Sturtevant Pond Camps

Pakesso Guide Service is available on site. We recommend that you make reservations early, as Tom tends to fill up fast, but we can recommend other local guides. We can also recommend local guides for those guests who prefer to fish in New Hampshire. We always welcome as guests the clients of other guides from both New Hampshire and Maine.

    Sturtevant Pond offers some of the best smallmouth bass fishing to be found anywhere. The 600-acre pond has no public boat access and is virtually unfished. We like to think of it as Maine’s best kept secret. Umbagog Lake is 15 minutes away and also offers spectacular smallmouth fishing. Cranberry Pond, Big and Little Beaver Ponds, East and West Richardson Ponds are some of the small trout ponds where Sturtevant Pond Camps and Pakesso Guide Service maintain boats for guests staying at the camps.


    The Upper and Lower Magalloway River, Rapid River, and Sturtevant Stream in Maine and the Upper Androscoggin River in New Hampshire are only a few minutes’ drive from the camps. All these rivers offer some of the best dry fly and nymph fishing for trout in New England.


    Not a bass fisherman? Not a problem, because excellent trout and salmon fishing are just minutes away, as well as right on Sturtevant Pond. Aziscoos Lake, Richardson Lake, Umbagog Lake and Cupsuptic and Mooselookmeguntic Lakes are an easy drive from the camps and offer quality landlocked salmon and brook trout fishing.

Pond Fishing