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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 fl…

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 difficul…