Fished the Kennebec yesterday afternoon/evening and again this morning but still waiting to catch that first fish. The river is loaded with bait of all sizes, from alewives to herring to something much smaller that I couldn't make out from a distance. The water is turbid but really not too bad for this time of year. The water temps are WARM, 58 degrees at Morse Cove, 59 degrees at Lines Island, 56 degrees at the mouth of the Back River. They've been this warm over the whole past week. Once fish fill in, they should be active. Any day now.
Reports from the south are encouraging. People are catching a few fish Portland south. Joppa has been hot. Boston Harbor and Cape Cod Bay are producing numbers of stripers and some good sized fish. Any day now.
Capt. Peter Fallon