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Maine Striper Fishing Reports

Changes on the Kennebec River could threaten these young striped bass I have found in some of the areas I do a little Tidal Carp fishing over the years, I would highly recommend you come to the meeting this Monday the 4 of April in Bath and show your support for the fish!!!


Department of Marine Resources

NOTICE OF RULEMAKING



Chapter 42.03 Striped Bass – Closed Area and Closed Season

(Kennebec River and Sheepscot river areas)

The proposed rulemaking would remove the marine bait prohibition and replace it with the requirement to use circle hooks while using marine bait when fishing in the Kennebec River closed area during the established May 1 to June 30th season. The closed area is also proposed to change from upstream and inside the line drawn from Cape Small to Cape Newagen to a line upstream and inside from Fort Popham, Phippsburg to Kennebec Point to Indian Point, Georgetown, and upstream from a line in the area called Robinhood between Lowe Point, Phippsburg to Newdick Point, We…

Maine Striper Fishing Reports

Looks like some needed changes coming to this fishery soon!!Not only does the Maine saltwater fishing community but Striped bass fishing men and women from Maine to North Carolina win IF this passes!!! But this just the beginning lots of work ahead get ready to dig your heels in the games are about to begin!!!!!!














FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, MARCH 24, 2011
> PRESS CONTACT, TINA BERGER, 703/842-0740
>
> ASMFC Atlantic Striped Bass Board Initiates Addendum to Reduce Fishing
> Mortality
>
> Alexandria, VA – The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission’s
> Atlantic
> Striped Bass Management Board has initiated development of Draft Addendum
> III with the goals of reducing striped bass fishing mortality (F) up to
> 40%
> and further protecting spawning stock when it is concentrated and
> vulnerable. The addendum was initiated in order to allow managers to
> promptly respond to the results of the stock assessment update in the fall
> if …

Maine Striper Fishing Reports

Up early this morning putting the finishing touches on a story for Fly Fishing in Saltwater
that will be out this summer on Flats Fishing for Striped Bass and fitting in a blog update from the lower FL Keys, in about a hour I will be heading out Permit fishing for the day and most likely a little Tarpon as well. Had a few customers emailing about getting together at the Fly fishing expo at the Eldridge shop in a few weeks and thought, I would pass along that info...

I have not made to the Eldridge Bros fly Shop Fishing Expo for about six years the year my twin girls where born, I am usually down in the keys during this great event that to many is there Jump start for the upcoming Maine Striper fishing season and inland fishing as well. It's also a great way to test out some rods and hang out with a bunch fly fishing weirdoes or like minded people for the day, I highly recommend this event... Also There is a great movie night coming up by the crew at FLy Fishing in Maine again t…

Maine Striper Fishing Reports

Guys here is a Rule change I don't think we want to support ????
This could have a negative impact on Maine Striper Fishing and the few resident fish we have in the Kennebec River system, I could be wrong I will be back in town from the keys for that week and plan on being at the meeting...update after the meeting...





Chapter 42.03 Striped Bass – Closed Area and Closed Season

(Kennebec River and Sheepscot river areas)

The proposed rulemaking would remove the marine bait prohibition and replace it with the requirement to use circle hooks while using marine bait when fishing in the Kennebec River closed area during the established May 1 to June 30th season. The closed area is also proposed to change from upstream and inside the line drawn from Cape Small to Cape Newagen to a line upstream and inside from Fort Popham, Phippsburg to Kennebec Point to Indian Point, Georgetown, and upstream from a line in the area called Robinhood between Lowe Point, Phippsburg to Newdick Point, Westp…

Maine Striper Fishing Reports

I first off want to thank CCA Maine for not supporting the changes to the Saltwater fishing bill, but it looks like a 11 hour bill has support and the anglers and fish loose, but what the hell would a group of full time guides and hardcore salt anglers know about the benefits a well funded DMR would bring to the table????a big WTF to you guys!!!!!

Some March fun wish I could check this out out But Permit Tarpon and Bones are calling and I will be in the FL Keys...

The Drake Magazine will be at L.L.Bean on Friday, March 18th at 6pm and Saturday, March 19th at 4pm to show the best films from the past five years of The Drake's Fly Fishing Film Awards, which are only shown to large audiences at the International Fly Tackle Dealer Show in Denver (and on the Drake's web site). These are completely different than the movies that are shown during the Fly Fishing Film Tour that recently came through. The films that we'll be showing at Bean are much shorter, around 5 minutes or so …

Maine Striper Fishing Reports

Clear Floating Fly Line for Spooky Stripers on the flats???
Here in Maine the Striped Bass that set up shop for the summer can become very Picky and spooky, fishing the skiiny water in the sun can challenge the most seasoned flats angler,over the years some fly line companies have tried but just did not get it right, the (clear floating line)has often been to soft, tangeled like spagetti or just cast like crap..Until now!!!
New Must Have Product

The Airflo Ridge Clear core optimises the clarity for ultimate stealth.
When the Ridges fill with water the clarity is incredible and this also helps effectively lubricate the fly line on each and every cast. Unlike some coating techniques, the ridges run along the lines full length and flow well through the rod guides with a minimum of noise, this indicates how little friction is being produced.


The lines come in a Floating, Slow Inter with a sink rate of 0.5” and a Fast inter with a sink rate of 1.5”. The lines are 35yds long and come in ou…