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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!!!

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Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Maine Saltwater Fishing Reports June 19th, 2013

The last several days in the Kennebec region and adjacent areas have been very good to us!!! A couple of days back I had Matt Libby, owner of the famed Libby Camps an Orvis Endorsed Lodge that has been in his family for 125 years. A bit about Matt Libby, a true Maine woodsman, following in a family tradition that stretches back more than a century: This year marks the 124th year for Libby Camps, located in scenic T8, R9. If you’re not up on your townships and ranges, grab your map. Put your finger on Baxter State Park. Now look above the park’s northern boundary and find Millinocket Lake. That’s where you’ll find Matt Libby … and Libby Camps. Libby has been a guide in the North Maine Woods since he was 18, and has been active in outdoor resource management issues as well, serving three terms as Aroostook County’s representative on the DIF&W’s advisory council. He’s also a board member of the Maine Professional Guides Association. . Matt had never been Striper fishing so I wanted to make sure that I put him on some fish...we started the morning out along the oceanfront where he caught a beautiful Striped Bass that was cruising the whitewater just off the we visited a shallow flat up in the river where we went to work casting flies to blitzing stripers which was a great way to end the day...The following day I had two more legendary Maine guides aboard, Don Kleiner, owner of Maine Outdoors who Also serves as executive director for the Maine Professional Guides Assoc....Joining Don was Master Maine Guide Gary Corson... A little about Gary,2011 Maine Guide Award Winner -"Gary has been one of the very few people in Maine who have made their sole living from guiding for nearly three decades. The motto on his website is 'guiding is my life, not a hobby' is perfectly true. He has guided fisherman, hunters and naturalists in western Maine on the Pierce Pond watershed and in the Upper Aroostook, Upper Penobscot and the Allagash River areas of the North Maine Woods." "Gary can be rightly called the 'father of fall fishing' in Maine. For many years he sought to establish fall fishing opportunities, and in 1995 joined the 'Fishing Initiative Committee' established by the Sportsman's Alliance of Maine where he continued his advocacy. Gary's activities varied from collecting signatures to testifying at the legislature." "Gary has been a leader in the effort to recognize and protect Maine's native and wild brook trout. While others have also contributed to this successful effort, Gary stands out for his time and energy he has put into this initiative. During the 2005 legislative session, a law was passed to establish the native brook trout as Maine's 'heritage fish' and protected those fish in 305 waters in the state where their populations remain unchanged by stocking." Back to fishing ...Don being a Striper Guide himself has caught countless Stripers but Gary was still looking for his first ever...It didn't take long!!! Cruising down the Kennebec headed were came across a school of stripers tearing through a school of river herring...a few casts of the fly rods was all it took and Don & Gary were both tight to feisty Stripers...Mission accomplished!!
That would bring us to today...switching gears from the fly rodding...I took out a group of guys who just wanted to go out and pull on some nice fish...Leaving the dock at 7am we bombed down river and out to some ledges to load the livewell with took us a few drifts but we were soon pulling in full sabiki loads and the livewell was quickly a we ran a short distance to some prime striped bass habitat and went to work...soon everyone was into some rugged stripers...what a week we are having so far!!! stay tuned for more reports



SMTnet said...

did they change the law so that you can use live macks before July 1 this year?

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

state rules...You can use live Mack's before July 1st...exception is the Kennebec watershed and surrounding waters from Cape Newagen to Cape small including the kennebec/sheepscot & their tributaries..still artificial lures, single hook only catch n release

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

I would like to add that the rule pertaining to mandatory use of circle hooks while bait fishing is now in effect for 2013 season...check with ME DMR to view current regs for yourself...educate yourself with the regs and you will not have any problems

Arrowsic said...

Interesting beginning of the week for Super Fly...putting stripers in the boat by utilizing various methods with various what else is new??? See you OTW soon my friend...