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

For Reservations Call The Maine Saltwater Fishing Hotline 207-691-0745
For Reservations, Availability or Live Reports Please Call or Text Message The Maine Saltwater Fishing Hotline 207-691-0745

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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Friday, July 8, 2011

Maine Striper Fishing Kennebec River Report July 7th, 2011 Sight Fishing The Flats!!!

Maine Saltwater Fishing Hotline...For LIVE Maine Striper fishing reports or for charter reservations for the Kennebec River: Call or text message 207-691-0745 As You Can See from Our Reports...We've Cracked The Code & Have The Fish Dialed In On ALL of Their Habitats...Rips, Beaches, Marshes and Flats...Whether you prefer light tackle or fly fishing...Dial Us Up!!!

07/07/2011 Two fly fishing trips today and although we didn't post big numbers of fish like my popular live baiting trip slayfests, it was still a blast...1st up Departing at 430am My early morning 4hr trip was spent working the heavy current areas of a strong outbound tide...we found success while working a small shallow cove that the ebbing tide was boring straight into...the force of the raging tide trapping the bait in the shallows...Often the presence of fish is indicated by a single gull hovering intently...this was exactly the clue that immediately caught my attention...closer inspection confirmed the presence of feeding stripers...A few minutes later, working over a brief pop up surface feed, my angler got tight to a fish in one of the most explosive top water strikes from a striped bass that I've seen this season...gotta love it when you get moderately foggy overcast conditions...the Stripers get hyper aggressive...

Trip two was a 5hr trip departing mid morning at 10:00am, most of the tide had already left so we started by working the edges of an expansive hard bottom flat...setting up a drift along the edge of a 100 yard long gravel bar, it didn't take long before we started seeing large stripers cruising over the light colored bottom...Mark was in the bow of the boat with a topwater offering while Jerry was in the stern of the boat throwing my deadly two beer clouser...(It's a fly that I don't start tying till I've had at least two beers) It's basically a sparse 2" clouser tied black over lavender over white with no flash and it's absolutely deadly when allowed to settle to the bottom and twitched in a manner that leaves little puffs of sand as it's skipped across bottom. As mark worked the surface...he had several follows but no particular follow I had Jerry lay the "two beer fly" right in behind the topwwater and had him let it sink to the bottom in two feet of twitch of the fly sealed the deal as a fat 29" Striper boiled on the fly & took Jerry into the backing on his van staal c-vex reel...The bright sun over the light colored bottom of the flats made sighting fish a breeze...the fish were clearly grubbing crabs off the bottom every time they rolled on a crab you would see their white bellies and silvery sides followed by a large mud cloud where they had just fed...In an effort to keep my, think outside the box, "freestyle angling" philosophy alive..I actually had my angler hop out of the boat, at one point, and wade the edge of a large sandbar that had large striped bass hanging just off it's edge in 18" of water...
This style of fishing is not a big numbers game like some of my other trips and it's not for everyone but half of the fun is in the challenge...long leaders and tiny flies coupled with patience and stealth are often the requirements needed to crack the code...If you're thinking about trying this style of fishing please get in touch with me..We're getting into the time of year when the water is warming up which makes wet wading an excellent method for fly & light tackle anglers to quietly slip up on the hard bottom shallow water stripers. There is nothing more primal than stalking your quarry in gin clear shallow water on foot!!!..For anglers wishing to wet wade, bring along a good pair of sandals like the ones produced by Columbia, Keen or Teva or "flats specific" wading shoes such a the Patagonia "Marlwarkers" or Simms "Flats Sneakers"...or on a budget an old pair of "Chuck Taylor" Converse All Stars will work as good as anything...

Good stuff just keeps on happening at Super Fly Charters!!!

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