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Maine Striper Fishing Spring 2011

Well here we go, it's May and this to me is a indicator month on how the Striper fishing here in Maine will shape up for the 2011 season.The reports south are spotty, everything from very good fishing to big blown out rivers and cooler water water than average equaling slow fishing, but this looks to be a opportunity for us, we already have bait and the water temps are shaping up to be in our favor!!! It has been awhile sense we have been so equal with the states to the south, just a few years ago we had a 9 degree difference with Rhode Island in mid May and the season had a real slow start!! This year it goes like this as of now- Long Island 51.6 Block Island  48.0 Newport RI 50.3 Boston 47.3 Western Maine Self 46 Portland 47.7, that being said we also had a ton of northeast winds that spring and I hope that we don't get into that pattern again. So as of now there really is not a big temperature wall that may trun them away from following the bait that is starting to move th…

Maine Striper Fishing April 2011

About Photo- Capt John Ford and I both cancelled trips due to wind gust up to 30kts.
But decided to give it a go anyhow, in 2 ft water 25 mph winds, John had all the fun while I poled the the boat, fall 2010 will be remembered for it's wind,but I guess it did not bother this fish,,

If you Spend anytime Striper Fishing in Maine, Please Try to make it to the CCA- Maine annual Meeting, over the last year or so I have watched CCA Maine take what seems to me a new direction, and what I see I like!!! We are going to need a voice or a least try to be our own voice with the new DMR commisoner not really showing any understanding of the Recerational Striped Bass fishing here in Maine, Do I have to remind you that He made Maine the only state to vote with Virgina on the Poggie issue, just last month!!! Add into the proposed backwards fishery management on the kennebec - opening it up to more pressure during spawning season
And you can see we are going have to dig in our heels over the nex…

Maine Saltwater Fishing

First Light Anglers will once again be hosting the Fly Fishing Film Tour at Chunky's Cinema in Haverhill on April 17th at 7pm. Please call or email the shop to purchase tickets. Tickets are $15.00. All proceeds will go to the Parker River Sea Run Trout Stocking Program!!!

Many of you drove up for the sold-out show here in Maine last month, and help raised money for the Mycobacteriosis Research fund that Striper Forever has put together..It a good time and Nat and Derek are doing good stuff working on the Sea Run Trout program get out and support there show...By the way as a saltwater fisherman this years film tour is heavy, with good saltwater footage!!! We have already booked next year showing for Maine so look forward to seeing you then or hopefully sooner doing a little Maine Striper Fishing..
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Maine Striper Fishing Reports

Here is a Cape Cod report from Capt Bob Paccia of shoreline guides service, Stripers are on the Move!!!!!

Alewives (river herring) and blueback herring are moving into Buzzards Bay via the Cape Cod Canal on their way to local herring runs. You can be sure that the stripers are right on their tails. Now, it is illegal to fish with or even be in possession of river herring in Massachusetts. In years past, live-lining herring was the "way to go” for catching jumbo stripers in the canal and the banks of the canal were lined shoulder to shoulder with anglers fishing with live herring. Today, savvy saltwater fly fishermen have a definite advantage over their plug and plastic bait casters, as nothing looks and behaves like a live herring then a well tied large herring fly. We tie up a lot of alewives and blueback herrings patterns each year to "match the hatch" when the river herring are the "food of choice" for big stripers bulking-up during their spring migration …