Hector, John and Henry Llorens from Atlanta, GA join Capt. Dave Pecci on the Obsession for a morning of great Kennebec River light tackle and fly fishing for striped bass.
Mike & Leslie Harsip from MA with a nice June Kennebec striped bass 06-20-15 photo
Conditions: The striped bass have been moving around the river following bait. Some have moved well upriver. Water temps are in the high 50s to mid 60s.
Bait the fish are feeding on: Juvenile Atlantic herring, sand eel, river herring, eel
Species to fish for this week: Striped Bass, Atlantic Mackerel
Fishing Tactics: The schools of stripers are spending more time on structure now. Rather than feeding on the surface. Use your fishfinder to locate underwater ledges and banks with lots of current.
My fly fishing tip of the week: Time go to Depthcharge lines, weighted flies and focus on structure.
My spin fishing tip of the week: Bucktail jigs and shad bodies will get you down to the fish.
7 day outlook: The weather is looking up after Sunday’s deluge. Inland rainfall amounts were much lower than along the coast so increased flow and run off should not be a problem this week. Falling morning tides should provide great fishing.
Gayle and Michelle Newth from Colorado use their walleye light tackle jig fishing skills on early season Kennebec River striped bass. Falling tide, fog and drizzle provided perfect conditions for nonstop action.
June striped bass light tacke fishing on the Kennebec River with Gayle and Michelle Newth from Colorado. Cool drizzle and fog provided for some pretty good action this morning. We used some of the Newth's waleye jig tactics on these Maine stripers with great success.
Steve Dixon from Colorado joined me today for the first striped bass fly fishing trip of the year. Looks like the 2015 season is going to be a great one. There are more early season striped bass in the River than I've seen in several years.