Tuesday, May 27, 2008
July------12 and 26
Aug------23,24 and 25 Call about Labor day weekend! and September Dates
Above are AM trips, there are a few PM half day tides still open!!!
I'll update September Soon!!
Kennebec River Pro AM=Booked
Royal River Striper Tourament=Booked
at May 27, 2008
Friday, May 23, 2008
A large school of Pogies is sitting just South of Portland and mixed in are some horse Macs, plenty of smaller stripers are in the Casco Bay area many are holdovers. The pogies to the south are in good numbers for the first time in years,it may take a few more days of light S west winds and a stable weather pattern. For the most part the word on the water from Boston north is it seems a week to 10 days off, we had 5 days of N East winds that killed the water temp. Combine that with lots of bait to the south, the fish are happy where they are. Once the fish do push up to Portland Casco Bay area, there is no need for them to move north for a few weeks!!
The holdovers and schoollies have been active when the tides right and the sun has had a chance to warm the flats in Casco Bay. but not gangbusters yet, give it a week or so.
at May 23, 2008
Monday, May 19, 2008
Large Bait is moving into the rivers of Casco Bay, the Presumpscot,Royal, Cousins and New Meadows all have large bait runs of river herring and alewives. These big bait bring some big stripers, big flies and sink tips fished in the river channels over structure are the norm. If you are like many of the flats anglers I fish and would rather watch paint dry then fish a 375 gr sink tip all day. The estuaries and flats of Casco Bay come alive with smaller bait and active striper feeds, much early then most other area's on Maine's coast. With flats that are measured in miles warming the water, and moving the Bass onto them and out of the rivers in search of the Tidewater Silversides, Juvie Herring and large Grass shrimp hatch all add to the early season attractions of lower Casco Bay.
As we move deeper into June a New or full moon brings the worm hatches of Casco Bay. These hatches or worm swarms bring good size happy stripers onto the flats, and there here to eat! The right tide and sun angle this can be some of the most exciting shallow water fishing there is on the striper coast. Remember to check out my web blog for other reports and to give some feed back on the fishing your finding. www.mainestriperfishing.blogspot.com
Mid Summer (overview)
Plying the shallows on a sunny day is another game entirely. This is as close as you’ll get to bonefishing north of Biscayne Bay and a big bruiser-cruiser can be just as tough to fool as any double-digit downtown Islamorada bone. These fish are stalking the flats in search of crabs, baby flounders and sand shrimp and the ‘ole white and chartreuse Clouser Minnow approach usually doesn’t cut it. A stealthy approach, a long lead with a drab, nondescript fly “It could be a delicious crab or flounder or shrimp” pattern and the ability to read and feed the fish will result in a tight line. This isn’t a numbers game, and for my anglers this could be the pinnacle of the striper fishing experience, with every fish caught sight-casting worth ten taken on the blind.
There resaons why Saltwater Sportsman Magazine 2005-2007 has called Casco Bay the best bet for action packed striper fishing in the month of September. As the dog days of summer slide into autumn, striper fishing north of Cape Cod usually means three things: baby bunker blitzes, sight-casting the skinny or hunting for Momma with flies the size of your average Maine brook trout. Come mid-August it’s common to see large schools of stripers (and blues, and occasional bluefin tuna) pinning nervous mossy-brown balls of immature menhaden against the shoreline or up to the top offshore, wedged by a crowd of cormorants. Wildly wheeling terns and gulls add to the carnage to the point where the whole scene is so dense it’s more likely you’ll hook a bird than a bass. Small (two to four inch) wide-bodied streamers, as well as surface offerings Making September fishing in Maine one of the truly must do for the traveling saltwater fly angler
Feel free to call or email with any questions:
Capt Eric Wallace
at May 19, 2008
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