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Maine Striper Fishing

Maine Striper Fishing Report, smaller tides and very well feed fish creating a good but shorter bite on the bay over the past weekend,we still found plenty of surface feeds at most spots we fished but with a clearing sky at the beginning of the week we went looking for a change up! My angler and I took the little skiff out for some sight fishing! It sure is fun guiding well traveled fly anglers who are up to challenging themselves and sight fishing sand flats for striped bass or tidal Carp in skinny water will do just that! On Monday and Tuesday we spent a day Carp fishing in the MerryMeeting bay area and Had a blast!!! I think we will both loose sleep over the eats we got in less than a foot of water!!! on Tuesday we headed out for some sight fishing on the flats south of Portland, The light was trying for us but never lit up the sand that great, but we still found plenty of fish and shots, there are some very large groups of small fish mixed in with that upper slot to mid 30 inch fi…

Maine Striper Fishing Reports by Coastal Fly Angler Guide Service and Capt.Eric Wallace

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The good stable weather of the past few days broke to the coldest high temperature reordered for Portland Maine on a June 22, East- North East Winds filled the bay and pushed some floating eel grass around from this past weeks big tides.With not quite as active of a bite as yesterday the fishing on the moving tides was not to bad at all and a few fish showed them selfs with small surface feeds. Looking forward we have other day of wind and cooler temps, then after the weekend looking  pretty  good for awhile 4-5 days in a row of 80 degree temps and we move into some early AM incoming tides, tons of fun on Casco Bay and later next week if we get a clean sky, great tides for sight fishing the sand flats.

Bait -- we have it, south of Portland there are areas covered with sand eels both Mackerel and a range of  striped bass from small schoolies to some very large targets cruising the sand flats. UP in Casco Bay near the rivers are large sch…

Maine Striper Fishing Reports

Sorry for the lack or reports this week, the fishing has been great and combining filming with Chris Paterson for there new project to be released in the fall, featuring sight fishing for striper here in Maine, Permit and Tarpon in Cuba, Japan Alaska, Montana and Tiger fishing in Tanzania,the new feature film is called "Connect" we got some really cool footage on the sand flats the past few days and look forward to seeing the finished product. Chris has been the lead guy at Warren Miller ski films for the past 19 years and worked on the block buster hit in 2010 Inception, this is there third film and a follow up to Drift and Rise

We have had some outstanding guide trips this past week, even with the bouncy cool winds on Sunday we had clear sky  and some great tides for sight fishing the sand we found some great eats in skinny water, Bait wise we have it all sand eels little spike macs, big macs, juvie herring and bluebacks, but our best fis…

Maine Striper Fishing Guide Reports

With only a two hour casting class from Lelands Fly Fishing in SF California this happy angler enjoyed sweet success here in Casco Bay, even with the crappy weather we found our way out of the wind but one of those spooky landmarks was still lurking in the back ground...Had to dig pretty deep today and search for some protection from the winds with a pretty big tide and wind from the get go, the cool thing is how spread out the fish are around the bay, from Harpswell to Portland there are not to many spots not holding fish,plenty of bait and some big groups of fish moving along the outer islands as well, Looking forward to some nicer weather but finding it hard to complain about the fishing.. RELEASE UM QUICKLY !!!!

Maine Striper Fishing - Guide Report

This past week we got a short glimpse of the quality of fishing that is at our door steps, with a few days of light southwesterly flow a few warm humid nights the fishing on Thursday the hottest day of the year so far brought the hottest  fishing I have seen in years!!!! The fish in the morning where pretty snappy and very willing to eat, the afternoon tide even in the bright hot sun provided some very good sight fishing conditions with willing fish tons of fun.. The amount of fish we saw swimming in big schools swimming near the inner island beaches was crazy, big fish swimming high in the water column,looked like  groups of tarpon swimming up a backcountry channel edge during the migration... Well they did not swim to Maines water for  exercise  they followed  the bait and it's here!!!! there is plenty of small juvenile sea herring spread out in the Casco Bay- Saco Bay Area, but the big fish are looking for the Blue Back Herring and they have found it in the Freeport …

Maine Striper Fishing - Guide Report

Photo.. Lefty Kreh Carp Fishing Maine..

Diversity, It blows me away the diversity of angling styles and opportunities we have in the Portland Maine area!!! This Past week was a great example as we started of with a hot humid  memorial  day and we treated Lefty Kreh to some skinny water Carp fishing in a tidal ravine, as the week cooled down the wind went nuts for a few days, blowing out the striper fishing so we took the flats skiffs to some  ponds/lake to sight fish small mouths on beds, Lefty loves those dam smallies and I heckled  him about that pretty hard.. As we approached this weekend the sun was in full brightness lighting up the sand flats in the Portland area  for some great sight fishing, the dark backs coming across the sand reminds me so much of fishing tarpon during the migration, The water temps held up pretty good from the 48 hr of hard northwest wind, it did move the bait around in Casco Bay but the bass foundit and are pretty happy and willing to eat. There is a lot …

Maine Striper Fishing - Guide Reports

Maine Striper Fishing Report June 3 2011

The past week has been interesting for me a mixed bag of fishing carp in a tidal ravine and chasing Stripers on Casco Bay,I was blessed with good casters this past week one  a guide from Emerald Water Guide Service in Washington state the other a man many of you know Lefty Kreh. Lefty Showed up late morning on a hot humid day, and by early afternoon we set off fishing carp had some great shots and a few come to the fly but no eats,throughout the rest of the week he repeated, this was the first time in years he had been introduced to a new style fishing that he enjoyed so much and is looking forward to doing it again next year.

Stripers in the Portland area are changing daily we have had a few tides that have been real producers and others that just not working as well but still found  fish just real light bite.
Fish size a week ago found some small fish the last few days avoiding the wind found some very large fish in  areas I just did not exp…