At Tylor Kellys Camps and Guide Service we offer guided fishing trips in some of the most pristine waters in Northern Maine. Whether your passion is throwing a fly into a remote trout pond or casting for the hard hitting muskie right off the shore in front of camp, you can enjoy it all here. Lodging and/or meal plans available.
Fly Fishing for Muskie on the Allagash River
Like ’em or not, muskies are thriving in the St John River watershed in Northern Maine. The muskellunge is the largest member of the pike family and a relative new comer to the pristine waters of northern most Maine. In 1970 the Quebec government introduced muskie into Lac Frontier on the northwest branch of the St John River. In the following years, muskie migrated downstream and established a self sustaining population. In 1984 Maine's Inland Fisheries and Wildlife confirmed the presence of muskie in the upper St John River.
Currently Maine does not regulate any bag limits or length restrictions on muskies. With miles of unpopulated lakes, rivers, slow moving dead waters and weed beds it’s possible to imagine casting a line into untouched populations of these predatory fish.
A 31 lb Muskie that measured 48" was caught in Glazier Lake in 2009, it held the state record until 2010 when a 33 lb fish was pulled from the St John River. These top end predator fish will continue to break records in Maine in the years to come as their size has not peaked out in Maine waters just yet.
We prefer river fishing where the fish can be targeted and action can be faster with typical Muskie in the 34-38" range.
From our Camps, it’s a quick 30 minute ride on MSA trail ITS92 to Glazier Lake. Generally safe ice conditions are mid January to early March.
Maine is one of the few places you can still fish genetically pure brook trout in their naturally wild and pristine habitat. The main concentration of wild and native brook trout are found in Northern Maine where cooler temperatures are found, higher quality habitat, and less competition from other species.
Wild Brook Trout are defined as water that have not been stocked in 25 years and have naturally reproducing trout population.
Native Brook Trout are defined as never been stocked, genetically pure brook trout, unchanged since the glacier water receded at the end of the ice age.
Come visit the remote trout ponds and streams in Northern Maine. A trout fisherman’s paradise!