Scattered Fish Thoughts

Maine Saltwater Fishing: Striped Bass Update

Fritzwithlincfish Stripers are transitioning to a more typical summer pattern. There is still a lot of herring in the Kennebec River and the schools of these critical baitfish are setting up on the ledges and humps. The herring range in size from 3 to 10 inches. If you can locate the larger bait, you increase your chances of taking a bigger striped bass. We caught our two largest fish of the season on Sunday afternoon in just such a setting.

The flats fishing has ranged from ok to excellent. Our best success has come on the incoming tide regardless of the time of day, as long as it was cloudy or foggy. The beaches are also fishing well, even though the schools of mackerel have thinned out here. Plenty of small bait to go with the pollack and crabs.

Catch and release season in the Kennebec special area ends today (July 1), and along with that change, it is now legal to fish bait. Here's to all angler's sharing the drifts instead of anchoring up.

Should be a busy holiday weekend on the waters in Maine. The forecast has everyone talking about getting out. Today and tomorrow may be a bit challenging fishing wise, but we're set up for a stable SW flow after Friday, a real summer pattern, that might make some fish very willing to eat your fly.

Capt. Peter Fallon

www.MaineStripers.com

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Fritz Folts

Peter -

I am coming up tonight (Thursday)solo since Alex has a tennis match tomorrow. Are you open to fish Friday afternoon/evening and Saturday AM through mid-day? My cell phone is shot so we need to use email.

Fritz

Fritz Folts

Peter

That is a nice looking fish, but what an ugly client - wtf..?

Capt. Peter Fallon

Fritz-

My client for tomorrow morning had to reschedule. I kept tomorrow evening and Saturday morning open for you. Let's fish. I'll also email you.

Peter

Fritz Folts

Peter -

Sounds good but your client int that photo is still ugly.

Fritz

Jeff

Great fish sounds like the fishing is good.

Fishing Experience

Big Fish amazing one. These would be your fun time. Right? Me and my father are going to fishing tonight at sea. It would be a great time.

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