Maine Saltwater Fishing Reports Blog
Welcome to the Fish Blog & saltwater fishing reports page of Super Fly Charters & Capt. George Harris. We're looking forward to providing you with the most up to date coastwide inshore saltwater fishing reports on the Maine coast as well as offshore Bluefin Tuna fishing reports as the Maine Striper & "football" Bluefin Tuna Fishing season goes forward into 2014!!! You wont find any generic"cut & paste" reports or info here...Just pure fishing!!!
Super Fly Charters provides friendly, professional guided fly & light tackle fishing trips.
We operate our fishing charters 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 coastal tide marshes, shallow flats, sandy beaches and islands or ledges located offshore. 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 2014
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Tuesday, December 23, 2008
Maine Shallow Water Striper Fishing With Capt. George Harris, Fishing The Flats Of Midcoast Maine!!!
So now that you've gotten all the right equipment...Fancy fast drying microfiber SPF-50 ExOfficio clothing...a quiver of super fast action SAGE/G.LOOMIS/SCOTT Branded, fly rods complete with requisite shiny large arbor "designer" fly reels lined with the latest, greatest, slickest floating and intermediate fly lines... The many hours of casting practice have paid off big time...that nasty tailing loop is almost gone and you've gotten your casting to the point that you can throw a weighted crab fly 80 feet into a stiff breeze and drop it with pinpoint accuracy into a shot glass. Your fly boxes are filled with crustacean, worm and micro bait fish patterns that look so real that you're afraid to reach in and grab one for fear it might start gnawing on your thumb...Are we talking about Tarpon, Permit or Bonefishing in an exotict tropic location??? Not even close!!! We're off the coast of Maine and we'd like to welcome you to the world of shallow water Striper fishing!!!
(A healthy Striper released on one of Maine's many sand flats)The Coast of Maine, is comprised of thousands of acres of sand, mud & eelgrass flats , all of which are subject to a huge 8 to 10 foot tidal range leaving many of the flats bare or nearly bare at low water. As the tide begins to flood these flats with cool water, the plentiful bait fish, marine worms & crustaceans begin to feed in the nutrient rich waters. Hungry Stripers know this and often feed aggressively, swirling and slashing, their silvery bodies glinting like mirrors as they forage in gin clear shallow water of the flats. When the conditions are right Striped Bass make perfect sight casting targets for fly & light tackle anglers. When sight casting to Striped Bass around the numerous Mussel bars that fringe many of our shallow flats, we frequently encounter Stripers that are "Tailed Up"...yes Stripers do "tail", like an Abaco Bone or Redfish of Florida's famed Indian River Lagoon, Striped Bass often feed by grubbing around on the mud & eelgrass flats for crabs, shrimp and worms, leaving their tails wagging like flags in the breeze. A well presented fly presented just upcurrent of the "tailing" Striper...slowy crawled along the bottom will usually yield a strike. "Muds"(silty clouds in the clear water)are often left by the grubbing stripers and are a dead giveaway that Striped Bass are present and on the feed...most times however, we have challenging task of sighting and casting to "laid up" or slow cruising fish.
Maine's shallow water habitat is comprised of surf, sand flats, fast water channels, bays, coves, rips and marsh. All easily accessible and fished with a fly rod!!!
Call us if you'd like to join us for a day or two this coming season.
Maine Flats Fishing Striper Guide
Capt. George Harris
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