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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!!!

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Thursday, March 3, 2011

Maine Deep Sea Fishing Reports With Capt. George Harris & Super Fly Charters

Deep Sea Fishing In Maine: Part II of III...We'll cover Groundfish, Tuna & Sharks In This Three Part Series

(Part II: Sharking..Fishing For Sea Monsters On The Maine Coast)
When most anglers think about planning a sport fishing trip in Maine, light tackle fishing for sharks usually isn't the first thing that pops into their minds...but it should be!!! July through October can offer some of the hottest & most consistent big game fishing that we have on the Maine coast. Large Pelagic Sharks cruise the nearshore temperature breaks and forage rich underwater sea mounts looking for an easy meal...Mako, Thresher and Blueshark are the primary targets with Blueshark being the most common Shark caught in the Gulf of Maine...The usual routine is to get set up on a temperature or current break with buckets of our freshly ground chum hanging off the side of the boat creating a bloody & oily scent super highway that draws sharks in from long distance...any shark that swims through our miles long chum slick will swim directly to the stern of our boat...usually we'll have a few hook baits already deployed at different depth intervals and we'll also have a livey bridled up and swimming in the livewell for use as a pitch bait in the unusual event that the sharks are finicky...Blue Sharks are prime candidates for fly & light tackle anglers. During down time while we're waiting for the sharks too come in...we often drop jigs to the bottom for fast action on codfish, mackerel and other species...there is always something happening...once the sharks arrive...it's game on and everyone on the boat functions as a team...we are well equipped for fishing sharks...our tackle includes an array of Penn International 50W & 30W lever drag reels mounted on custom Chaos stand up rods for the heavy lifting...For the lighter work we are fully equipped with heavy Penn 9500ss spinning outfits, lightweight graphite rods rigged with Shimano 15-20-25-30 TLD's and an array of Gloomis, Sage & TFO Bluewater fly fishing outfits....all of our tackle is impeccably maintained...If you're planning to fish in Maine this summer and would like to give sharking a try...please give us a call.

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17 comments:

Arrowsic said...

So let me put my thinking cap on. When sharks arrive, you can present live bait in baitrunner or not baitrunner mode, present cut bait, present whole dead bait like popsickles, cast top water or diving lures and plugs. I would think the live, chunk, or dead whole baits would work best.

Arrowsic said...

Jeez George, I was just at the Parker Boat website and man, they have some beautiful 21 and 23 Special Editions (even with a head and optional bimini for Anne). And of course, they are at the Boston Boat Show this weekend (to go or not to go). I don't know CGH, every time you call my boat the "white elephant", I go on these website jaunts in shame and disgust. You're such a F***ing inspiration!!! LOL

Capt. George Harris (aka superfly) said...

Sharks will eat most anything....a bluefish fillet or a butterflied mack daddy are top baits...a live mack with the tail snipped off is killer too as is a live bluefish with tail snipped...when the sharks are all hyped up they'll smack a swimming blug or a jig...last summer we caught two on 12 oz diamong jigs while jigging cod...the water was thick with spikes and we could see the sharks slashing through them 20-30 feet below the boat...

Are you kidding me...you're boat is awesome!!! She's a fish magnet & it's got a nice comfy ride and gets you out of some of the weather...don't do it!!! She's

Arrowsic said...

Great shark tips, thanks again. I'm just a boat slut, that's all. Your boat is such fun with the modified V, low rider style. Just a little tired of the maintenance problems too, but in reality, they all have their ills. My best bet would be to go to Jeff's Marina and look at their Parker 17's; they have 2 of them, you know, just for kicking around like I did last year in Herb's boat. OR, I could just shut the F*** Up and enjoy what I have. What do you think DAD?

Capt. George Harris (aka superfly) said...

JUST SHUT UP & FISH...LOL...having a smaller boat would have it's perks...a 17 or 18 parker with a 30 gallon livewell would make a damn sweet striper skiff!!!

Capt. George Harris (aka superfly) said...

BTW...we ought to plan a shark trip for this season...spend a day out on the kettle bashing blue dogs

Arrowsic said...

I know. I could even moor it along side the elephant with large fenders. Could get into tighter spots like Sag Bay, the tight Goat Island drift, and "behind the rocks" just right of Chops Point. I'll give it some thought, but yeah, the elephant stays (you suck)

Capt. George Harris (aka superfly) said...

gas prices are going off the charts...those long runs to Mark isl are going to be expensive

Arrowsic said...

No shit! I'll be paying 4.50 / 5 this year. My last year's thoughts of pulling the ivory out to gas up may just come true. With a smaller boat, I could keep a gas can up on my trail and save. But yeah, 1/2 the time going to Mark you need the bigger boat because of the seas anyway. We'll discuss further during our shore dinner, you know, get the girls all rilled up. Ivory, that's a great name for the white elephant; it's official! And of course I'll go sharking with you, anytime!!!

Capt. George Harris (aka superfly) said...

some day in August we'll go hammer on some of those blue devils..we'll have to save some bluefish for fresh or frozen hook baits...

Arrowsic said...

It's amazing how stupid boat vendors at boat shows think we are. I mean, here's a deal on a nice boat, 35,000. On the options list is the MOTOR, for another 15,000. And oops, electronics for 2,000, double oops for a 1,000 trailer, damn, doesn't include taxes, delivery, dealer prep and a hat for the buyer with a "dumbass" logo. So the real price is around 55,000, not 35,000. Just amazing CGH. I think I'll stick with my white elephant at zero costs except for oil and gas!!!

Capt. George Harris (aka superfly) said...

Dude...I know...you would kinda think that in todays shaky economy that boat dealers could put together some attractive pricing....yeah right!!! The used boat market is flooded with boats that are barely broken in...when i decide to replace the parker i'm going to look for something lightly used down south and save huge $$$

Arrowsic said...

That's the way to go, slightly used and a Southie. There was this one woman/browser who kept remarking how beautiful the boat finishes were. Hey lady, spend 2 years on the Kenny and you boat will look like shit! That was the biggest dissapointment with our new boat; the quick depreciation with use, it's just amazing. I told Anne a few years ago that I'd probably never buy a new boat again based just on that factor. And you're right, the market is flooded with boats. I don't envy being a salesperson, you?

Capt. George Harris (aka superfly) said...

Ray...you'll fall back love with your boat when you're carrying loads of frisky spike macks ALL DAY LONG...you're going to be one of only a few boats out there with the correct bait tank set-up...

Arrowsic said...

You're right CGH. I just came back from the water with Ruby and all I could think of was how safe I was every pitched black 3 AM getting into Ivory. It's scary enough dinghying out there alone in the dark on an outgoing, but once I board Ivory, I always feel relieved, safe, like I just stand there knowing I'm not going into the drink. I go through that thought process every trip, it's amazing! Why change that with a smaller boat? And you're so right about the bubble machine. It will definitely change things knowing the energy that will be released from those frisky baits. Once again, the Captain reels yet another Rainman back to earth from a trip to the moon! Definitely 20, Definitely 20...

Capt. George Harris (aka superfly) said...

LMAO Rainman!!! cabin fever has definitely set in!!!

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