Imagine yourself floating along in a McKenzie Drift Boat on the beautiful Upper Valley Section of the Connecticut River while fishing for Smallmouth Bass. My Speciality is Fly Fishing and Light Spinning with over twenty six years experience offering fully guided,safe and comfortable outdoor adventures. All equipment is included along with friendly and relaxed expert instruction. I accommodate beginner thru advanced, 9 - 90.

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River Excitement's John Marshall is putting up the oars at the end of this season after 30 years guiding for Smallmouth Bass and Trout. Learn how you can purchase the River Excitement business

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Fishing Trips and Scenic & Birding Floats on the Connecticut River

River Excitement is John Marshall of Hartland, Vermont. I have been guiding on the Upper Connecticut River for over 26 years and know the waters and the habits of its trout and smallmouth bass!

Join me by yourself or with friends & family for fun, relaxation, beautiful scenery and superb fishing this summer. Contact me today to find out what openings are available for this upcoming season.

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Contact me for a current fishing conditions report on the Connecticut River between New Hampshire & Vermont.
  • Ph: 802-457-4021
  • P.O. Box 65, Hartland Four Corners, VT 05049

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    River Excitement Offers You:
    Intimate knowledge of what fish want in what weather, season, and time of day
    Professional Licensed Registered Fishing Guide who is fully insured, CPR Certified, and First Aid Certified
    35 years of fly fishing experience and 26 years of guiding on the Upper Connecticut River
    Quality Equipment - Fly Fishing or Spinning
    Our Scenic Nature Floats offer Steiner Optics
    Digital Camera - Photo Emails
    Safe & Comfortable - Custom Built McKenzie Drift Boat
    Accommodating Beginner Thru Advanced

    River Excitement in the Media
    • Outdoor Life Magazine - August 2009
      "River Runners" by Terry Gibson
      River Excitement is acknowledged as one of the finest guide services in the country specializing in McKenzie Drift Boat Float Trips for Trout & Smallmouth Bass

    • "Eastern Outdoors"
      Drift Fishing the Connecticut River 1998
      by Bob Huttenmeyer

    • Vermont Public Television
      "Floating the Connecticut River"
      VPT comes on a smallmouth bass fly fishing float with me on the Connecticut River near Plainfield, NH

    • Vermont Life Magazine
      1995 Summer Issue
      "Guide to Fit the River"
      About a day fly fishing for trout on the Upper Connecticut River

    • North of Now by Walter Wetherell
      "Wild Trout" chapter
      Reflections of a day trout fishing

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  • River Excitement
    P.O. Box 65 * Hartland Four Corners, VT 05049
    802-457-4021 *

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