August Fishing Forecast

The fishing has been very good all summer so far. It been a bright spot in this summer of uncertainty...


We are catching 10-20 striped bass per trip on flies and lures. No complaints about that!

Capt. Dave Aug 2, 2020
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Just in - Obsession Face Tubes

Just in from BlackStrap Products, custom Obsession Charters neck tube/face coverings! And for those of us who can't keep our glasses from fogging up, I've included a flexible nose clip  These tubes meet the Maine CDC's covid19 requirements for face covering while on a charter and have SPF 50 sun protection. I recommend using them folded double for extra covid19 protection. 

$22 plus $6.00 shipping. If you want one (or more) email, text, or call me, I'll get them to you! dave@obsessioncharters.com 207-841-1444

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June Fly Fishing for Striped Bass - Kennebec River

Jerry and Ted joined me for a foggy morning of fly fishing for striped bass on the Kennebec River. We caught around 30 fish ranging from 11"-26". It has been excellent fishing this June.

Capt. Dave Pecci - Obsession Sportfishing
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Obsession Charters Update from Charlotte Harbor / Port Charlotte 03-13-20

Hello clients and blog followers, I thought I would update you on what happening in my part of Southwest Florida. I am in Maine working on some carpentry projects and will be flying to Port Charlotte on Saturday the 21st to resume guiding.

"I am rigged, ready and looking forward to guiding you on beautiful Charlotte Harbor. Your past, present and future business is greatly appreciated."

Capt. Dave Pecci 3/13/20
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Charlotte Harbor Fishing Report February 24, 2020


Fishing Conditions: Pretty good conditions this week. Water quality and clarity will be excellent throughout Pine Island Sound and Gasparilla. Lots of moving water and falling tides will keep the active all morning.

My tips of the week: With dropping tides the fish will be coming out of the mangroves and cruising the sand and grass inside the bars.

Capt. Dave Pecci 2/24/20
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Snook, Redfish and Seatrout Remain Catch and Release

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will extend catch-and-release measures for snook, red drum and spotted seatrout for an additional year via an Executive Order. All three species will remain catch-and-release through May 31, 2021, in all waters from the Hernando/Pasco county line south through Gordon Pass in Collier County.

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission has extended snook, red drum and spotted seatrout catch-and-release measures in areas impacted by prolonged red tide

02-19-2020 Obsession Charters Fishing Report
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Soon, Very Soon - Update; Jan 18, 2020

Happy January!I've been getting emails and texts asking if I am in Florida… No, not quite yet, I'm finishing up a few carpentry projects.  As I'm typing this the temperature is 1* but our wood stove is keeping the house, us and our westie Scotty toasty warm. Our second snow fall of the week is arriving tonight, another 5-9 inches. I love winte...
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July Shallow Water Kennebec Striped Bass on Fly

Some great shots of Paul Skydell and Mike Wolfson fly fishing the shallows of the Kennebec for striped bass. The video ends with Paul getting a very nice one on a 7wt. using 10# tippet.

Capt. Dave Pecci - Obsession Sportfishing
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Kennebec River Estuary / Eastern Casco Bay Fishing Report 07/29/2019

Fishing Conditions: The striped bass have somewhat settled into their mid-summer habits. Water flow and clarity in the Kennebec River are both good. Water temps are 62*in the lower river and 78* near Merrymeeting Bay. This week will have morning rising tides.

Type of bait fish are feeding on...cont.

Now is the time to start paying attention to your fish finder.

Capt. Da e Pecci 07-29-19
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Mid-July Striped Bass Fly Fishing on Kennebec River

Bill Farland joined me his past week for a few hours of striped bass fly fishing. We ended up catching 14 schoolies between 16" and 24". I love my summer office. Not sure if there's a prettier place this side of heaven. Its so easy to get focused on the fish and what it takes to catch them that I find myself missing the beauty all around me. This video captures some of that beauty. I hope you enjoy watching it.

Capt. Dave Pecci - Obsession Sportfishing
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Fly Fishing for Kennebec Striped Bass with Woody and Ben

A combination of breaking fish and casting to structure provided a great morning on the Kennebec. The river was full of small herring which we were able to match very effectively with flies.

Capt. Dave Pecci - Obsession Sportfishing
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June Kennebec Striped Bass on Fly Rod

Paul and Mike fly fishing for striped bass. We love foggy mornings!

Capt. Dave Pecci - Obsession Sportfishing
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Gregg Rasmussen Catching Jack Crevalle in Matlacha Pass

A slow day of snook fishing in Matlacha Pass turns exciting with jack crevalle on 7&8wt flyrods.

Capt. Dave Pecci - Obsession Sportfishing
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Snook on Fly w/ Capt. Mike F.

Capt. Mike Faulkingham joined me for a day of snook fly fishing this past week. We had great action in Bull and Turtle Bays despite 15kt winds. Great job Capt Mike! By the way, Mike hammered them on his version of an all white snake fly. I'll be tying up some of them for sure! I'm off to Maine on business this weekend but will return to guide on April 16th - May 8th. Can't wait to get back to the Harbor! - Capt. Dave

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Kennebec River – Casco Bay Fishing Report June 26, 2018

Conditions: There is a large abundance of bait in the Kennebec. Water temps range from 57* to 68*. Water clarity and water flow are average for late June. We are finding stripers feeding on the surface daily but the action is less predictable than in past weeks. The fish are ranging in size from 14"-30" with a few bigger ones here and there. We are averaging 20 fish per trip right now on fly and spinning gear.
Bait the fish are feeding on: Juvenile Atlantic Herring, Sand eel, Alewife, River Herring, American Eel, Mackerel
Target species right now: Striped Bass

The striped bass are becoming more selective due to the huge abundance of bit in the River.

Capt. Dave Pecci
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Striped Bass fishing June 17, 2918

John Kern and his niece Caroline fishing for striped bass on the lower Kennebec in June

Capt. Dave Pecci - Obsession Sportfishing
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Striped Bass Videos - Week of July 23, 2017

Another incredible week on the Kennebec River! Pretty much nonstop action every morning on flies and lures. No bate needed. Catching striped bass up to 32" in many spots on the River. Here's three videos from this week:

Bill Farland joined me again on July 25th for a fantastic morning of striped bass fly fishing. We caught over 25 fish and several over 24" the biggest one weighed in at 7 pounds and was 28" long. 

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Fly Fishing for Kennebec River Striped Bass 07-18-17

Great fly fishing action on the Kennebec River is continuing into mid July. Carroll and Adam caught over 30 striped bass during their 6 hour morning charter. We're catching them on both floating and sinking lines. There's more striped bass in the River than we have seen in years. One of the clips in this video shows Carroll Ware from Fins and Furs Adventures catching a 20" schoolie striped bass on a colossal 13" bunker fly! 

Capt. Dave Pecci - Obsession Sportfishing
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Kennebec Striped Bass with John Albin

Long time client and friend John Albin making this Orvis fishing guide look good on a less than perfect day of fly fishing. 15mph NE winds, rain and a 3 knot moon  tide river current didn't stop John from catching over 20 striped bass. 

Capt. Dave Pecci - Obsession Sportfishing
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Kennebec River – Casco Bay Fishing Report July 10, 2017

Early morning surface action followed by fish stacking up on ledges and in rips. Water quality is good and water flow is increasing due to the big full moon tides.​..   Continued

"We are catching 20-30 fish per trip on flies and lures! Sizes are ranging from 12" to 32" with some fish over 36".​"

Capt. Dave Pecci
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