Get ready for “Striper Thumbs” northeast fly fisherman because the Maine Striper fishing season is almost upon us!!!
“After a cold winter, the air and water temperatures are warming making life bearable both for fish and those who pursue them. As the season gets underway, schoolie Striped Bass should be feeding during falling tides. When big fish enter the shallows to feed on small bait, nothing is more exciting than tossing small patterns at them.” ~ As seen in the “hotspots” section May/June 2008 issue of Fly fishing in Salt Waters(pg. 88)
Many Maine Striper guide services will be focusing their efforts on the large herring runs that take place along the entire coast of Maine in late May & June. We at Super Fly Charters will be targeting the huge Herring runs of the Muscongus Bay area of mid coast Maine. Some of the largest Stripers of the year can be taken during this time. Also be sure to ask about fly fishing the worm “hatch” coming up next month, Periods around the full & new moons should provide for some epic fishing conditions as Striped Bass gorge themselves during spectacular clam worm(aka sandworm)hatches. 8 wt rods & floating lines with long tapered leaders are the ticket…we have some special worm patterns that have proven themselves to be irresistable during a “hatch”
For those thinking about hooking their first “football” Bluefin Tuna on the fly this summer…now is the time to get that trip booked, These trips always book well in advance. If we are unable to accomodate you, Super Fly charters can happily refer you to some of the top fly & light tackle Tuna, Striper and Bluefish guides in Maine & New England.
Call now to set up a time before prime dates fill.
Capt. George Harris
http://mainestripers.blogspot.com (for current conditions)