Monday, May 28, 2012
Maine Striper Fishing Reports ~ 2012
Some good stuff happening out there!! reports from striper fishing here in Maine over the weekend where pretty positive,Casco Bay fished much better than average for this time of the year and we found fish spread out throughout the bay, the rivers from Freeport south and west treated the early season anglers with a few good full on blitzes bringing smiles and striper thumb back to the dock on sunday, Reports I got from a very good angler/guide on the Kennebec where some very large Mackerel, have not herd of any striper action up there yet, my guess they are there and reports will start to surface soon, Carp fishing last week was great on Merrymeeting Bay timing to the tides is a little off this week to fish them in the skinny other than short windows, unless this weather pattern changes, the carp thing is happening a little sooner as well this season last week fish where moving a few ft to eat a fly in less than a foot of water, now those males are getting more interested in the female doing there pre spawn splash dance in the channels, for more on Maine Carp Fishing see the link our site updates from this weeks fishing with Don Causey editor of the Angling Report and photos will be posted in the next few days. Back to the Stripers, to the south of Portland there are lots of fish but a unreal amount of bait the sand eels are very small and plenty and last week fishing a brief period of good sky on the sand flats it was holy wow on the amount of fish that where ripping by us on the sand, we where able to turn a few and get some eats the fish where full of themselves and fought great. Size wise the rumors of the little fish are true!! this weekend we got a few fish that where under 12 inches followed up by 30 plus so they are mixed in together. Water temps are 58-63 and that includes the outer island surface temps, the different herring are in the river and the bluebacks are coming in a little earlier as well. So to sum it up It seems like we are about 2 weeks or maybe more ahead as far as number of stripers in the Casco Bay / Portland area bait wise the larger fin bait the herring, we often have good runs without a ton of stripers with them early but the big change that I have not seen in 5-6 season is the amount of sand eels this early. Hope for a continued push of fish and good stable weather.. Capt Eric Wallace 207-671-4330
at May 28, 2012
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