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Saturday, September 8, 2012

Maine Striper Fishing Report September 8th, 2012

With bouncy weather that we've had the last few days and the weather that's forecasted ahead of us making the oceanfront habitat unfishable due to heavy surf conditions, I've really had to rely heavily on my knowledge of fishing our extensive back bay and shallow water flats areas to give my anglers some very good shots at some impressive fish...Today was a prime example...Regulars Chris & Joe Oliver were aboard again and with them was, marine electronics specialist, Kevin Boughton we hopped aboard the boat this morning and made a beeline for a shallow back bay flat that had a fast ebbing tide...this particular flat is known to produce some of the biggest fish that I catch each season...the tide was not perfect but it was good enough to try...Over the course of an hr we hooked up a few nice fish but each fish managed to shake the hook...Each fish was 30 seconds of line burning adrenline that signals a BIG FISH on the line followed by slack line & dead silence..part of the game I guess...with the tidal flow waning and the seas & wind building we decided to turn the boat back up the river to hit another draining mudflat...a few small bluefish were pushing bait but it really didnt have that fishy feel not to mention we were staight into the teeth of a ripping off we went again on the hunt it didnt take long to find what we were looking for....dive bombing terns and screaming gulls marked the spot...quick casts with jigs and plugs and all 3 of my anglers were tight to hard fighting bluefish...cast after cast was met with the same result...a torqued over rod and a burning drag....when the fish were up top feeding on juvie herring we got the explosive surface strikes...when the blues went deep I used my sounder to mark them and we dropped jigs into them...we even boated a striper during that melee and had one fish freight train us and took the reel right down to the spool knot before breaking us off...good times!!!



Arrowsic said...

Nice stack of blues there CGH...especially first pic, that Chris's dad?

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

Thanks dude...I dont think that they've had a paternity test so yes that's his Dad lmao..