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
Light Tackle and Fly Fishing in Mid Coast Maine - The rugged beauty of the rocky coast, the miles of pristine beaches and the wooded shores of the mighty Kennebec River all set the tone for a world class fishing trip. During the months of May & June the Kennebec is catch and release, fly and artificial lures only fishing. This provides for some of the very best striped bass fishing on the East Coast. July through September Striped Bass light tackle or fly fishing is very consistent. In July the Bluefish show up along the coastal islands and beaches along with school sized (footballs)bluefin tuna offshore. August and September is the time to try your luck at offshore fishing for shark. Blue Shark, with the occasional Mako mixed in, cruise the cool waters of the Gulf of Maine. Obsession Charters currently holds the State of Maine Blue Shark Fly rod Record.
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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
I'm seeing the best June striped bass fly rod action in years. Lots of fish spread throughout the lower 15 miles of the Kennebec. We're getting fish from 21-32" each trip. If your looking for quantity, there's loads of 10-15" schoolies feeding on the surface too. I'm pretty much booked through the end of the month, but I do have several openings in July. Let's go fishing!Capt. Dave Pecci - Obsession Sportfishing
Hi all, its been quite a while since I did a post. Crazy times for sure.
Barb and I are well and in Maine. We flew up from Florida on Feb 18th for what was going to be a two week stay but as the pandemic gained its grasp on America and all our lives, we remained in Maine.
I would like to thank all of you who have reached out to check on us and those who have offered to send deposits and in some cases payment in full for charters during the upcoming summer striper season. Your thoughts prayers and offers to help financially has meant so much. I have dusted off my carpentry tools and have been doing projects to generate cash flow. I am taking on outside work to protect my customers and myself from the virus as much as possible. I am grateful and blessed to have a trade considered "essential" to fall back on.
"Barb and I both have rediscovered our surroundings. So much goes unnoticed as we go about our busy lives. I can't remember the last time I took time to watch ospreys repair their nest..."Capt. Dave 5/20/20
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
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
We are settling into typical July fishing. Most ofCapt. Dave Pecci 07-08-19
the striped bass have now are staged along structure waiting for bait to come
"There's still some need for exploration but theCapt. Dave Pecci 07-01-19
fish are settling down and becoming a bit more predictable."
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
"Today we caught somewhere around 40 striped bass up to 24" and, we also caught 5 20-22" shad!"Capt. Dave Pecci June 19th, 2019
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
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.
The Striped Bass Fishing on the Kennebec River is HOT and shows no signs of slowing down. We're catching them on flies, lures and bait. Averaging 20 fish a trip right now. Keeper sized fish are a bit scarce but tons of nice stripers between 15" and 27". And many of them are fatties! The water temps are starting to rise causing the stripers and the bait to hold in deeper water. Surface action is sporadic but the fishing is excelent if you fish deep.
Reserve your fishing charters soon - I only have 14 open dates between now and Labor day. Capt. Dave Pecci
Micheal and his buddies caught somewhere around 20 fish on Friday using jigheads with Super Flukes tails. Micheal caught a really nice one on bait. It was almost 28" and weighed about 8 pounds. We had some sporadic surface feeds which is always a bonus in mid-July.
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
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