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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Thursday, March 8, 2012

Maine Striper Fishing Charters 2012

The calendar days are slowy slipping by and before we know it saltwater fishing season will once again be upon us here on the Maine coast. Over the course of the offseason I have been fortunate enough to be a stay at home dad with my infant son, Cameron, who many of you know, was born back in October. As a new father, it's been a truly amazing experience to watch him learn and grow, Cameron is now just over 5 months old now and is doing a great job keeping his mom & dad on their doubt he'll soon be learning all about the outdoor sports that we love.

As is always the case, I am constantly looking for ways to improve the way we operate...whether it's improving the equipment we use or varying the types of trips that we offer, it's a constant evolution!!!
One of the new things coming in 2012 is the addition of "Got Stryper" pintail soft plastic baits. An incredible light tackle bait created and marketed by Captain Alan Hastbacka of Cape Cod, MA...We are going to have a selection of 7,9,11 & 13 inch baits in a variety of proven colors. I will rig these baits to be able cover a wide range of habitat...from deep water jigging to finesse presentations for shallow water flats fishing. Whether we rig these baits as Carolina rig, Texas rig or my deadly knocker jig rig, these durable lures are sure to produce big results for us!!! I'll be posting results here on the blog, also on our facebook pages and on the "Got Stryper" FB page...Stay tuned!!!
Not a definite yet but I have been toying with the idea of adding some Okuma spinning reel products for 2012...specifically the rugged aluminum framed Cedros line of reels. The Cedros line of reels is offered in both low & high speed retrieve models and also a "baitrunner" version which is perfect for the style of live bait fishing that we do here on the rocky Maine coast. I have gotten some great feedback about Okuma from some SW Florida guides...Also a good friend who livebait fishes the Kennebec river swears by his Okuma baitrunners...I've always had good luck using a mix of Shimano, Penn & Daiwa reels but lately Okuma has really stepped up their game in producing affordable, high performance spinning & conventional fishing equipment...I cannot continue to ignore that...Maybe you'll see a few Cedros on the boat this season!!! Towards the end of last season I was able to get my hands on some of the TFO Gary Loomis signature series rods...within hours of them arriving my clients were putting them through their paces...Without a doubt, the TFO Gary Loomis series are some of the finest light tackle rods on the market regardless of price...PERIOD!!!
No doubt about it my rod racks will be filled with these awesome sticks this season. Many of the fly anglers who fish with me prefer to bring their own gear but I keep the boat stocked with a nice selection of TFO fly rods for client use, Over the years I've offered alot of different "blingy" fly rods & reels, Sage,G Loomis, Scott, tibor, abel, billy pate etc...all top of the line...

but for straight up price & performance the TFO's rule...The new BVK series is downright amazing, as is the TICR-X, Mini Mag and the the old school Lefty Kreh signature series is a workhorse. All my TFO fly rods are paired with rock solid, machined aluminum, cork disk Terry Hayden reels and the latest technology fly lines by Air-flo!!!
One of the most popular trips offered is without a doubt my live baiting trip... Geared for the angler that just wants to work their way through the food chain, having a blast cathing big numbers of stripers, the live bait trips are just the ticket...Fishing livies for trophy stripers is incredibly exciting and accounts for the biggest stripers we boat each season...We start the trip by blacking out the livewells with mackerel, herring or pogies...Live eels are a proven killer of trophy striped bass as well and also have their place in our arsenal...after we "make bait" it's on to some of the fishiest habitat on the maine coast, It could be a tidal marsh, a gnarly tide rip, a lonely stretch of surf washed beach or mud & sand flats. All of these areas are drained and flooded twice daily by whopping 10-12 ft tides...I operate in an amazingly diverse area of habitat and it's my pleasure to share it with the anglers who fish with me!!

These are just a few of the many things that Super Fly Charters is offering for the 2012 season...

If you haven't booked your trips yet give us a call on the Maine Striper Fishing Hotline plan an exciting tide or two on the water...From fly & light tackle to live baiting...WE HAVE YOU COVERED!!!

Capt. George Harris 207-691-0745