June 8th, 2019
sea surface temp is 52 degrees
It's beginning to feel more like Summer! The schoolie and slot sized stripers are here in abundance! I have reports from York River, all along the coast through the Saco River daily. The evenings have been great. We cast a sandworm off our wall after work and catch at least a few fish every evening! I love this time of year!!
The Ogunquit river has been fair for stripers, mostly averaging 20 inches, trolling tubes and sandworms. I heard a nice 15" flounder was landed in the Ogunquit river this week, it was following their tube and once sighted, he jigged and landed it. York River is known for them too. Wells has the habitat they love, maybe this will be a better year for flounder.
Striper activity has been active in the evenings, and mornings, the tides have been falling at the perfect times for small soft plastics and bucktail fishing in the salt pools at the mousam and Drakes island on the lower tides. Daiwa Salt pro minnow has also done well in chrome and translucent glow back size 13. The most fish were caught on Sandworms for bait this week. A couple on clams too though. We have sand eels and small bait right now.
Mackerel are still real spotty. I hope the warmer weather will bring them in closer, they are due anytime now!
The largest fish I heard caught this week were in the Saco upriver by the dam. I did hear of one person casting paddletails and catching a few fish over 40". Also a nice 35" fish was caught in the Scarborough Marshes from shore.
Offshore reports are still solid. Nice yields of Haddock reported on Jigs and also with clam bait on the bottom. Try fishing inshore a bit closer than Jeffreys, like the Peaks, Tantas, or Flagpole. The weather is tricky this time of year, so its nice to have a destination that isn't 2 hours away.
Enjoy the weekend!