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!!!

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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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Sunday, June 22, 2014

Maine Striped Bass Fishing Report Kennebec River June 22nd, 2014

(Maine saltwater fishing reports. & charters)
Anglers who have fished with us this past week have enjoyed some great Striper fishing here on Maine's mighty Kennebec river. Schools of Striped Bass have been feeding heavily during both incoming and outgoing tides. Huge patches of both juvie herring & adult river herring have given our stripers plenty to get excited about..flies, bucktail jigs, top water plugs and soft plastic baits like fin-s fish, ronz or sluggo have been great producers as usual. Paddle tail swim baits have been dinomite!!. Our favorite color has been white but we've had success with a variety of colors including black, chartreuse and bubblegum pink...In darker water Rattle trap type lures have worked very well....On the Kennebec... We have special regs in place to help protect our native fish during the spawn. Remember that it's Catch. & Release only, fly or artificial lures only and any lures must only have   one hook...Crushing the barbs down on your hooks is not a bad way to go when fishing over these big schools of stripers...Also remember that the use of bait is prohibited on the Kennebec until July 1st
 Our go to fly for the last two weeks has been an olive over white or all olive clouser...NO FLASH !! This fly has worked time after time... The retrieve speed has been SLOW...
I honestly think that the technique has been more important than the pattern...I can't stress enough that letting that fly settle in the water has been the methodical and work the fly deep like a jig... Don't just strip it in quickly and your catch rate will sky rocket!! Same can be said for skipping Bucktails and slow and METHODICAL with your presentations...The last several days have been really productive even into the mid day hours so a crack of dawn start has not been necessary... I suspect that'll change but for the moment it's based strictly on tidal flow.Outside the river and along the beaches of outer Casco Bay has been a different story... Loads of sandeels and juvie herring are plastered everywhere but not much in the way of numbers of big stripers on them yet.. Even mackerel have been sporadic at best...these current conditions are going to change in a hurry...Soon we'll have nice striper action out along the oceanfront where we'll be targeting the biggest fish of the season!! We have some openings this coming week on both boats and the weather this coming week is going to be spectacular...Please give us a call ASAP to reserve your tides 207-691-0745 or for more info on the trips we offer visit


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