Russ Theriault: A Maine Fishing Legend

Maine fishing guide Russ Theriault is the real deal. The 83-year-old registered Maine guide has been fishing Rockwood’s Moose River and Moosehead Lake since he was 4, and has seen a lot of changes over the years.

In the accompanying video, the gracious, soft-spoken Theriault takes New England Fishing host Tom Richardson on trip along the Moose’s upper stretch in his vintage Record canoe, for a date with one of the river’s famous landlocked salmon.

Later, they chat on the dock of Theriault’s riverfront home, recounting the veteran guide’s many days on the water and some of his many adventures.