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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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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Saturday, May 31, 2014
Tips that I'll offer this week are to get out and fish the outgoing tides in the tidal rivers...look for areas of warmer water and work the methodically. herring imitating flies fished off a sinking head line will work well for fly anglers. Jigs, soft plastics and plugs fished on light tackle will bring you success if you work them SLOWLY!! For anglers that fish outside of the Special regs area of the kennebec river, the same techniques will work as will live & chunk baits fished in the surf lines...as we move into June we should expect to see the bulk of the migration arrive. This is one of the funnest times of the year for striper fishermen, it's easy to get caught up in the excitement...please remember to take care when handling these fish..use the proper tackle and release these stripers back into the water gently and rapidly to help insure that we can fish for these great fish for many years to come!!
Saturday, May 10, 2014
As mentioned in a previous post we have expanded our operation to include a second 21 Parker light tackle boat...Team Super Fly member Capt. John & I hopped in the truck for a 50 hr door to door round trip to Anglers Marine located in Supply, NC...now that we have the boat back home sitting in my yard, we're going to add a few touches to the boat to improve it's fish ability. This boat is going to basically double our available tides. After running a Parker for 12 seasons it's was a no brainer to add a second one....these rugged, shallow draft boats are perfect for the amazing variety of habitat...from drifting the gnarly rips of the lower kennebec to working the surf pounded out islands and headlands of casco bay, we'll take you there safely with speed, and comfort.
Moving on to the reports ...friends of mine who fish out on Long Island ,NY are indicating a mix of schoolies & larger fish. Moving north to Massachusetts the reports that have filtered in from both the north and south shores are pretty good...far from gang busters but fly and light tackle guys fishing up in the estuaries during falling tides have had a lot of fun. Now on to Maine...everything here seems to be mostly on schedule...water temps are on the rise and bait is showing in mind boggling numbers. Reports of schoolie Stripers being caught in the Saco R & in the Scarborough marsh are a good sign..May is always a shaky month for Stripers in Maine but invariably the fish show up within the same two week time period year after year!!! My best fishing early season tides are usually the outgoing but in fishing there are no hard fast rules...if any of you have questions about early season fishing techniques feel free to call or text...we have a lifetime of experience on the Maine coast and will be more than happy to share some knowledge with you!!
Stay Salty My Friends!!
Sunday, May 4, 2014
Reports from the south indicate that the Stripers are slowly working their way northward which is great news. But the really big news for Super Fly Charters is that, my bro-in-law, Capt John Coppola and I are leaving this week for North Carolina to pick up the new Parker 21se...Capt John will be running this boat for us this season which is great news for anglers who wish to fish with us this season...as many of you know...My schedule fills up fast and having a second boat will free up some of the best tides of the year. We are looking forward to bringing this sweet boat home and adding a few custom touches to it..We'll be keeping this boat alongside the super fly at the Kennebec Tavern & Marina.
Looking forward to seeing you all on the water!!
Stay Salty My Friends!!
Capt George Harris