Maine Fishing Charters
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.
The excellent striped bass fishing on the Kennebec River is not by happenstance. It comes from decades of stewardship. I recently celebrated this amazing fishery with Maine's Commissioner of Marine Resources Pat Keliher, his wife Deirdre, and daughter Kaitlin.
"A great fishery needs healthy habitat and forage. The Kennebec has both in abundance..."Capt. Dave Pecci 6-27-22
Despite 15kt northwest wind gusting to 25kts we pushed through and got eleven nice Kennebec river striped bass on fly rod. Bill Farland got the job done with a sinking line and his great casting abilities. First spot, first cast, first fish. It was a fat 30"er weighing over 9 pounds. At that point we knew we were in for a great day. Though the wind kept us from fishing some spots, we were able get on the fish in several places. Absolutely a great day on the water.Capt. Dave Pecci - Obsession Sportfishing
I returned from the heat of Pine Island Sound and Boca Grande two weeks ago and the Kennebec River striper season is already in high gear! The River is stuffed with stripers ranging from 16" to 32"
"One of the best starts of the Kennebec River striper season in years."Capt. Dave Pecci
If you are fishing a rip or bank with other boat set up a rotation and drift through so everyone can gets an opportunity.Capt. Dave Pecci
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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