Kennebec River Casco Bay Fishing Report 6-13-16

Conditions: We are seeing some of the very best early June striped bass fishing in years. Lots of surface blitzes on both the incoming and outgoing tides. Water temp is between 60* and 67* and water clarity is good.

Bait the fish are feeding on: River Herring, Alewives, Mackerel, Sea Herring and Sand Eels

Fishing Tactics: Watch for gulls and terns diving on bait. When the gulls move off watch your sounder, in many cases the striped bass go deep and are still willing to bite.

My fly fishing tip of the week: Try poppers and crease flies when the fish are feeding on the surface. As soon as the action stops switch to a deceiver on a sinking line and fish nearby rips or structure.

My spin fishing tip of the week: Bucktails and suspending twitchbaits are working very well. Try to match the size of the bait with your lure. 

7 day outlook: Fishing should remain very good this week. Most of the stripers in the River are schoolies (12"-24") but there are a few larger ones around. We are averaging 20 fish per trip on fly and spinning gear right now. 

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