For Reservations Call The Maine Saltwater Fishing Hotline 207-691-0745

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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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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, July 25, 2015

Maine Striper Fishing Report July 25th 2015

We have continued to have great action here on the Kennebec. Fish have been stacked on channel structure and in the shoreline rips. River herring, eels have been keeping the fish well fed and the bite has been predictable during both tides. Out along the oceanfront & beaches Stripers have continued to prowl the surflines and rock faces in search of sandeel, mackerel, pollock & crustaceans . Water temps are rising fast in the river so some of the stripers may drop down along the beach or they just may continue to feed on the deeper river structure. Either way we 'll have them pinpointed. 

Looking forward to the second half of the season 

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Maine striper fishing report Kennebec river 7/15/15

Big stripers continued to come over the rail this week in the Kennebec river... Fishing the deeper water as the tide slows down has paid Mackerel, pollock and eels have been getting it done for us. This morning I had Ben Lowe and his dad back aboard for the morning tide and right out of the gate we landed on some big stripers...working our way down the river in thick fog we found hungry wil liking stripers bashing pencil poppers over a variety of terrain. Deep water ledges, shoreline rips and shallow flats all had stripers on the feed.
The fog certainly helped us this morning and we took advantage of it!!!

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Maine Saltwater Fishing Reports & Charters 7/9/15

Ben & Jon Lowe were back aboard again(see previous posts to read about Ben's exploits)
So after accomplishing our morning goal of hunting down some big ocean front stripers..Ben & I dropped his dad off at popham beach and ran up the river for some pretty amazing light tackle action..we scored hard fighting schoolie stripers on nearly every drift...from start to finish it was an incredible day...we even took an hour break from the stripers and went out to a ledge in 80' of water and put the catch & release boots to over 20 cod fish to 24" all on ultra light tackle!!!

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Kennebec River Striper Fishing Report 7/8/15

Striped Bass are spread throughout the entire Kennebec...from Waterville to popham beach. The area around Bath that we operate has has been fishing very well. This morning we got out in front of the tide a little but once it started to drain we had great action on stripers to 30" topwater plugs & soft plastic baits got it done with easy as huge clouds of river herring were funneled to the hungry stripers. The action out along the beach has been good if we hit the tides right & if the surf conditions allow us to safely fish it. Mackerel are still very cooperative so it doesn't take much effort to gather a good supply. We 're looking forward to seeing how the rest of the summer develops...

Monday, July 6, 2015

Maine Striper Fishing Report July 6th 2015

Today's crew flat crushed the fish...many savage strikes and torqued over rods...many fish over the rail..started the morning casting jigs and poppers before changing gears to hit some big fish in skinny water
So far it's been a great start to the season here in the Kennebec and casco bay regions...thick schools of mackerel, sandeel, blueback herring have kept the striper action red hot..I'd be surprised if we don't start seeing schools of big bluefish showing up in the near future with all the bait we have spread out along our coastline.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Maine Striper Fishing Report July 1st, 2015

 I knew today was going to be a great day ..the first clue was that Lowe family was fishing with me...for over a decade these guys have charter my boat for multiple trips each summer and each time they step aboard my boat, I just know that something big is coming over the rail...430am Jon & Ben meet me on the boat and we head downriver...first stop...a shallow cove with good current ripping over some ledge...two topwater plugs sail outward from the boat and the guys begin working the lures back to the boat with a zig zag, walk the dog retrieve...neither lure would make it very far...several boils and slaps and both anglers were tight to the first 2 fish of the morning... This would continue for an hr before the current went slack....after a short discussion explaining my game plan and I swung the boat to the west and raced for the horizon faster than American Pharoah's run for glory...we made short work of loading the baitwell with a healthy supply of tinker Mack's...which we put to use by pitching them into the white water at the base of rock only took a minute for the fish to find our frisky livies...and for the next two hours we had a steady stream of bent rods!!! 

We are in the fish...give us a call if you want to get in on this action

~Capt George Harris