Striper Fishing (Striped Bass)

Kennebec River / Midcoast,  Maine

Striper Fishing

Stripers from 24” to 48” long and weighing as much as 30 pounds spend the summer in the waters of the Kennebec River Watershed and surrounding beaches and islands. Striped Bass show up in good numbers usually during late May here in the mid coast area of Maine. The first to arrive are the smaller, younger fish. They show up in vast schools as the water temperature reaches the mid 50’s. These first arrivals are full of spunk and eat everything put in front of them. 12 pound class spinning gear and 6-8 wt. fly rods are the weapons of choice. Lures and flies vary from the smallest juvenile baitfish imitations to full sized offerings that mimic 12” Alewives and Herring.

Fly Fishing for Busting Striped Bass on the Kennebec River

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Fly fishing during a Kennebec River striped bass feeding frenzy with Chuck and Charlie O'Neill. I love foggy July mornings.

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Kennebec River / Casco Bay Fishing Report 07-06-13

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Very good striped bass fishing continued this week on both flies and light tackle. Lots of stripers from 14” to 36” are spread throughout the lower Kennebec River. Water flow is still very high and the river is muddy so the incoming tide is fishing best right now. The first bunches of menhaden arrived and hopefully the bluefish are not far behind. Offshore in the gulf of Maine the water temps are a bit below where they normally are but this week’s heat will fix that. There are blue sharks to catch but plan on running a bit farther than usual for good action. As the water warms the runs will shorten to the usual 6-10 miles and the threshers and makos will be easier to find. School Bluefin tuna are spotty but hopefully the rising temps will settle down the offshore bait and the tuna will start feeding. Still having a bit of a problem with website updates so check our Facebook page for photos, videos and more frequent fishing reports. We’re seeing the best light tackle and fly fishing in many years. I have openings from mid-month on, give me a call or message me and we’ll go catch em!

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Kennebec River Striped Bass Fly Fishing

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Good morning of striped bass action fly fishing here on the Kennebec. 9 fish to the boat from 4 different honey holes and personal bests in length and weight for both anglers. Fog and drizzle can be your friend. Nope not telling what fly we used.

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Almost Ready to Fish the Kennebec River Again!

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One more full day of make ready and the Obsession will be launched for the 2013 season. New 150 four stroke Yamaha, new porta potti, key switch, new stern light... Safety gear - check, electronics - check, pumps - check, Through hull fittings - check. Striped bass, bluefish, sharks and tuna here we come!

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Kennebec River / Casco Bay Fishing Report 06-20-13

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Striped bass are settling into their summer haunts in the River and along the beaches. This year's season is shaping up to be the best in 5 years! A mix of schoolies and fish up to 36" are feeding on sand eels, herring and mackerel. Call, text or e-mail today for available dates and to book your trip

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Underwater Picture of a Kennebec River Striped Bass on Spinning Fishing Gear

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Nice day on the Kennebec with my Buddy Fred Bogue. Cold front made fishing a bit tuff but, check out this underwater video of a nice light tackle striped bass boatside.

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Ready for the 2013 Kennebec River Fishing Season!

After two 14 hour days on the road, 1704 miles and 104 gallons of gas I'm in Maine. Unpacking tomorrow and spin fishing and fly fishing the rest of the week for early season Kennebec River Striped Bass. Thank you to my friend Charlie Wallace for the company, helping drive and buying more than one tank of gas along the way!

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Striped Bass Fishing on the Kennebec Continues to be Great!

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The old New England saying "Fish bite the least when its blowing from the east" was proven wrong on the Kennebec River today... 19 striped bass from 7 different locations while spin fishing and off the water in time for lunch... The Kennebec is back! I have a couple open mornings next week - let's go get em!

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