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

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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!!!

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Saturday, September 26, 2009

Kennebec River Striper Fishing September 26th, 2009

Today I took part in a three boat guided trip with two other guides...We guided a group of anglers from Monteal, Quebec...Before the trip the three of us guides agreed to head in separate directions...I chose to hit one of my upriver spots for the last of the we arrived on scene we were greeted by diving birds and swirling stripers...we connected with a nice 25 incher right away...a few more drifts and we had a 28 incher in the boat...the tide went slack and the bite turned off like someone flipped a switch...we worked our butts off for the next few hours but unfortunately the bite stayed dead. The men on the other two boats were not as fortunate as the ladies aboard with me...I guess girls have all the luck!!!

Friday, September 25, 2009

Kennebec River Striper Fishing Report...October Preview???

Is this a prelude to the fishing we'll see in October...I sure hope so!!!

a trio of beautiful mid october fish

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Kennebec River Fishing Report September 23, 2009

Den Kelly made the drive up from Sag Harbor, NY to fish with me for the second time in the last 10 days. As explained in my 9/15/09 report Den is fanatical about tagging stripers for the American Littoral Society...over Den's career he has tagged over 11,700 striped bass...including the 15-18 fish he tagged with me...Den has gotten over 600 return certificates from Bass that he's tagged from Maine to the Chesapeake and beyond...hopefully Den will return for the June migration next spring...

Sunday, September 20, 2009

2009 Maine Striped Bass Season

Check out the short music video chronicling Super Fly Charters 2009 Striper fishing season highlights...we still have a few weeks of awesome fishing left...don't miss out!!!...give us a call today to reserve a date for your trip 207-691-0745

Kennebec River Striper Fishing Report September 20th, 2009

Today I had Chris Oliver fish with me again. We left the dock in Bath just before sunrise and ran a short distance down river....throwing soft plastic baits tight to the shoreline we were quickly on fish...for the rest of the outgoing tide we had a nice pick of fish to 27 the tide slacked the bite tapered the tide started to pour back in we ran up river and boated several more chunky fish before heading for the dock to catch the start of the Patriots/Jets game...another great morning on the water. It's not time to put the rods away just yet...if you're looking for some fall run striped bass action please call us to set up your trip!!! 207-691-0745

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Maine Striper Fishing Report: Kennebec River, September 19th, 2009

John & Steve from Holden & Houlton, Maine. fished with me today (09/19/09)

Dave & Zeke from New Smyrna Beach & Maitland, Florida fished with me yesterday (09/18/09)

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Super Fly Charters on Casting about for the elusive magic hour

Click the link below to read my comments in the Maine Outdoors Journal colomn: Casting about for the elusive magic hour BY
September 13, 2009 Maine Outdoor Journal | Casting about for the elusive magic hour

Maine Saltwater Fishing Report September 16th, 2009

Dennis Hansen & Jan Leth fished with me today...the second time this week. A stiff NE wind greeted us as we left the dock at daybreak. It took us awhile but we finally managed to find some fish willing to eat. We also ran into a seal with a bad attitude....the seal managed to steal two of Jan's stripers after playing tug of war with us for awhile...kind of exciting for the guys aboard....but I've had several run-ins with this bandit seal...including an epic seal battle battle that Den Kelly fought my patience with mr. seal was wearing abit thin. Check out Dennis's striper pics and Jan's seal encounter

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Maine Striper Fishing Report September 15th, 2009

Den Kelly from Sag Harbor, NY traveled to Maine to fish the Kennebec river with me today. Den is highly involved with tagging stripers for the American Littoral Society Den has tagged a whopping 11,700 Striped Bass from Maine to Chesapaeke Bay over the last 20 years...a real testament to his commitment to the tagging program!!! Note the tagged stripers in the pics below

Friday, September 11, 2009

Maine Striper Fishing Report September 11th, 2009

Check out the short music video chronicling Super Fly Charters 2009 Striper fishing season highlights...we still have a few weeks of awesome fishing left...don't miss out!!!...give us a call today to reserve a date for your trip 207-691-0745

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Maine Saltwater Fishing Report September 10th, 2009

Clark & Debbie Eason from Magnolia, Texas fished the lower Kennebec river with me today...they both caught their first ever striped bass

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Maine Striped Bass Fishing Report: Super Fly Charters September 9th, 2009

I had solo fly angler Tim Shaw from Camden, Me. aboard this morning...the fishing was good as you can see in the pics....stripers on the fly to 28 inches!!! We did well fishing shallow rocky structure adjacent to deep water....areas that had lighter colored gravel bottom gave us some good sight casting one point tim had made a picture perfect cast that landed a mere two feet in front of a laid up fish in two feet of water...he slowly stripped the fly twice and I watched the 27 incher eat the stuff. The Stripers have been becoming more aggressive over the last week or so...if you're looking to hit a hot striper bite, I can think of no better time than in the next 4 weeks as the stripers will be feeding heavily in preparation for the southbound migration...Come join us at Super Fly Charters to sample some of the best Striper fishing that the state of Maine has to offer!!!

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Maine Striper Fishing Reports September, 2009

Maine Striper Blitzes...Game On!!!

The fun continues!!!

Monday, September 7, 2009

Maine Saltwater Fishing Reports September 7th, 2009

Steve & Ray fished with me today (09/07/09) check out the pics!!! The bite wasn't fast & furious like the fishing we had yesterday...but we still boated some nice fish

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Maine Striper Fishing Report September 6th, 2009

I had Ray Paradis & Denis Collet aboard today...Ray Lives on the Banks of the Kennebec river and he decided that I might be able to show him a few of my tricks for putting a pile of stripers in the boat...Here is what Ray & Denis said after the trip via emails...

The pictures are great, but the lesson and knowledge are immeasurable.
You've changed my whole outlook on this great sport. What I've
learned today will save me tons of money and so much frustration. I
can't thank you enough"

Hi Capt. George:
Just a quick note of thanks for the wonderful trip on the Kennebec River. Clearly you know your stuff as we caught fish after fish. Thanks for making us the fishing rock stars Sunday morning!

Best wishes and continued success.

....I'll be seeing Ray very soon using some of the techniques that we used today....hopefully with very similar results!!!

Some of the best Striper fishing of the year will be taking place in the next 4-5 weeks...give us a call if you'd like to take advantage of it.

check out the cool mola mola pics we took yesterday (09/05/09) while hunting Tuna ESE of Monhegan Island

Friday, September 4, 2009

Maine Saltwater Fishing Reports September 4th, 2009

over the last couple of days the Striped Bass bite has gone from good to very, very good!!! Today I had Arthur Bellone & Bill Coppola aboard again for the umpteenth time. These guys are fish magnets and know how to put lots of fish in the boat....