For Reservations Call The Maine Saltwater Fishing Hotline 207-691-0745

For Reservations Call The Maine Saltwater Fishing Hotline 207-691-0745

Maine Saltwater Fishing Reports Blog

Welcome to the Fish Blog & saltwater fishing reports page of TIDE CHASER GUIDE SERVICE & Capt. George Harris. We're looking forward to providing you with the most up to date inshore saltwater fishing reports on the Maine coast as the Maine Striper Fishing season goes forward into 2019!!! You wont find any generic"cut & paste" reports or info here...Just pure fishing!!!

TIDE CHASER provides friendly, professional guided fly & light tackle fishing trips.
We operate our fishing TRIPS in the Mid-Coast region of Maine, from Casco Bay to Penobscot Bay. This area features an astonishing 1000 miles of jagged, pristine coastline. We focus our efforts on the broad reach of the lower Kennebec river estuary & the outer boundaries of Casco Bay...with its countless thousands of acres of untouched saltwater flats, gnarly tides that rip over rocky structure and an intricate maze of backcountry channels, It's a fly & light tackle fishermans nirvana. On any given day we can be found fishing sandy beaches, ocean front ledges, coastal tide marshes or shallow hard bottom flats. Wherever the fish are!!! Whether it's on the fly...pitching plugs or live lining frisky live baits we've got you covered check out our website for all of our trip offerings...and stay tuned for some new trips options for 2019

Welcome to Maine's #1 Striper Fishing Blog with Capt. George Harris Call 207-691-0745

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Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving from Super Fly Charters !!!

We at Super Fly Charters would like to wish all of our family & friends a happy, safe & enjoyable Thanksgiving day...If you're one of the many that are headed out into the woods or are planning to spend some time on the water this morning...Please be safe!!!

Best to all, Capt. George Harris

Capt. George Harris

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

The ultimate Maine Striper fly fishing set-up

For the discriminating fly angler looking to fly fish the salt with the finest equipment available...check out these fine products...Sage "Xi2", Tibor "Riptide", Airflo "Cold Saltwater Ridge line"

No matter which saltwater challenges you face-from bonefish to billfish- Sage Xi2 Series rods let you concentrate on the fish instead of your casting. Built with our innovative Generation 5 (G5) Technology, Xi2 rods feel lighter and livelier than other saltwater rods. The Modulus Positioning System (MPS) that we developed for these rods provides a startling level of "line feel" throughout the casting stroke. This enhanced ability to feel the rod load allows you to apply power more efficiently.

The Tibor series of reels were first introduced in 1995 and have established themselves as the benchmark for custom-crafted fly reels. After years of development and input from the likes of Lefty Kreh and Flip Pallot, Ted was finally satisfied with a reel that truly has set a new standard in fly fishing reel technology.
The spool's large arbor design significantly enhances the rate of line retrieval which is critical when you're trying to control speedsters like bonefish, bonito, or wahoo.
As with all of Ted's reels, the drag system is absolutely flawless and has withstood the test of the world's most demanding game fish, including 250 World Records, so far. If you were to own only one fly reel, this is the one to have.

Fly fishers who brave the cold salt tend to expect more from their lines than other breeds of fishing folk. The elements are more extreme and require maximum performance flylines. Airflo has always held favor with this crowd; our super tough, low-memory polymer coatings withstand the severe conditions in order to keep you fishing and not fighting tangles. Airflo's newest cold saltwater lines include the Power Core technology, giving our most hardcore fishing crowd a zero-memory solution for their fishing needs. New for 2008, we've added the popular ridge technology to the Floating and Intermediate Cold Saltwater setup. If you thought these lines were slick before, you're in for a pleasant surprise!

We'll be posting reports about lots of cool gear that we at Super Fly Charters use on a daily basis...check back soon!!!

Capt. George Harris

Saturday, November 22, 2008


Check out Capt. John McMurray's blog post The ecological musings of a fly fishing guide "PROMINENT MAINE GUIDE SOUNDS OFF"

Call us if you'd like to join us for a day or two this coming season. We'll be happy help you plan your Maine vacation!!! Depending on which region of the Maine coast you're staying on...we can provide you with info on all the top fishing guides. If fly fishing isn't your worries we're well equipped for light tackle & live bait fishing too!!!

Maine Flats Fishing Striper Guide
Capt. George Harris

Maine Striper Fishing Report: "Fly Fishing Show"

It's almost "Show Time" again...Why not take a day or three to visit one of the fly fishing shows this winter. Visit with "celebrity" fly tiers as they spin out incredible with "fishy" fly fishing guides...Take in one of the amazing fly fishing seminars offered...learn from casting instructors as they effortlessly throw "circus show" lengths of fly line...Cast dozens of the "latest and greatest" fly rods that are "guaranteed" to cast further than last years "technologically inferior" models...Drool over the prospect of catching trophy Bones at exotic tropical fishing destinations...scour the fly shop exhibitors like "madmen" for new fly tying materials & fly fishing bling that you just "NEED" to have...Guided trips, new gear, rubbing elbows with thousands of other fly fishing enthusiasts...the SLIM chance to posssibly win one of the incredible door prizes...Is it the Greatest Show on Earth?...Nah...but what a great cure for cabin fever!!!

Here are a couple of the Shows where you'll find me this winter

Marlborough, MA:
Royal Plaza Trade Center
January 16, 17, 18 2009
Show Hours: Fri 10 - 6; Sat 9 - 5:30; Sun 9 - 4:30
Somerset, NJ:
Garden State Convention Center
January 23, 24, 25 2009
Show Hours: Fri 10 - 6; Sat 9 - 5:30; Sun 9 - 4:30

See You There!!! Check out for details

Capt. George Harris

Friday, November 21, 2008

Maine Saltwater Fishing Report

Sure...The weather up here in Maine has turned chilly as we are in the transition period between the Fall & Winter seasons, Yeah...snow will surely be flying fact i've already seen my first snow flurries of the fall season...many NE sportsman have shifted their focus from fishing to hunting...Do yourself a favor...Don't put away all your rods just yet. Pick a good day, grab your 5wt and head on down to one of the many bodies of water that allow year round open water fishing. The St.George river is a great example, yeah the Striped Bass & Bluefish have departed but the upper stretches offer some of the best fall/winter trout fishing in the state. The upper St. George is managed primarily as a Brown Trout fishery, but you'll likely encounter Brookies too. Stone fly nymphs, midge larva, Gold Ribbed Hares Ear nymph, caddis larva, Adams Regular and parachute, wooly buggers and muddler minnows, black nosed dace and grey ghost streamers will generally work all year.

Ask us about the "Sea Run" Brown Trout we have on the St. George tidewater...if you think stalking Striped Bass on the flats can be challenging...come try your hand at the "Sea Run" game...just bring plenty of patience...and warm clothes!!!
* Remember to be safe, the water is very cold this time of with a buddy!!!

To all that have fished with me during the 08' season....I'd like to say thanks again. It was a real pleasure guiding you & i'm looking forward to seeing ALL of you again in 2009.

I'd also like to thank all the Maine Guides & Charter Captains from around "Maine's Striper Coast", Fishy Guides from "Downeast" Maine, Penobscot Bay, The Kennebec river, Casco Bay and Southern Maine. MANY THANKS to those that referred clients to us or shared info with us.....some of you, I had the pleasure of working directly with...THANKS!!!...your professionalism is what makes us some of the best fishing guides in the business. Looking forward to doing it all over again next season...and maybe share a beer or two this off season!!!

Wow...Reservations are already coming in for the 2009 Maine Striper & Bluefin Tuna fishing season....It's looking like 2009 is going to be another extremely busy year for Super Fly Charters.
Call us to set up a Certificates are available for the perfect holiday gift.

Capt. George Harris