Friday, December 25, 2009

Striped Bass fishing the flats of Casco Bay

In 2008 John Frazier of Saltwater Sportsman Magazine did an article called the Maine Event- Fish for stripers the unconventional way- on the flats. This Past fall, during one of the strongest cold fronts of the season, we set out with Sportfish TV to do a follow up for there TV show on Versus- Check it out.
VERSUS -MAINE EVENT – SKINNY WATER STRIPERS Date 2/13/10 and 2/19/10 airtime 12:30 and 6:30 pm
*** Thanks for all the positive feedback on the show <"))))><

I watched the forecast for the week, and I wonder is this going to be worth it, the Host of the show Dean Travis Clarke was driving up towing a 17 ft Yellow Fin flats skiff one of the shows sponsors, so there was no way we where going to be using my flats skiff, a new skiff, temp drop of 25 degrees, wind gusting to 30 out of the northeast and some frozen Floridian boys trying to film, I thought shit, I would love to take this day off - we stuck it out and found fish in areas I have not fished in years, had one of the most incredible sun-sets and met some new friends. In the end it proved what permit guides already knows, working hard long days in the wind to picky bigger fish, often pay-off!!!!!

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Maine Striper Fishing Reports

It sure was very refreshing to be at a party last week talking about some great days on the mud and sand flats and how important learning to fish crab patterns has become to get a few of the bigger fish to eat.If you are spending anytime looking around the chats boards, there sure is a lot of doom and gloom, and even starting an thread about anything good get's crushed by a few who had a tough go. Capt John ford and i went out scouting for some early season fish and we Scored, it was May 18 then On June 3 rd had one of the best trips I've had in 3 years. A week later I was chasing clean water and lee's to get out of the wind, and muddy waters,and the kennebec guides had to do the same, for the most part we had the area to ourselfs never a boat at the ramp, parking lot at the boat yard was empty, Still we manage a few fish in the high 30's on the flats. Then came some stable weather and WOW we had some real good fishing, The season continued to be that way for me, fishing areas that I had not fished in 4 or 5 years to run from the wind and a change of scenery and we found fish in places that i did not in 2008 every now and then we would get some stable weather, warm humid light wind and good tide and it all came together and that's what I'm looking forward to in the 2010.

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 ...