Southern Maine Black Sea Bass Report

Rate this topic

4 posts in this topic

Posted (edited)

Got a call from a fellow LI Ex-patriot who lives down in Northern Massachusetts, I mean Southern Maine, telling me he had a stumbled upon a great BSB spot.  He said the tide was right today, and even with the forecasted gale force winds the spot would be fishable today, so I dragged my azz out of bed, loaded up the truck and filled the tank for the trek down south.


Fishing was excellent, but extremely reminiscent of fishing Eastern Long Island, NY's Plum Gut, especially with the impact of a strong breeze blowing crosswise across the strong tide.  Needless to say that rigs were lost, but even with the miniscule drifts over the hot spots, we limited out with 13-14" fish, with a 3:1 short to keepah ratio.  


Hi/Lo rigs with chartreuse Gulp were best, probably because we didn't lose that many.  I started off with a diamond jig and red cod fly setup which did catch, but it was bottom bait so I ditched that after sacrificing 3 to Poseidon.  


We were at it for 3 hours at full tilt and when you tag onto that 5 hours of driving, I'm getting too old for this.  I'm shot; the filleting will have to wait until tomorrow...

Edited by Roccus7

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Global warming man.. Been in Maine for just over a year now and nothing would make me happier for some BSB and taug to move up here to catch off the rocks/ledges from a kayak. These guys are way better table fare than stripers and a blast on light tackle.

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Bring on the Albies! that would be awesome ,but any additional species will do....did catch a 14 inch sea bass jigging for Macs this year in maine



Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to register here in order to participate.

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.