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 28, 2015
Mackerel have been spotty so far but a little bit of chum in the water will bring them to the boat fairly quickly. July 1st end of the special regs season here on the Kennebec which adds a whole new dimension to the we target the bigger stripers in the river...I'd also like to remind bait anglers to use proper in line circle hooks when fishing with baits...also for 2015 the regs for keeping striped bass have changed from 1 fish @ 20-26 inches to 1 fish @ greater than 28"...please remember take only what you plan to eat and let the rest swim...
~Capt George Harris
Thursday, June 25, 2015
looking for...while it was the only fish we caught in that spot...dozens of others were seen gorging on sandeels in that crystal clear water!!! We spent the rest of the tide back up in the Kennebec jigging the current seams for schoolie stripers and ended up with another double digit day...albeit we worked a little harder for them today
The bite is strong right now and no one is more dialed in on these Kennebec fish than us...give us a call if you'd like to experience one of the many types of trips that we offer
Tuesday, June 23, 2015
As usual we are dialed in on the fish as we roll on toward July. Please give us a shout if you'd like to get in on the action!!
~Capt. George Harris
Friday, June 19, 2015
Gloomis NRX 8 weight was bent to the grip and he soon had double digit fish to the net for a quick release...as the tide slacked we worked our way down the river and picked away at schoolies that we're chasing bait through some of the shoreline eddies!!!
Schools of mackerel and sandeel have shown up in eastern Casco Bay which means it's time to start searching those south facing beach front surf lines for big stripers. The great fishing will continue as more & more stripers continue to migrate in!!
Please contact us if you'd like more info on fishing the Kennebec river and Casco Bay
Saturday, June 13, 2015
Stay Salty My Friends, Capt. George
Monday, June 8, 2015
Reports from eastern casco bay have been solid with the best action centering around estuaries and shallow mud flats & marshy areas. All in all we've had a pretty good start to June and within 2-3 weeks the exposed oceanfront beaches should start to produce good catches of big stripers. Mackerel reports have been sporadic but they are here and if you get out on their habitat and chum the water a bit you should be able to fill the livewell or at least get enough for a session of chunk baiting your favorite spots
Our schedule is filling up but we still have some prime tides each month so get in touch ASAP if you would like to lock down the best tide