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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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Thursday, July 29, 2010

Maine Striper Fishing Report July 28th, 2010

Maine Saltwater Fishing Report July 28, 2010; Kennebec River Striper Fishing Remains Solid

This past week has been very busy for us...we've mostly focused on the Striped Bass fishery of the Kennebec River...7/23,I had Dennis Kelly return from Sag Harbor,NY...Dennis has tagged over 12000 striped bass in his career...He was able to tag close to two dozen stripers on this trip...not too bad for fishing one rod....Dennis is a great fisherman and hopefully i'll see return next month or in September...Most of the Stripers that we're seeing are still holding on the ledges with fast water moving over them...Fly fishing has been best during the lower light levels and at certain stages of the tide...remember that it is mid summer here and the water is warm...the stripers are well fed and they're not feeding with reckless abandon like they'll be doing in september...For the most part, We've been able to pattern where they're feeding and at what stages of the tide
Yesterday I had Ed Hennessey and his grandkids aboard along with Gary Darby. Ed owns beautiful 60 acre Davis Island, located off Port Clyde, Maine. I'd been contacted by island caretaker Gary Darby who expressed to me that they'd been having a hard time getting located on the stripers...I put a game plan together and we hit the Kennebec river in search of Striped Bass...the fishing started off slow but as the incoming tide started to cook...we started scoring good numbers of fish over the ledges...Ed's grand son boated several nice stripers and decided that he wanted to try my trick rod...a short but stout 24" jigging rod designed to jig lake trout through the ice, when the bite is cranking it's a good way to add some fun especially with kids aboard...young Ed was able to boat several more stripers with the trick rod..., which he seemed to be quite proud of Everyone on board caught some nice stripers too...most likely I'll be seeing them again in a week or two.


Maine Striper Fishing Guide
Capt. George Harris
207-691-0745
www.superfly-charters.com

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Maine Striper Fishing Report: Kennebec River July 21st, 2010

Maine's Kennebec river is producing some of the best Striped Bass fishing in the State of Maine right now!!!

Today I had the privilege of guiding, Florida Key's guide & Co-host of Versus TV's saltwater fishing show "Saltwater Experience", Capt. Rich Tudor...He seemed intrigued about our ripping currents and big tides so we set the date....After meeting in Bath we headed off to one of the many ledges that have been so productive for us...A quick explanation of what we were going to do and we went lines in...10 seconds later...we were into our first Striper of the morning...next drift we get slammed again...then again and again...Ok Capt. Rich is clearly impressed by our fishery now. We continues to work the area for another hour or so before blasting off downriver chasing the tide...as we slide into the next rip immediately our rods are torqued way over with the weight of hard running stripers. Next drift another double...then a triple....wow...When I crawled out of bed this morning at 3:00am to get prepped fro the trip, I knew that we were going to have a great trip...As always, It was nice to have the chance to showcase the wonderful Striped Bass fishery that we have here in Maine...I didn't let the opportunity pass...Captain Rich got to see first hand what we see on a daily basis as we slid into drift after drift only to be greeted by powerful tugs sreaming drags and rods bent to the grip...

A little info on Versus show "Saltwater Experience" -Captains Tom Rowland and Rich Tudor have won over 200 tournament titles and 7000 + professional, guided days between them. Join them as they share their knowledge of inshore and offshore saltwater fishing in a fun and educational format. Utilizing the latest HD camera equipment and the most skilled production team in outdoor television, Saltwater Experience highlights the natural beauty of the Florida Keys as well as the indigenous wildlife above and below the water. Don't miss Saltwater Experience on Versus!

Maine Striper Fishing Guide
Capt. George Harris
207-691-0745
www.superfly-charters.com

Monday, July 19, 2010

Maine Saltwater Fishing Report: Super Fly Charters July 19th 2010

This report will be brief...The striper fishing in Maine is really good right now


..this morning I guided Mike Monheit and his son Matt also along were two of Matts friends...the tide started slow and the fishing matched the tide...but as the tide started to rip we started scoring lots of stripers...singles, doubles, triples and quadruple hook ups...most fish were in the 28-34 inch range which make for great sport on light tackle...The methods we use are proven to catch stripers during the brightest, hottest days...what most anglers call tough fishing conditions is just business as usual for us...we have the experience to time the tides and have the right rigs aboard to ensure that we get the hook ups that elude and frustrate most anglers into submission... If you've been waiting for the fishing to get really good before booking your trip..the wait is over...please call us asap to book your date

Maine Striper Fishing Guide
Capt. George Harris
207-691-0745
www.superfly-charters.com

Friday, July 16, 2010

Maine Saltwater Fishing Report: Super Fly Charters 7/16/10

Maine Striper Fishing Starting To Get Easy



Right now the Kennebec river is flooding with fat healthy Striped Bass and they've had the feedbag on...most times right through the heat of the day and in bright sunshine.
This morning I guided Bob McClements and his 8 year old grandson Mason...We departed the dock in Bath and made a short jaunt to a nearby ledge...within seconds of arriving we were into a fish...young Mason handled it perfectly...for the next hour we worked this ledge and pulled several more nice stripers from it...Next we scooted downriver and worked a shoreline that was awash in the fast ebbing tide...the stripers were tight to the bank...but would dart out into the current to gulp down our offerings...we continued this pattern for the next hour or so boating several more beautiful striped Bass before heading back to the dock...Trip two featured the Hullings family from Wichita, Kansas...this trip also saw the skunk leave the boat very quickly...we then located a good sized school of stripers and proceeded to spend the remainder of our trip battling double hook ups on healthy striped bass...great time with a fun family...I'm sure they won't soon forget some of the battles they had...especially the one with the seal after the seal raced off with one of our hooked fish



Maine Striper Fishing Guide
Capt. George Harris
207-691-0745
www.superfly-charters.com

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Maine Striper Fishing






Maine Striper Fishing Report: Kennebec River 07/14/10

Maine Striper fishing on the Kennebec gets back on track

After some very slow fishing last week due to the tropic like heat...the Striped Bass fishing here in Maine has gotten back on track. We had been catching some nice stripers even through the "heat wave" but now we're catching good numbers as well. We've been finding fish on a variety of habitat, varying from shallow water sand flats to current seams coming off shoreline structure however the bulk of the fish that we've been find have been holding over deeper structure where the water is cooler and the bait source is abundant...It just make sense for stripers to feed this way...high calorie yield with a minimum of energy expended.
Yesterday we had the pleasure of witnessing a school of stripers, up in 1-2 feet of water, in a daisy chain formation...i was able to beach the boat on a sand bar and have my angler stealthily wade within casting range...the fish seemed to have something else on their minds other than feeding but it was very cool to see such behavior...watching three foot long stripers rolling like tarpon is quite a sight!!!

Early morning or under the cover of fog can provide some outstanding surface activity for our fly and light tackle anglers....there is something special about watching a group of stripers stalk the popper and blast it repeatedly...the super strike little neck popper has been a killer. As we move forward with the rest of our season I anticipate that the striper bite will remain consistent...Offshore giant Bluefin tuna have been a regular catch...The Cod bite will remain consistent as always and We should start to see the shark fishing get better & better as the gulf of maine water temps warm up.

We still have some great tides available for all of the trips that we offer...so please give us a call if you'd like to get out on the water to enjoy some of the great saltwater fishing that mid coast Maine has to offer.


Maine Striper Fishing Guide
Capt. George Harris
207-691-0745
www.superfly-charters.com

Friday, July 9, 2010

Maine Striper Fishing Report: Super Fly Charters July 9th, 2010

Striper Fishing In Maine Approaches Mid Season

I'm a little tired after doing 16 guided saltwater fishing trips in the last 10 days so I'll make this short and sweet...During the last week or so we have covered huge amounts of water in pursuit of the saltwater fish that inhabit the Gulf of Maine...our focus as usual is the legendary Striped Bass that thrive in the Kennebec watershed..We've also been fortunate to have had some incredible summer weather permitting us to access some of the great ground fishing that Maine has to offer. With the hot humid temperatures that we had during the last week we've seen some ups & downs in the Striper feeding patterns.... One of the great things about being a saltwater fishing guide is seeing the various changes that take place in our marine environment and being able to make the adjustments to be able to stay on the fish...I often find myself making these adjustments without even realising it ....Fishing structure in fast water still remains to be the best game in town as far as putting numbers of quality fish in the boat. The Stripers have settled into there summer feeding grounds and have been feeding at their own leisure on the abundant herring schools... Offshore....the Cod continue to hammer away at our Jigs...and we have seen sporadic bursts of Tuna blasting through baitballs on the nearshore ledges...It's getting to be that time of year to start focusing on chasing some bluefin tuna so please inquire about our available dates.





Maine Striper Fishing Guide
Capt. George Harris
207-691-0745
www.superfly-charters.com

Monday, July 5, 2010

Maine Striper Fishing Charters: Kennebec Report July 5th, 2010

The Dog Days Of Summer Have Arrived On The Coast Of Maine

(Dr. Beatty with a chunky 31" striper)

After a slow weekend of fishing things seem to be back on track on the Kennebec river...Striped Bass continue to stack up on deeper ledges in fast water...live baiting has been taking good numbers of fish. Warm water temps and bright hot days have made fly fishing very tough at times...stripers pushing across flats during flood tides that coincide with low light levels have been best...as has working current seams coming off rocky structure...
All the fish that we've found lately have been nice and fat, Most trips out we're seeing fish over 30 inches and very healthy obviously they've been feeding very well on the abundance of bait that we have available. Mackeral are around in good numbers, huge Bluefin Tuna are being caught out on the offshore ledges, groundfish such as cod are willing to eat jigs though most have been on the small side.
If you're looking to do some salwater fishing...we have plenty of options...get out there and fish!!!

Maine Striper Fishing Guide
Capt. George Harris
207-691-0745
www.superfly-charters.com

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Maine Saltwater Fishing: Super Fly Charters July 4th, 2010 Kennebec River

Happy 4th of July Everyone



(Mike Scott of Portsmouth, NH & Friendship, ME with a nice Kennebec Striper)

Over the weekend we had some pretty slow fishing conditions but things improved drastically today. Hot bright days coupled with heavy holiday weekend boat traffic likely were contributors to the conditions. Today we boated some nice stripers to about 28 inches while fishing structure...A few times today we slid into breaking fish but could not come tight to fish...the stripers were so focused on the herring that they ignored evrything else....they were just plain fussy. We did however get severel solid hookups when we were able to get over some structure...looking forward to the tides this week...it should be good!!!


Maine Striper Fishing Guide
Capt. George Harris
207-691-0745
www.superfly-charters.com

Maine Striper Fishing With Super Fly Charters: Kennebec River July 4th 2010

Fishing With Super Fly Charters

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Maine Saltwater Fishing Report: Kennebec River Striped Bass July 1st, 2010

Striper Fishing Season Officially Opens On The Kennebec River

July has arrived in mid coast Maine and the Kennebec river Striped Bass season officially begins today. This morning I had the privledge to guide Vermont couple, Ed Curtis & his wife Theresa....despite getting on the Kennebec at 7:00 am we still managed to land on stripers within minutes of leaving the dock in Bath. We've been finding good numbers of fish on the rocky ledges with fast moving water pouring over them...today would be no different....Theresa connected first...a fat 28 incher...Ed's first fish came moments later...Theresa then went on a run landing severel nice fish in a row between 26-34 inches...A double hook-up followed as Ed & Theresa continued to make my job easy. A great morning on the water & I'm sure that i'll be seeing these guys again.
Yesterday, We fished offshore for Cod, The bite was very consistent till around noon before shutting down...we boated over 50 cod using a mix of diamond jigs & butterfly jigs...both styles were rigged with a teaser about 18 inches above the jig.
Mackerel are still around in big numbers and huge schools of herring clog up the tidal rivers.
Reservations have been coming in steadily so If you've been holding back on making that reservation I urge you to please look at your calendar and let us know asap which dates that you have in mind...

Maine Striper Fishing Guide
Capt. George Harris
207-691-0745
www.superfly-charters.com