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!!!

TIDE CHASER provides friendly, professional guided fly & light tackle fishing trips.
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

Welcome to Maine's #1 Striper Fishing Blog with Capt. George Harris Call 207-691-0745

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Tide Chaser Guide Service Midcoast Maine's premier fly & light tackle guide service, fishing for Striped Bass, Mackerel & Bluefish , i~ USCG 100 Ton Master ~ Registered Maine Tidewater Guide ~ For reservations call 207-691-0745 ~

Charters & Rates: "The Trip$ & Option$"

Maine Striped Bass ~ Bluefin Tuna Charters & Rates

Interest in fly & light tackle fishing for "football" Bluefin Tuna has spread like wildfire across the northeast and Super Fly Charters is very excited to be once again offering this trip to you. Each summer "football" Bluefin Tuna arrive in the Gulf of Maine to feed on the huge schools of Mackerel, Herring, Halfbeaks and Squid. Often these baitfish are found very close to shore and the Tuna are hot on their heels, churning the water in epic surface blitzes and amazing aerial acrobatics. Fish range in size from 50-100 pound "footballs" to giant triple digit "volkswagons". We have encountered these "football" Bluefin Tuna as close as 1 mile from shore.

Fishing tactics include "run & gun" fly casting to "Blitzing" Tuna with 14-17wt rods, casting poppers & metal jigs with heavy duty spinning rods as well as specialized "Butterfly" jigging techniques born and perfected on the Pacific Rim. We supply all the tackle necessary to subdue these powerful gamefish. Come join us for the chance to land the fish of a lifetime with fly or light tackle. These exciting trips are in high demand. Please call for available dates.

The most Amazing topwater Tuna action I've ever seen...EPIC!!! I'll never forget that huge Bluefin crushing my popper...who knew that you could catch Tuna so close to shore? Thanks Captain George!!!... ~John W. August 2008

We are very excited to be expanding our fishing season by offering our trips on the flats and beaches of Cape Cod during the months of May & October...Call Capt. George to ask for availability 207-691-0745

Now Taking Reservations For The 2011 Season!!! Contact us today to set up a time before prime dates fill

Inshore Striped Bass Rates
1-4 anglers 4 hours - $400

1-4 anglers 6 hours - $500

1-4 anglers 8 hours - $600

4 hr "Evening Blitz" -$400

NEW!!! Merrymeeting Bay "Trash Can Tarpon" aka Carp $400 4 hours

4 hr Kids Trip $450 1-6 anglers action packed family fun

Gift certificates are available!!!

No Fishing License required

Additional angler - $50

Larger Parties can be accomodated with additional boat(s)
Nearshore "Monster Fishing" Bluefin Tuna & Shark Rates
"Football" Tuna 8 hrs 1-4 anglers - $750
"Football" Tuna 6 hrs 1-4 anglers - $625
"Football" Tuna & Striped Bass split trip - $950 6hr morning "football" Tuna & 4hr Stripers
"Monster" Shark 8 hrs 1-4 anglers - $750
6 hr Cod trip $625 1-4 anglers
8 hr Cod trip $750 1-4 anglers

Check us out in the the May/June 2009 issue of Fly Fishing in Salt Waters magazine we're the featured guide service for Maine Saltwater sportfishing (pg. 76) Spring "Hot Spots" section. "Maine is shaking off the cool weather in a big way, which means it's time to enjoy the sun and catch that fish of a lifetime. June is time for huge Stripers and Bluefish on the flats. If that isn't enough, how about throwing a 14wt at busting Bluefin Tuna. Fly Fishing for "football" Bluefins has been getting more and more popular in Maine"

Check us out in the 2008 May/June issue of Fly Fishing in Salt Waters magazine...We're the featured guide service & charter fishing company for Maine Striper Fishing in the Spring "Hot Spots" section (pg.88)June is prime time to hook that trophy Maine Striped Bass !!!

Guided Beach Fishing Rates Maine and Cape Cod

In addition to our boat fishing trips, Super Fly Charters is pleased to offer shore based fishing excursions on some of Maine & Cape Cods most scenic beaches, rocky shorelines and estuaries. All of these areas offer prime habitat for numerous species of baitfish, shrimp and crabs...all of which attract hungry Stripers!!!

When the conditions are right, we'll slip into our waders,...grab an 8-10 wt fly rod or light spinning rod...and hit the beach...Schoolie Striped Bass are the norm but we often find Huge Bass cruising just outside the surf line....I like windward stretches of beach...with bait being blown in tight the Stripers & Bluefish often feed aggressively right in the surf zone!!! Some of the shoreline habitat that we frequently fish is comprised of surf, sand flats, fast water channels, bays, coves, rips and marsh... All of it easily accessible to fly & light tackle anglers. This walk-in style of fishing offers a completely different and interesting perspective of fishing the coastal waters.

Capt. George provides all equipment(spin or fly gear)for these surf fishing trips. These trips can be arranged for groups of 1-12 people, perfect for family outings!!!

Guided Beach Fishing Rates
1-6 Anglers 4-5 hours - $350
Additional persons add $50
Maximum of 12 anglers


*50% DEPOSIT REQUIRED ON ALL TRIPS: Deposit will be refunded only if we are able re-book your date; otherwise we will apply the deposit for a future charter. Weather cancellations happen from time to time and are the decision of the Captain based on unsafe conditions. Rates subject to change.