Thursday, January 27, 2011
< Maine Striper Fishing Updates***** A few quick updates,, I first want to say THANK YOU to all the angler who have fished with me over the years and thinks again for choosing to fish with me again this year!!! with that said if you are looking to book a guided trip again in 2011 there are periods that are booked 3 weeks out, so please get ahold of me asap!!! Also booking for the early season Tidal Carp are gaining some traction even have 3 days booked with Lefty Kreh for Tidal Carp and of course mixed in with some flats fishing for stripers, so for you experienced flats angler, this a must try!! If you fished with us before mid July you missed out on the new skiff witch has been a game changer for the Tidal Carp and the Portland area sand flats. Not only does the 5 inch drift come in handy on the Carp Flats of MerryMeeting Bay it's the poling into the currents on the sand flats allows us to be in the the right place and keep you there giving you more shots not just a common drift over...Lets face with the fish being larger and smarter,angles become very important on the flats, I'm enjoying guiding on this skiff I hope you enjoy fishing from it!!! Credit Cards, I have always been able to except them, but never before dockside.You now have that option if it easier for you..
Friday, January 21, 2011
It s small change from the winter solstice meaning (sun standing still) But it's large enough for me to start thinking of the flats of the lower keys and getting my flies in order!!! while I do my permit crabs in groups I find myself throwing in a few color and size changes for the Stripers here in Maine, but last night working on some Permit/Bone-fish Shrimp patterns I turned my thought to the Tidal carp here in Maine and finally made it to bed around 2 AM filling the bath tub to watch the drop and sink rate in about 15 inch of water and how they move.
We are now a month past winter solstice and I'll have to wait to see how the fish re-act to these patterns!! But we all need to be stoked up and outside of traveling somewhere to fish maybe the best thing is some good freinds, food, drinks and the Fly Fishing Film tour -
FlyFishing In Maine is very excited to be partnering with FliesandFins.com, Coastal Fly Angler and Maine River Guides to again bring the Fly Fishing Film Tour to Maine! This event is sure to rock your fishing world, inspire you to life beyond your most amazing fishing dreams, and surely get you pumped for the 2011 season ahead that is just around the corner. The event will be held on March 4 and 5, 2010 at the Frontier Cafe theater in Brunswick, ME. The Frontier is a stunning intimate venue with great eats and awesome beer. This is the fishing event of the winter in Maine not to be missed!
Due to limited capacity (we sold out all three screenings last year), we strongly recommend ordering your tickets in advance, by either purchasing online with a credit card using the link below, or calling the theater at (207)-725-5222
All proceeds from this event will go to the FFIM Grassroots Grant fund. Past recipients of FFIM Grassroots Grants have included Trout Unlimited, Casting For Recovery, Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, and many more.
When: Friday, March 4th (7pm showtime) and Saturday, March 5th (4pm and 7pm showtimes)
Where: Frontier Cafe, 14 Maine St., Brunswick
Cost: $12.00 per ticket
Sunday, January 2, 2011
Maine Saltwater anglers no longer have to sign up with the National Angler Registry because the saltwater license replaces the requirement. Remember to get your license early for the state you fish, and remember if you are on a guided trips with a licensed Capt/Guide you are covered !!!!!!! Unless that guide has not payed up? Also Remember the early worms gets the best tides!!! I have periods that are booked for a few weeks straight out, so if you are looking for some Tides for either Maine Stripers or skinny water Tidal Carp contact me ASAP.
Some UpDates from the DMR.........
Anyone (Maine resident or non-resident) who wishes to fish recreationally in saltwater needs to register in Maine. However, everyone will be able to register to fish for all species, except striped bass, for free.*
Maine residents who purchase a Maine freshwater fishing license will have the option of checking off a box indicating that they intend to fish in saltwater and for striped bass without having to pay a registry fee.
Maine residents who do not purchase a Maine freshwater fishing license who wish to fish for or catch striped bass will need to purchase the Striped Bass Endorsement for $5.
Non-residents who wish to fish for or catch striped bass will need to purchase the Striped Bass Endorsement for $15.
Residents 70 years or older can buy a Striped Bass Endorsement for $10, which they may annually renew free of charge.
Operators of commercial saltwater recreational fishing businesses (head boats, charter boats, smelt camps) will purchase the Commercial Operator’s License for $50.
A member of the Passamaquoddy Tribe, the Penobscot Nation, the Houlton Band of Maliseet Indians, or the Aroostook Band of Micmacs may register to fish for striped bass without a fee.
All revenues collected through the sale of Striped Bass Endorsements and Commercial Operators Licenses will be deposited in the Marine Recreational Fishing Conservation and Management Fund for the implementation, administration and enforcement of the saltwater recreational fishing registry.
Exemptions: The following individuals are exempted from providing information to the saltwater registry:
Individuals under the age of 16
Passengers on board vessels captained by an individual who holds a commercial operators permit.
Persons renting a smelt camp from an individual who holds a commercial operators permit
A person with a disability
A disabled veteran
A person with a valid New Hampshire saltwater recreational fishing license, fishing up to Cape Neddick
A Maine resident fishing on July 4th, Memorial Day weekend, or Labor Day weekend
*Please note that an agent fee of either $1 or $2 will apply, depending on where an individual registers (online, at an appointed agent, or through DMR licensing).
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