting Trips

 To get the guided trip of your choice, it is recommended that you make
advanced reservations before you get to Whisperwood.

Guided Fishing Trips 

If you are coming to Whisperwood for the first time and are unsure about how to fish the Lake, or maybe you did not have very good luck on your last fishing trip. Think about hiring a Registered Maine Guide to show you what is happening on the Lake.  The Guides spend a lot of time on the Lakes and have the knowledge to make your fishing experience a good one. The path to success is best achieved by applying proven results from those that have already achieved what you desire. There truly is no better way for you to rapidly advance your skills than to get the insight and knowledge from a Fishing Guide that knows the waters and patterns of the fish you are seeking.

The Big Plus - you are going to have a great time doing it! 

For a guided fishing trip
, you can choose from a wide variety of different lakes, ponds, streams or rivers in the Belgrade Lakes Region.  We offer full fishing guide service for trophy Northern Pike, Salmon, Brook Trout, Brown Trout, Largemouth Bass and Smallmouth Bass. Enjoy a float trip down the Kennebec River for trophy Brown Trout or take the children fishing for some White Perch. Rates range from $225 - $300 a day depending on the number in your party. Boat and fishing gear provided.

Here are some recommended guided fishing trips:

  • Salmon Lake / McGrath Pond – Smallmouth, Largemouth Bass, Brown/Brook Trout

  • Salmon Lake / McGrath Pond - Black Crappie and white/yellow perch

  • Messalonskee Lake – Smallmouth, Largemouth Bass, Northern Pike, Splake

  • Great Pond – Northern Pike

  • Long Pond -  Landlocked Salmon (trolling)

  • Great Pond -  Brown Trout (trolling)

  • Kennebec River, Sidney – Smallmouth Bass and (spring/fall) Striped Bass

  • All Belgrade Chain of Lakes – (spring & summer) Small & Largemouth Bass

Northern Pike Fishing

The Belgrade Lakes area offers one of the best chances of anywhere in New England at catching a true trophy Northern Pike

The Belgrade’s are famous for trophy Northern Pike and catching this challenging fish is a specialty of the area Guides. Try taking a trip with one of our Registered Maine Guides and enjoy trying your luck in catching one of these toothy monsters. We provide all the tackle and bait. Fly fishermen are welcome too, be sure to bring your camera!

The best time of year is around May 1st – June 30th and again in the fall from early September – November 1st.  We do catch them in the summer, but it can be slow fishing.

Please contact us for more information.

Remote Trout Fishing Trip
- The remote Ponds and streams are located approximately 1-hour drive north of Belgrade Lakes. Fish in a canoe and / or float tube for native brook trout with a Master Maine Guide.

The fee includes a shore lunch - $200 /day per person. 

Maine’s Striped Bass Fishery is the success story of the 2000’s! Here is your chance to enjoy one of the best fly-fishing or conventional tackle fishing on the coast. Throw in an occasional blue fish and you have one memorable trip! Rates vary depending on the number of people in your party. Rates: Price range is from $250 for inland trip (2 people - 4 hours - $350 for 2 people - 6 hours) - $350 full day for coastal fishing. Ocean trips are usually based in Bath, Maine which is about 45 minutes in travel time from the Belgrade area

Contact us for more information.


Registered Maine Guide, Mike Guarino

Registered Maine Guide, Bill LaFlamme

      Other Guided trips

Canoe or Kayak Trip

Another great family adventure! Try an enjoyable day paddling and exploring Belgrade Stream or the Kennebec River with one of our knowledgeable Guides. These trips offer wonderful scenery and excellent bird and wildlife watching opportunities. An enjoyable care free day on the water. Guided trips are $65 per person and include boat rental and shuttle service back to starting point.

Please contact us for more information.


Canoe Trip and Lobster Picnic, on Belgrade Stream or the Kennebec River.

Advanced reservations are required. Guided trips are $100 per person and include canoe and equipment rentals, shuttle service and a full Lobster Picnic. Fishermen and wildlife photographers are welcome! The trip length is approximately 3.5 hours and is an easy paddle. Perfect for beginners, kids and families.  Contact us for more information


White Water Rafting Trip

Excellent family adventure! Enjoy spending a day on one of Maine’s three premier white water rafting rivers. The rates for the rafting trips vary depending on the time of year (peak season) and weekday vs weekend trips.   Contact us for more information. 




Please note: To get the guided trip and /or Guide of your choice, it is highly recommended you make an advanced reservation before you get to Whisperwood. 


Registered Maine Guide (State Requirements)

The State of Maine's Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife has been licensing guides for over 100 years. To be licensed as a Maine Guide, an applicant must successfully pass a written test and oral examination.  In the process they must prove proficiency in the classification in which they are testing.

 Each Maine Guide must possess at the time of application, certifications in Standard First Aid and CPR.  Guides are licensed under the following specialized classifications:

  • Recreation - Canoeing, Camping, hiking, dog sledding, snowshoeing, skiing, ATVing, snowmobiling, mountain climbing, mountain biking

  • Whitewater - Rafting on specific rivers

  • Fishing - freshwater lake and river, fly or spin cast

  • Hunting - For any game species by bow, crossbow, rifle, shotgun or blackpowder

  • Sea Kayaking - All Maine coastal waters

  • Tidewater Fishing - Coastal and inland tidal waters, sports fishing by fly or spin cast

  • Master Guide - A guide who has been licensed continuously for a ten year period and that they have a minimum of 5 years experience in the specialized classification.  During the 5-year period at least 80 hours of time each year must be spent in the act of direct guiding

When hiring a Guide, be sure that the person is registered and licensed in the outdoors classification for your needs.

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