60* Water 20mph Winds and Flyrods

Day one - 40* at the boat ramp 60* water and 20mph north winds. Day two - warmer and less wind. Not a stellar day but we got it done.

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Kennebec River / Casco Bay Fishing Report August 17th, 2015

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Conditions: August conditions, High surface temps are causing the striped bass to hold deep. Offshore, the water temps are finally where they should be.

Bait the fish are feeding on: Atlantic herring, sand eel, river herring, eel, pollock

Species to fish for this week: Striped bass, Bluefish, tuna and shark

Fishing Tactics: Fish the shallows during low light and then fish deep structure where the water is cooler mid day.

My fly fishing tip of the week: August is tuff fly fishing but if you go early and work structure near moving water you can prevail... Sinking lines are a must.                                         

My spin fishing tip of the week: Use your fish finder to locate schools of striped bass in deep structure.

 

7 day outlook: IN shore: Hot and humid with afternoon thunderstorms. Stripers are now into a night feed so fish early and late. Off shore: Tuna are still a no show but it could happen any day now that the cold water has retracted to the east. Shark fishing is heating up and should be very good. 

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Kennebec River / Casco Bay Fishing Report August 3rd, 2015

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Conditions: The striped bass have moved upriver into their summer haunts. Water quality is good and the flow rate will subside this week due to the waning moon. The offshore shark and tuna fishing remains slow... Not sure why but it will turn on any day.

 

Bait the fish are feeding on: Atlantic herring, sand eel, river herring, eel, pollack

Species to fish for this week: Inshore - Striped Bass, Atlantic Mackerel, Offshore - Porebeagle, Mako, Thresher and Blue sharks

Fishing Tactics: August means focusing on deeper water. With surface temps upriver reaching the mid to high 70s the striped bass are holding deep on ledges and along the mud banks.

My fly fishing tip of the week: Two word: Go Early                

My spin fishing tip of the week: Your fishfinder is your best friend. Look for schools of stripers in 15-30 feet of water. Use bucktails and metal jigs to reach them. Carolina rigged cut bait and live eels are producing.

 

7 day outlook: Hot and humid this coming week watch out for those afternoon thunderstorms. 

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Charlotte Harbor / Pine Island Sound Fishing Report April 14th, 2015

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Conditions: Neap tides of the past week are now behind us. Good flow and water temps in the low 80s will produce great conditions. Watch out for those afternoon storms though.

Bait: threadfin herring, Green back Herring, pinfish, shrimp

Species to target this week: Snook, Redfish, Seatrout, Jack Crevalle, Ladyfish, Bluefish.

Fishing Tactics: Go early and blind cast the first hour or two of the incoming tide. Sight fishing will be good as soon as the sun gets overhead.

My Fly Fishing Tip of the Week: White bait patterns are working on snook. Be prepared for follows and refusals if the strip is not correct. You have to tease the big’uns into biting.

My Spin Fishing Tip of the Week: White and pink soft plastic twitch baits are producing snook. Root beer is the redfish color of the week.

 

7 day outlook: A lack of weather fronts in the 7 day forecast will provide a steady barometer and light winds. There are a few snook on the beach and some tarpon in Pine Island Sound. Lots of white bait around too.  Snook, trout and jacks are on the backcountry flats. 

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New Florida Slams by FWC

 

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Do you have what it takes to get an FWC Saltwater Grand Slam? Check @MyFWC! http://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/FLFFWCC/bulletins/e378dd #Florida #fishing

 

 

 

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FWC New Lionfish Phone app Available

 

Report Florida Lionfish app now has interactive map! Check @MyFWC: http://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/FLFFWCC/bulletins/e37bed #Florida #fishing

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Fly Fishing for Snook and Redfish near Pine Island with Carroll and Lila Ware

Fellow Registered Maine Guides; Carroll and Lila Ware from Fins and Furs Adventures in Skowhegan, Maine fished with me for 3 1/2 days last week. We spent three days tarpon fishing in Pine Island Sound and along the beaches of Sanibel and Captiva Islands. We spent their last morning here doing some inshore sight fishing for snook and redfish in the Matlacha National wildlife Refuge. We were off the water in just enough time for their flight. Great seeing you both again Lila and Carroll, wishing you safe travels home.  

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Snook on Light Tackle in Pine Island Sound, Charlotte Harbor

Fished Pine Island Sound with Capt. Gordon Gillies today. This snook was staged up where an oyster bed transitioned to mangroves next to a deep channel, in other words, right where a snook should be... We had a good morning on both snook and trout before heading in aound 11:00 when the showers turned to a steady rain.

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Underwater Striped Bass Video, Kennebec River

Really cool underwater shot of a 26" striped bass caught off the beach at the mouth of the Kennebec River.

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Kennebec River Striped Bass on Flyrod

June and July striped bass fishing on the Kennebec River With Obsession Sportfishing Charters.

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Kennebec River Striped Bass on Spinning Gear

Landing doubles using spinning rods in July on the Kennebec River. Just two of many fish caught on their trip with Capt. Dave Pecci - Obsession Sportfishing Charters.

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Striped Bass Fly Rod Action - kennebec River Busting Fish

The Oniells enjoy a June striped bass blitz on the Kennebec River with Obsession Sportfishing Charters.

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Striped Bass Spin Fishing on the Kennebec River w/ the Molineaux Family

Check out the youngster's facial expressions when the striper comes along side...

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Fly Fishing for Striped Bass on the beaches of the Kennebec River in July

Riding the swells in 6 feet of water while fly casting into the breakers... It doesn't get much better than that. July striper action on the Kennebec with Obsession Sportfishing Charters and Capt. Dave Pecci.

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Charlote Harbor Spotted Sea Trout on the BBQ Tonight

 

Charlotte Harbor spotted sea trout on the BBQ tonight. Capt. Dave Pecci, Obsession Sportfishng Charters.

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Tarpon Central - We Have Lift Off, Boca Grande

Brad Osborn from Falmouth Maine jumps a very nice tarpon on a live crab.

 

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A Boca Grande Tarpon Kicks Larry's Butt.

Larry Stelzer from Maine puts a hurting on an 80 pound tarpon. 80 pound tarpon puts a hurting right back on Larry. What doesn't show in the video is the 16' hammerhead shark that tried to eat Larry's tarpon. All is good though, the tarpon got away thanks to Larry's quick boating abilities.

 

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Tarpon off the beaches of Gaspirilla Island

On and Gone - 70-80 pounder pulled the hook on the first run. What a thrill.

 

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Tarpon Meatball

Hundreds of tarpon breaking on the surface and rolling ("Meatballing") off the beach in May 2013.

 

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Charlotte Harbor Tarpon comes boatside prior to a safe release

Matt Stelzer from Maine lands his first tarpon while fishing with Capt. Dave Pecci on Obsession Sportfishing Charters. May and early June is the time to find this kind of action on Charlotte Harbor in SW Florida.

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