We have a wide range of Guided Services to help you learn and enjoy the wonders of the Maine Wilderness. With over 50 years of guiding experience between our guides of different disciplines, we have guides to meet all of your needs.
Guided Fishing Trips
One of the best Smallmouth and Largemouth Bass fisheries in the state is right here at South Branch Lake Camps. The abundance of structure allows for these amazing bass to live in harmony and thrive, while feeding on the smaller bait fish and crayfish that live in the spring fed warm water lake. With no real predators besides a small population of pickerel, the bass are the dominant species and the number that you catch is evidence enough. At approximately three miles long and one and a half miles wide, with 9 islands, rocky shoals, flats and drops it can be a tougher lake to learn. This is why we have Clifton Ames and myself, to put you on the fish - and a lot of them. Days on the lake with Cliff have ended with 30-50+ fish landed, many of them in the 3lb-5lb range. Cliff is prepared to take out fly fisherman and spin casters. Cliff has been a Registered Maine Guide since the 90’s and a Master Maine Guide since 2004. He has spent his entire life hunting and fishing in the Maine wilderness and has a wealth of knowledge that he loves to share. He also has a Captains license with endorsements up to 50 tons so there is little to worry about when you are on the water with Cliff. You can expect a day that is all about YOU when you are with Cliff, his laid back attitude and a focus on making you happy allows you to fully enjoy your day and get what you expect. If you are looking for a bit more of an adrenaline rush and faster paced day ask Cliff about fishing stretches of the Penobscot or Piscatiquis rivers where fish might be a bit smaller but landed fish counts can top 100+ per person.
Guided Bear Hunts
50,000+ acres, decades of experience, and the opportunity to hunt over a professionally managed bait allows you a shot at harvesting a 400 pound black bear. Mix this with some amazing Smallmouth Bass fishing, homemade meals and the connections needed for a perfect end to end hunt and you can see yourself with us. Russ Aldrige is the Master Maine Guide that oversees the bear hunting operation here and with his team they produce some of the best success rates in the state. Do not be mistaken though, to harvest a Maine Black Bear you need to listen to the instructions and take this process seriously because it is no easy feat. But year after year we have hunters coming back to learn and experience what this is all about.
Guided Deer Hunts
Crisp November air, the markings of a huge buck, and the start of the trail are all you need to get going early in the morning. With options to do a partial or full guided deer hunt on our property we have the hunt you are looking for. We can either lay out a map and go through all of the information we have scouted out, drop you off and arrange for pickups, or we can lace up our boots and go out with you to help track down the monster rack you have been dreaming about. Whichever you choose, there will be a warm cabin and hot food awaiting your return. We book out each year with hunters remembering the 200 pound buck that they either harvested or watched walk through their spotting scopes with the hopes of being able to find him again. During this time of year the only way to stay with us is through the American Plan. Make sure you contact us early to ensure your place at camp this fall.
Guided Bird Hunts
Pheasants, grouse, woodcock, partridge, or migratory birds are among the options for bird hunters. Whether you use pointed dogs or set a blind we have the set up that will leave you wanting more. One of the best things about hunting birds here at South Branch is that you don't have to walk all day or spend half your day moving from location to location to try different spots if the first location is not producing. You also have your choice of hunting locations and will not be forced to hunt the same spot, unless, of course you would like to. You also have the option of going on a fully guided hunt or discussing ideas on locations and tactics and going about it on your own. Either way you are sure to have a great experience hunting for birds in the Maine woods.
Guided Moose Hunts
If you're lucky enough to hit the Moose Tag Lottery and need an outfitter to help ensure that you fill your tag, we are the go to option. We have a strong number of moose throughout zones 9,10,11 & 18 and have a 100% success rate in past years on filling moose tags. If you need some additional luck, there is the possibility that you can buy your tag through us, in the event we are graced with an Outfitters Tag for the season. Either way, the hard work Russ puts into scouting the zones year after year is what allows the 100% success rate to be a reality.