Monday, May 28, 2007

Maine Saltwater fishing reports

Casco Bay

Maine's Casco Bay sits near the northern terminus of the legendary annual migration of striped bass along the Atlantic coast. It is the last, most consistent fishery for striped bass and bluefish on their journey north and arguably the best kept secret in East Coast saltwater fly and light tackle fishing. Known as the Calendar Islands, it is reputed to have 365 unique islands within its 20 mile span and remains largely undeveloped and undiscovered by fishermen. You'll share the water with lobster boats and bountiful wildlife -- seals, eider ducks, snowy egrets, osprey, eagles and porpoises — but almost no other anglers.

By virtue of sheer numbers of fish, variety of structure and natural beauty, the fishing is considered world class. Local rivers harbor huge runs of baitfish, providing abundant feed for striped bass and bluefish. As summer heats up and the baitfish runs have slowed, the action moves away from the rivers and onto the countless acres of mud and sand flats. For the skinny water fly and light tackle fisherman, ideal water temperatures keep an active bite in shallow water even during warmest of days, Casco Bay is host one of the largest flats systems on the east coast, and truly is a Premier skinny water fishery! where flat's skiffs and floating lines bring a wecolme change to big heavy boats and sink tips.For the angler looking to fish the rocks or for Tuna offshore once again this is a fishery with few peers and lead buy some outstanding guides, who spend there winters guideing in other area's, from the Lower Fl Keys to hosting travel trips to the Bahamas, Belize or Coasta Rica the full time guides of the Casco Bay area are some of the most hard working in the industry! Please feel free to contact Capt. Eric Wallace for more info on Maine Striper fishing.

Saturday, May 19, 2007

Maine Saltwater Fishing Reports

(From Our website: Maine Saltwater fishing report)

Fishing the spring Alewives, Look for man-made and natural structures that may slow the alewives' upstream movement – bridge abutments, rock ledges, small drops, i.e. lower falls on the Royal or Presumscot Rivers, and seams created by the tidal flow.

1. Mature Alewives are between 7"-11"long and while in the salt they are silver and purple iridescent in color. However they quickly take on a more yellow shade not long after moving into brackish water.

2. When fishing over an incoming tide into an outgoing, the water color may be off. It's important to remember that stripers are primarily nocturnal and as a result their lateral line is highly sensitive and can pick up vibrations for more than a 100 feet. It's best to use flies that move water and are tied with active materials.

3. When it comes to fly size and color, these are both vital although size seem to be the more important of the two. At times it's difficult to determine what size baitfish a striper or
4. bluefish may key into. Try starting out at the larger side and move to the smallest, then work back to the mid size and don't worry about using small patterns with stripers. As the saying goes, elephants still eat peanuts.

5. Remember that presentation with stripers is very important. Try different stripping techniques. Remember injured bait fish can't swim away and long pauses in your strip maybe the key.

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Feel free to call or email with any questions:
Capt Eric Wallace

Friday, May 18, 2007

Casco Bay and Kennebec River: fishing reports

Welcome to Maine Striper Fishing. Check back soon for fishing reports from Capt. Eric Wallace of Coastal Fly Angler at

Maine Striper Reports May 10 th 2019

And just like that,,,, They are here, not in number and still spotty but the baits and small schoolies are starting to show, check back ...