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June 13, 2009

Maine Striper Fishing Reports

Maine Striper Fishing

From Soggy weather blitzes to to sunny weather sight fish the last two week have just been a ton of fun for us here in Maine, I started my Maine striper fishing season sight fishing sand flats in late May? this is a first for me.I have scooted these flats the last 8 years from a poling platform and this year was the first I have seen them there this early!! But some cloudy weather killed the sun we started fishing Casco Bay witch was already having very good reports from other Capt's and fishy locals.

My first guide day on Casco Bay was June 3 rd and our first hour we land over ten slot size fish, it turned off quickly after the sun pop out mid Morning. The Bay has really continue to fish very well, There is a ton of big bait in the rivers, the alewife run was good ,now the Blue Back Herring have poured into the rivers as well, Mackerels are blitzing all over the place on the small atlantic herring juvies-and swarms of sand eel are drift in as well,water temp is 57 and warming into the lower 60 's on the flats,pretty much perfect conditions and just a ton better than the last few years, Fish size is a mixed bag i had Crosby Bean of Hardy rods and reels out on Thurs, within fifty feet and 5 cast we landed a 9 inch striper and a 34 this was 15th fish over 30 landed this year on flies so far on my boat and the reports from Capt John Ford of Portland Guide Service he is seeing similar fish sizes as well, we are excited to have so many big fish around but really excited to see the little guys for the first time in a few season in any numbers. Some other reports from the area has the kennebec coming alive, Peter Fallon of Maine Stripers, reports having some good fishing when the weather was stable and is looking forward to a good season on the Kennebec as some beach angler have already caught fish off of Popham.

The Portland Area south has plenty of fish, I have a passion for Stand up Paddle surfing and not only do I use it for surfing but also for scouting and chasing tailing fish while i'm in the Keys in the winter, Well I just got off the water at Higgins beach there was tons of Micro Bait and we had bass all over under neath us. It should be a good one!!!!!!

If your looking to fish, my next open day is July 11 and a few others in Mid July,Drop a line and I would be happy to pass along a few numbers of guides.


Capt Eric Wallace

207-671-4330

www.coastalflyangler.com

Maine - Cape Cod - FL Keys