Repeat clients who are always a blast to have on the boat. The stories get better every year! Thanks guys.
Such a great morning! Wonderful folks from Colorado and Eva did her first day as first mate. I think she's good luck!
Carter and his family had a pretty decent day consisting of 10 fish to the boat (coupla 24s, a 26, a 27, and finally a keepah 29!), three lost, and about a hundred missed takes (thanks to the wonders of circle hooks!?!). A very enjoyable morning in the company of great folks!
Despite the slow fishing, we did manage to put a few fatties aboard. Not gonna win with these tinkers though!
Thanks to Laura, Jay and Ry for an awesome day together, made better by the late-breaking striper bite!
Slack tide and midday sun resulted in danged uncooperative fishies today, but we managed to coax some aboard for pictures (and so they could give us our hooks back.) Also, we had Mr. Squid make an appearance, during which he rudely inked all over the boat, and made rude comments to all present. We returned him to the sea where he immediately became lunch for a seagull. Karma. Thanks to the two Kevins and Becca for a very, very enjoyable morning on Casco Bay. And don't steal my audiology jokes!
I'm the famous Saco Bay Tackle fishing report guy this week. If you're smart, you'll ignore everything I say. Ha! Great striper fishing this year. Get out and fish!
The first week of August is here and apparently no one told the stripers. In the lower Kennebec, huge schools of micro-bass ranging in size from 10”-20” are busting on top throughout the day and tide. Use small buck tail jigs fished shallow, and fly guys should try white or white/black deceivers to spend hours hooking and releasing these hungry little buggers. A great sign for the future of our fishery? You better believe it! In bays and inlets from Portland down through Cape Elizabeth and on to Scarborough, the big bass are moving in. One of my clients, HB from Delaware, hooked and landed a 38” cow at dead high. Don’t discount slack tides; even though they have a reputation for being slow fishing times, if you seek rocky areas with good crashing wave action, the chances are good that lunkers are laying in wait for a stunned baitfish to bounce off the rocks and become easy prey. Chunks seem to have been the most effective this week, but livies are working as well. Unless the bottom is covered in eel grass, don’t bother with a bobber, and fish your bait weightless. Getting good reports from Captain Pete Morse about plentiful ground fish, with tons of keeper haddock still around, and shark season continues to get hotter and hotter. Six, eight, even ten fish days are getting more and more common and porbeagles seem to be in abundance this season. We’re celebrating one of the best years in recent memory, so get out there and fish! Tight lines, Capt. Mike Faulkingham Fish Portland Maine
Sometimes you just get a really good group of folks on the boat and you think, "I really want them to catch fish." Such was the case today with Cal, HB and Ian, good guys with a great attitude and a positive outlook. And for once, I was able to deliver. Congrats boys, and thank you. I am on cloud nine.
Spent a very enjoyable day with Captain TJ Saunders from Lucky Fly Charters (Tampa, FL) and Capt. Forrest Faulkingham from Maine Saltwater Outfitters. Many micro stripers were boated, new friendships forged, and three men spent eight hours talking about NOTHING but fly fishing. Perfect.
Fish Portland Maine hosted international man of mystery Malcom Rivelli along with his partner and expert safe-cracker J-Ren. Other members of the crime syndicate included famous knee breaker Pong, his sidekick, jewel-thief T Wagz and the guest of honor, Fizzy Doug, dealer of world-famous, much-sought-after concoctions. What a day folks! I can't remember the last time I had so much fun. Thank you!
Patience. That's what some highly-valued clients from Mass exhibited yesterday. The fish were there, but were finicky, choosy, picky, bratty and downright disagreeable. They would grab the bait, run like crazy, and then spit it out before the hook could set. You could almost hear them chuckling at us under the water. But my clients were patient, and this guy visited the boat for a few photographs and was returned to the depths unharmed.
For the love of COD man! Had a blast with a some awesome Michiganers this afternoon, and put the biggest cod I have seen in a loooooong time on the boat. 29"!! Thank you guys so much for coming out! So fun!