The Dog Days of Summer are Here on the Kennebec River - Striped bass are into a fairly constant night feed because of rising water temperatures. We are taking advantage of this by leaving the dock at or before sunrise. There are fish blitzing on the surface almost every morning for an hour or two. They're eating poppers on both fly and spinning rods. As the sun comes up we change...
"We are taking advantage of this by leaving the dock at or before sunrise"Fishing Report Aug. 15, 2016
to sinking lines and and baitfish patterns on the fly rods or light jigheads with soft plastics on the spinning rods. By mid morning we change tactics yet again to fishing in 20+' of water with fast sinking lines and weighted flies or heavy bucktails. By lunchtime the action all but ends with the exception of getting a few fish on live eels or mackerel chunks.
These photos are from this past week's charters.