Sunday, May 31, 2009

Maine Striper Fishing Reports, June 1, 2009

Water Temps
Buzzard Bay 56--Mass Bay--53---Casco Bay--53-- Kennebec--47

Open Dates Call 207-671-4330

Things are starting to move along in southern Maine,, area’s in Casco Bay are holding fish, but the best fishing in Maine this past week was on the Piscataqua where reports of 25-30 inch stripers surface feeding on the small juvi herring, On the sunny days I've done 4 trips on the sand flats, yes sight fishing in May in Maine ? lovin it !!! a week ago we where seeing lot's of fish on the incoming tides on the sand flats, Casco Bay had reports of a few fish caught, now the sand flats are showing fewer fish but we did get some shots at a few very large bass in the skinny on saturday, mean while anglers in Casco Bay are starting to picking up more fish, some nice fish in the Saco also the shad fishing has been hot at times!! Looking forward I'm hoping for a big push of fish in the next few days we have the bait and the water temps.

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Maine Striper Fishing Reports 2009

Cathy Beck casting to skinny water Stripers on Maine's Casco Bay

Stripers are Here
Many of you have asked me to drop a line when something good is happening on the water, well here it is. Yes, Cape Cod and Rhode Island are fishing well, but the real story is the Merrimack River to the estuaries near Portland, Maine! After a few scouting runs, I was willing to fish one of my repeat anglers and after what we experienced he's coming back for more the first week of June. Give me a call if you want to get out there, (207) 671-4330.

We started on an incoming tide but the fish were on the move and even with a quick cast and a good angle they just ripped past. No leans or love on the incoming. After the tide turned it got bright around 11am and we saw some pushes along the banks and in the deeper channels. I poled up-current in about 3 feet of water on a sandy bottom so my angler could cast into the deeper channels. Then we started to see fish right under us on the sand flat in the sun in Maine in May! I was in heaven! We worked on these fish about and hour or so, bringing in some nice ones. There’s something special about this after what we’ve seen the last two years----keep um coming!

The Fly Fishing Film Tour
This national festival is playing in Portland, Maine at the Asylum on Thursday, June 4, at 7pm. Hosted by Flies and Fins and sponsored by The Drake magazine, Sage Fly Rods, Patagonia, Scientific Anglers and others, The Fly Fishing Film Tour showcases some of the best cutting edge fly fishing films to date. There will be a pre- and post-show party with appetizers, beer from local brewing companies and outstanding shorts from 406 Productions, World Angling and Flies and Fins, to midnight.

Striper Tournament
Looking ahead, the Royal River Catch and Release Striper Tournament is set for Sept 12-13, 2009 with cash prizes for fly and a Captain/Angler pre-party at the Royal River Grill House. See and feel free to e-mail if you’re looking for guides for the tournament.

Friday, May 22, 2009

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Portland Maine Fly Fishing Reports 2009

A perfect way to start off the 2009 Striper fly Fishing Season in Maine.

Rhode Island and Cape Cod are turning on!!!! some great reports and some not so, it seems the guy's in the know have been finding the warmer water and have had some active days. Looking ahead if water warms the Late May worm hatches could be fun we all know how silly the bass get over these sworms,Maine's water temp's are not to far off from the cape's we are ahead in temp they are behind so let's hope the fish move through the bait and move up in better number than last year.

Open Dates as of May 2009
Call For Late May Date 207-671-4330
Dates Casco Bay June 6 10,11,13, =
Dates Casco Bay July 6 11,12,15-18
Dates Casco Bay August 8,9 13.14 Call for Mid -Late August openings
Dates Casco Bay Sept Update Soon
Dates Maine/ Cape Cod Oct 4-10 and 16-20 open

The Fly Fishing Film Tour, Hosted by, sponsored by The Drake magazine, Sage Fly Rods, Scientific Anglers, Patagonia, among others, is touring the country this spring and early summer, showcasing some of the most cutting edge fly fishing films to date. The festival is playing in Portland, Maine at the Asylum on Thursday, June 4, at 7pm. There will also be a pre- and post-show party with appetizers, beer from local brewing companies and some outstanding shorts from 406 Productions, World Angling and Flies and Fins, 7pm to midnight.

Tickets for the festival are $15 for adults (21 and over only). For more info on the Fly Fishing Film Tour, and to see trailers of the films that will be showing, check out the website: or contact Eric Wallace by email,, or phone, 207-671-4330.

"The focus of this tour is to showcase the talent of these filmmakers, raise some money for various conservation groups and provide fly-fishers an evening of entertainment," says organizer Tom Bie. "It may also be the only legitimate chance for thousands of lonely fly-tyers to actually get a date."

Film Lineup

. "Drift" -- Sweeps across the flats of Belize and the Bahamas to spey
casting on Oregon's Deschutes River and exotic rivers in Kashmir, India.
10-minute and 18-minute segments.

. "Nervous Water" -- Four groups of anglers, each obsessed with the fish
they love, chase brown trout, rainbows, redfish and marlin. 18 minutes.

. "Eastern Rising" -- Felt Soul Media founders Ben Knight and Travis Rummel,
who did the Bristol Bay documentary "Red Gold," offer a fly-fishing
excursion from Bristol Bay to the Kamchatka Peninsula in Russia. 9 minutes.

. "Red Gold" -- A fishing segment from the "Red Gold" documentary. 9 minutes.

. "Bass: The Movie" By Jamie Howard-- Pits a fly-rod angler versus a
conventional angler in a bass hotspot. Who will win? 5 minutes.

. "Rivers of a Lost Coast" -- Led by fly-fishing gypsy Bill Schaadt, a cult
of California coastal fly-fishermen revolutionized their sport and redefined
their lives. 5 minutes.

. "Great White North" -- An MTV-style video that uses creative camera angles
to highlight steelhead and trout fishing in the Northwest and British
Columbia. 10 minutes.

. "Soul Fish" -- A teaser from a recently released film by California
filmmaker Mikey Weir features footage from Mongolia, Brazil, Florida Keys,
Christmas Island, Louisiana and Belize. 5 minutes.

. "Drum" -- Filmmakers take you inside the mind of the Holeman Brothers and
their relentless quest for big redfish in the character-filled community of
Hopedale, La. 9 minutes.

. "Raising the Ghost" -- Finding steelhead in a remote stretch of British
Columbia is hard enough. But finding ones that will chase a dead-drifted dry
fly? Nearly impossible. 5 minutes.

Fly Fishing Film Tour Summary
When: 7 p.m. June 4th., doors open a half-hour before the show.
Where: Asylum, 121 Center St Portland ME Cost: $15, 21+
Length: 90 minutes plus shorts and live music
Prizes: Among the many door prizes is entry in a grand prize drawing for a trip to Belize, Fly Rods and Patagonia gear.
Tickets/More Info: Go to or follow the buzz 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 ...