Video: Fishing the Moose River with Master Maine Guide Russ Theriault

In late May of 2016, New England Fishing host Tom Richardson traveled north to Rockland, Maine, home of 80-year-old Russ Theriault, a registered Maine guide who has been fishing the Moose River and Moosehead Lake since he was 4.

In this video, the gracious, soft-spoken Theriault takes Tom fishing along the Moose’s upper stretch in his vintage Record wood canoe, for a date with one of the river’s famous landlocked salmon.

Later, the 2 men chat on the dock of Theriault’s riverfront home, recounting the veteran guide’s many days on the river and the changes he has witnessed over the years.