Mass Bass Adventure

Mass Bass Adventure

Smallmouth, Largemouth, and Striped Bass. The Mass Bass Grand Slam on the fly.

After arriving in Boston, we will venture west to the Berkshires. Tucked along the Appalachian Mountains, the Berkshires are home to countless lakes and ponds, hundreds of miles of streams, and the headwaters of the Housatonic River. The fishing kicks off with some action-packed smallmouth fishing mixed with the chance for an enormous pike. The combination of wade-fishing and time in canoes provides a good mix of opportunities for some trophy smallmouth and a chance for an aggressive pike. It will also help prepare us for our backcountry canoe trip to a hidden lake full of largemouth bass and pickerel. Then, with two bass species under our belts, we will head to the Cape, searching for some striped bass on the flats to complete the Mass Bass Grand Slam. Our final adventure will bring us to the North Shore. The following day, three of the best captains in MA will pick us up right from our campground for a day spent fly and light tackle fishing for massive stripers. Cap it all off with a final banquet dinner before everyone heads home from Boston the next day.

Upcoming Trips

Dates Cost Arrive/Depart Location
Jun 24 - Jul 02, 2023


Boston, MA
Entering 7th Grade
Entering 8th Grade
Entering 9th Grade
Entering 10th Grade
Community Service
5 Hours
What to Bring

We have put together a list of all that you will need for a successful and comfortable expedition. We offer a rental program for most of the big ticket items like fly rods, reels, sleeping bags, etc.. If you are already enrolled, you can rent gear by logging into your account at: and navigating to Forms & Documents —> Rental Options.

After reading the reviews of Lillard, we decided to take a chance and send our son for 2 weeks. Turned out to be one of the best summer experiences he's ever had, one he will remember forever. The 15 boys bonded while fishing, hiking, learning, and working. Great guides and a unique program reinforced his love of the great outdoors and fishing. He is looking forward to another Lillard adventure next summer!


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Lillard Fly Fishing Expeditions was started in 2010 as a graduate thesis for my Master's Degree in Environmental Conservation Education at NYU. The operating premise was simple - by coupling amazing wilderness fly fishing camps for teens with environmental education and service learning we can help inspire future generations of fly fishing conservationists. We have been growing our unique list of trips and experiences ever since.

When it comes to choosing a summer program for your teen the options are endless. For the teen who loves to fish, be outside, and has a strong sense of adventure we have made the choice easy. We are the leader in teen fly fishing adventures and are dedicated to providing the best backcountry fly fishing experience with opportunities for teens to engage in leadership training, community service, and backcountry camping.


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Will Lillard, Founder/Director/Guide

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Lillard Fly Fishing Expeditions
2540 King Road
Pisgah Forest, NC 28768

(828) 577-8204