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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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Monday, June 10, 2013

Maine Striper Fishing Report: Kennebec River June 10 ,2013

The Striper striper fishing is off to great start here on the Maine coast. Yesterday morning I had Chris Oliver aboard , each of the last 9-10 years Chris has caught his first Stripers of the year while fishing aboard my boat. This season would not be any different. After loading the boat with gear in the dark we untied the boat and cruised down the Kennebec chasing a ripping outgoing tide...After a quick stop to prospect some bottom structure, we hammered down river to the edge of an expansive hard bottom flat where we could visibly see stripers waking and slurping river herring, It took only one cast to confirm what our eyes were seeing as Chris worked his Ron-z soft plastic a very hungry 29" striper quickly chased it down and demolished it with an explosive strike right at the boat...And so it would go for the rest of the morning...Each flat we visited held very good numbers of "schoolie" stripers that Chris was more than happy to go to work on...At the end of the morning we had boated a respectable 31 stripers up to 30 inches long, 6 of which came on the new Temple Fork Outfitters BVK 6wt flyrod rigged with a 175 grain sinking head line. The rest of the fish came on light tackle spinning gear rigged with a mix of bucktail & soft plastic jigs. Over the next couple of weeks we should continue to see the fishing improve as more migratory fish arrive and settle back into their summer feeding grounds on the coast of Maine.

If you are planning to hit the salt water for Stripers this season....I could think of worse times to go ;-)



Arrowsic said...

When you mentioned 6 on the fly, I knew for sure you had Chris on the boat...Nice way to break an old friend in early in the season...nice job on the numbers too...

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

another way to know that ChrisO was out with me would be to mention that someone was waiting for me in the driveway at 2am

Arrowsic said...

Straight from the bowery too...

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

Let's just say that someone needed to quench their thirst at the Tavern after the boat was tied