Friday, August 9, 2013

Maine Striper Fishing Report - August 2013


Casco Bay Maine Fishing Report - August 9, 2013

Two or three days of cool early morning temps combined with good tides made for some very happy and snappy fish on the flats in Casco Bay. We had some outstanding early morning surface feeds in some very skinny water, then on the incoming in the bright sun again some good surface feeds. Fishwise, the amount of fish in the Casco Bay/Portland area remains outstanding this season, some small bait is starting to drop out of the rivers and there's a good amount of peanuts around keeping some bigger fish on the feed in the bright clear sky. There are some small groups of bigger bluefish around so it's time to have a rod with wire rigged in the gunnels. On the sand flats the fish have a good amount of food and can test your angling skill to get the eat, again pounding these fish and blasting cast in every direction will just get laughed at by these big fish on the sand. As in all sight fishing, boat position is key as it dictates the angle of retrieve, challenge yourself to leave the bigger group alone cast to the small 2-3 fish groups and set up a angle of retrieve not to freak them out and overtime you will learn the body language to get more eats on the sand and in the sun and remember loose the flashy flies and elephants eat peanuts.
Reports up and down the coast here in Maine support some solid fishing and the making for a good fall, maybe one of the best in years!! The range of size that fish are being caught has not been seen for awhile and the bait and water temps are all there and we are only in early August. If you want to get out in August, Capt Mike Roy can get you out on a good tide. If you are looking to fish the fall blitz, let me know soon as September is going to be a great month!

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