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Found 19 results

  1. Shark

    I will be camping on the beach for one day and one night soon. Ill be bringing about 9 rods (to split between some friends ofc), and I want to at least see someone catch a shark. Ive been trying for a while now, but can't catch one. Anyone got any tips? Edit: probably should have mentioned that it's in maine (winter island specifically)
  2. Hi all! I posted this in the wrong forum before but was lucky enough to be steered in the right direction by @Water Dog (thanks again!) I'm going to cut right to the chase. My husband is a huge Striper enthusiast. Our wedding anniversary is August 29th and I wanted to take him fishing on either the Damriscotta or Sheepscot river. He has always laughed and poked fun at my lack of fishing know-how so I'm DETERMINED to surprise him with this trip. I have borrowed a 25" outboard from my brother and I plan on departing early in the morning for a nice long day of fishing. I was hoping you guys could tell me which of the 2 rivers would be better for Stripers this time of year, as well as any other tips I should know of for a successful anniversary surprise He has all the gear in the world in the garage, if you could provide that too it would help make for an even better surprise! I also just learned from @Water Dog about "spot burning". I don't want to burn anyones spots, just make my hubby happy. A little guidance is all I require I attached a photo of the map area I was thinking of taking him. God bless you all. Donna
  3. Looking to find out what peoples experiences are with fish species at Fore River mouth - near Casco Bay Bridge, Portland, Maine. Commercial or recreational. Thanks.
  4. Looking to see if the squid have started running near shore yet near searsport.
  5. My father in law has caught these from shore in southern Maine. He says the locals there call them bluefish. I have caught bluefish and this is obviously not a traditional bluefish. Anyone know what these are? Thanks in advance.
  6. Hey pals, hope everyone is having great times fishing out there. I recently switched up my tactics due to a sharp decline in fish I could produce by the holy and sacred tube and worm method. I picked up a 4 ounce umbrella rig with 4 6 inch swim shads and a single trailing 9 inch swimbait (all in magical chartreuse). When I took to the river and dropped the rig beside the boat to begin trolling a deep and narrow section of a river I realized I had overestimated the strength of myself and the 10 foot surf rod and spinning reel. I felt like I was already fighting the biggest fish of my life as the rig pulled the rod towards the water. Shortly after the rig dropped deeper into the river I felt a sharp tug followed by drag being peeled off the spool. It felt like a fish, but was taking line like I had snagged the bottom. After drifting down current on top of whatever I had hooked, I was able to pull up a lovely 23 inch striped bass. Hooked on the 9 inch swimbait! It was a great feeling to make a conscious self guided change of tactics and be rewarded with a fish for it. I trolled the tube and worm after that and was given one 16 inch fish which I am very thankful for. Next time I go out I plan to invest in a more suitable set up for trolling ridiculously large rigs. Any suggestions for a rod/reel or tips and stories from your own umbrella rig experiences would be welcomed. I’m interested to hear how many others in Maine use this method since I haven’t seen or heard any others discussing. Thanks and happy fishing! Dont forget to release those healthy cows :-)
  7. Went out to a Local tidal river yesterday and was greeted by some awesome shad fishing, Herring were also super thick to the point that at dead low they were spooking themselves out of the water almost like they were being chased. I have heard many claims from a few individuals and a tackle shop that stripers are here in very small numbers but I watched many people try for what would have been the first striper I have seen this year on a wide variety of baits and lures from bloodworms to sp minnows and even live herring with 0 success. I did see a guy who swore to me he was getting hits from 28 inch fish pull in a 2 foot eel after losing a whole box of blood worms but thats as close as I've come.. Anyone else claim their first fish up in Maine yet? Also can anyone give insight on this years regs regarding Herring/Alewife
  8. What is the best reel for a 9wt fly rod for striped bass around $200?
  9. Today a little after noon striper madness began in the Saco river, the catalyst for this being a picture of a single schoolie at a now VERY popular fishing spot. Sadly I still have not landed one after seven outings this year but as usual I settled for a shad in order to end my skunking. I will probably be going after it every day until my first striper, may even be out somewhere on the river later tonight. Happy fishing to everyone and don't forget to release those cows safely .
  10. Does anyone catch bluefish at the * southern Maine? I have heard of them being there in the past but I've never caught them there.
  11. Does anyone know any good spots for Bluefish in Maine?
  12. Does anyone know any good Striper spots in Southern Maine?
  13. I am fairly new to fishing in Maine. This year I went a few times, to only be skunked. I was wondering if anyone could give me any advice or general productive locations in Southern Maine to fish at. I know it's very early, but I was hoping to get ahead of the game.
  14. I was wondering if anyone knew where to go flounder fishing around york Maine
  15. Hello SOL! New to this game, and like many before me, ‘hooked’ simply does not describe this obsession. I live in Bath, ME about 30 minutes north of Portland. I am not looking for spots or coordinates, but had a question about my location. Southern Maine has its famous beaches, but the options seem slimmer up in the Mid Coast. Is it worth putting in my hours in the mid coast? I want to conquer this area from the shore! Any insight or input is much appreciated. TL!
  16. Hey gang! I'm looking for some advice for mid-july fishing from the rocky coastline. I usually heave bait-n-weight from the Outer Banks on our summer vacation, but we are going to Winter Harbor for our summer vacation this year. What should I expect to be hitting, if anything? Pollock and Mackerel? What should i fish with? (rod length and line weight and terminal tackle) What bait should I be using? Plugs and bombers? Thank you for the advice!! Sorry to sound like a noobie...I just haven't fished up there since I was a kid. -Buckmark22
  17. After being a guest and just casually watching from the outside looking in, i've finally succumbed to the urge to register. So, forgive me if there's a hidden away post or some discussion about this in another spot... I'm looking to start making regular drives from Montreal to South Maine (between York and Cape Elizabeth), and have been scoping some potential rock spots via google maps and navionics. My biggest concern (I guess) is access to certain sections of that stretch and knowing what is private use vs public use. I've tried to research a few things but have come up empty handed when it comes to a finding a concrete answer. While I know I can't just walk through someone's backyard, does anyone have any useful info about what property limits might be when rock hopping? What are the norms when it comes to this... Thanks!
  18. Several folks have inquired about the following research I did on Maine striped bass back in 2009 and who did it ... http://tispaquin.******.com/2009/10/migration-limits-of-striped-bass-in.html The new good news is that striped bass runs up the Penobscot River and Kennebec River well above tidewater in 2016 are higher than ever seen. 700+ on the Penobscot at Old Town, for example. This is a very good sign. Maine DMR fishlift counts: http://www.maine.gov/dmr/science-research/searun/programs/trapcounts.html Doug Watts Augusta, Maine
  19. What up fellas? I have a general question, and it is about retrieval speed, I have read on multiple places that you should retrieve slow and methodically, and then I have been told you need to rip the lure across the water? I am fishing with mostly SP minnows, should I be "ripping" this in on the retrieve or should I slow down the pace? As always, any help or advice is appreciated. Talk soon Boys!