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

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

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!!!

TIDE CHASER provides friendly, professional guided fly & light tackle fishing trips.
We operate our fishing TRIPS 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 sandy beaches, ocean front ledges, coastal tide marshes or shallow hard bottom flats. 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 2019

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Sunday, September 25, 2011

Maine Striper Fishing September 25th, 2011

Another Day....and a whole different set of weather conditions....still very foggy early but it burned off mid morning...The weather made very little difference to the fish...We are dialed in on the fish...and the best part of it is that we have had it all to ourselves...We have not seen another angler for days....Today I had Jeff Richman & his Wife Adanna aboard....traveling from W. Virginia, they decided to try some Striper fishing....Both scored their first ever Striped Bass and as has been the case for most of the second half of the season, all of our fish came from crystal clear, shallow water...many times under a bright sun!!! Most of the areas that we have been fishing have nothing indicating the presence if feeding diving birds, no churning surface blitzes, except for a few small key signs of life...its all in the details....current flows, water temps and bait....alone, these factors mean very little...however,if you can find the scenario where many of these factors come together, you can hit the jackpot...we are out there everyday and continously put these variables together to crack the code!!! It all boils down to time on the water...put your time in, adapt your techniques and good things WILL happen!! As the old saying goes 10% of anglers catch 90% of the fish!!!


Saturday, September 24, 2011

Maine Striper Fishing September 24th, 2012

Fred Hand from Atlanta...
Back aboard for more action...picking it up where we left it off yesterday...Yep, Fred lit up the shallow water stripers....most of our fish coming from 2 feet or less right in the surf line...yesterday Fred's girlfriend Kelly boated a mid 40 inch fish the weighed in around 35 pounds!!!

Good Stuff happening right now on the waters of midcoast Maine

Friday, September 23, 2011

Maine Striper Fishing Report September 23rd, 2011

Fred & Kelly from Atlanta fished with me today....all of our fish came over the sand in less than 3 feet of to well over 40 inches on light tackle today...find the sandeels....find the fish!!! Fred will be back aboard tomorrow for more action!!!

Friday, September 16, 2011

Maine Striper Fishing Reports September 18th, 2011

Mid September has arrived in Mid Coast Maine and we are still working hard every day to put our guests on fish....the past week has dealt us some tough conditions...a big bright full moon has predictably slowed the daytime that the moon has passed we should see some action iout off the outer beaches and in the estuaries where huge schools of sandeels and herring have been massing....mackerel have been blitzing on the sandeels and stripers uhave been taking advantage of all the bait species...I really haven't seen the signs of the fall run beginning yet which tells me that we still have some great opportunities to take advantage of in the upcoming weeks...I have an extremely busy week of charters coming up and hope to have lots of good stuff to report....keep in mind that we were on the stripers into late october last season...STAY TUNED!!!

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Saturday, September 10, 2011

Maine Striper Fishing September 10th, 2011

The big seas & surf that was causing us trouble the last few days, thankfully flattened out today which allowed us to go to work on some hungry stripers ...Like all fishermen we have had our tough days too...over the course of a season no guide / angler is immune to that..but by following the most basic formula of fishing ideal water temps, patterning baitfish movements and tidal currents and by continuously making small but necessary adjustments to our presentations...we have for the most part been able to enjoy a nice steady pick of jumbo stripers while fishing the oceanfront beaches, bays, rocky headlands and tide rips.
When choosing a saltwater guide service...please remember that there is no substitute for the real, everyday experience of a full time guide!!! 
Over the course of the next 4-6 weeks we should be experiencing the best fishing of the season..bait of all shapes & sizes is balling up everywhere....sandeels, peanut bunker, mackerel & herring have been giving the striped bass plenty to gorge on....we have had some great success targeting big stripers fishing a variety of habitat & tides.All of the biggest fish that we have caught this season have come under bright sun in shallow water...As many of you know live bait fishing has been as deadly as it is exciting...the use of live bait has also given us some great opportunities to target stripers with fly & light tackle..a ballooned mack often softens up a jumbo stripers inhibitions and a well placed cast near a ballooned mack with a fly or artificial can result in some truly explosive strikes....just last week I had an angler have a rod nearly ripped from his hand by a 40+ inch fish that he caught while throwing a rapala x-rap near a ballooned live chummer!!! Classic bait & switch technique AWESOME STUFF!!!..
...good fishing will develop in the the kennebec as the fall run begins and we will chase those fish into casco bay as they migrate south...Dial us up if you want in on the action  207-691-0746

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Maine Striper Fishing Reports: September 4th, 2011

A few striped bass pics from today (9/4/2011)...with the Kennebec river still a bit blown out from Hurricane Irene runoff...we have been having some great trips off the beaches and rocky headlands...give us a call if you'd like to take advantage of the good fishing that we've been having...

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Thursday, September 1, 2011

Maine Striper Fishing Report September 1st, 2011

Well another September has arrived on the Maine coast and that means one thing....good fishing is ahead for the next 6 weeks...The Kennebec river is like chocalate milk right now thanks to Hurricane Irene dumping loads of rain on the entire east coast...that has not slowed us down much though. Clear water can be found both east and west of the river mouth....that is where my focus has been for the last month so its business as usual for we had a nice pick of beautiful stripers up to 40 inches off the beaches...we fished a variety of habitat ranging from rocky headlands to sandy beaches....Good times are ahead!!!