Maine Fishing Guides

Fishing Guides With A Lifetime of Experience

Our Captains Have Fished Maine Their Whole Life & Fish On Their Days Off.
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Captain Derek Peters

Captain Derek Peters holds a USCG Masters Captains license as well as a Registered Maine Fishing Guides license. He has lived in Maine his entire life has always been an avid outdoorsman and fisherman. He began his chartering career as a first mate in 2002 and instantly fell in love with taking people fishing!

I started Apex Charters because I love being on the water and fishing. There is nothing better than making a living doing something you love to do every day. Even on my days off from the boat, I go fishing.

My entire life I’ve been fishing both salt and fresh water. In 2014 I started Apex Charters & Fishing Guide Service with a mission to ensure everyone who steps on my boat leaves with a smile even on slower fishing days.

I love having first-time anglers catch their first fish with me as well as experienced anglers catching their biggest. My goal is to show people a great time that gets the whole family hooked on fishing.

No one works harder than I do to make sure everyone is having fun. For experienced anglers, I want their trip with me to be remembered above their other trips even if we didn’t catch the biggest or most fish that day. With new or inexperienced people I want them to have a positive experience and want them to go home and want to go fishing again.

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Captain Chris Gagnon

Captain Chris holds a USCG Captains license as well as being a Registered Maine Fishing Guide. He is a Maine resident but also spends his winters guiding in Florida.  

I have fished salt and freshwater all over new England my whole life. I’ve worked commercial fishing boats as well as charter boats for the past 25 years.

From first-timers to experienced anglers, I love what I do and enjoy interacting with all kinds of personalities and people.

I really enjoy having kids on the boat making memories, they are the future of the sport. I promise I will do whatever it takes to make the trip one that you will remember.

Fishing Guides With Two Fully Equipped Boats


Sea Hunt Gamefish With Twin 150hp's

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C-Hawk Pilot House with 300hp Suzuki

20+ Average Fish Caught Per Trip

3000+ Fish Caught Each Season

Thousands Of Happy Clients

Maine Fishing Guides & Charter Packages

Competitively Priced For A Superior Experience & Maine's Top Fishing Guides.

Striper Fishing Guides

This is our most popular trip, where we target stripers and bluefish usually after catching mackerel for bait. We offer 4 & 6 hour trips!

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DeEp Sea Fishing Guides

We can go to ledges and offshore humps to target Cod, Haddock, Pollock, Cusk, Hake, Shark, and sometimes even Halibut. 

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There is nothing like watching kids with smiles from ear to ear reeling in fish! Our kid trips are shortened to two hours of fishing.

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Fun Lobster Tours

Family fun lobster tours give people of all ages the ability to get out on the water, check some lobster traps, and hold live lobsters!

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Scenic, Sunset, & Sandbar Trips

For scenic tours where we go is up to you. Let us be your guides and if planned near sunset you’ll experience some beautiful views.

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