September 26, 2019
sea surface temp is 62 degrees
There hasn't been much change since my last report. There are still fish being caught everyday. They are mostly 20-28" fish and taking bait over artificials.
Last night after work Scott and I went out in the Saco River and trolled tubes with Sandworms around for an hour until the sun set. We caught 6 stripers, the largest maybe 24-25" being pictured below. Becket got a good sniff on him. They were mostly 20" fish. We trolled our favorite edges from Marlboro Head to the gazebo at UNE and caught all of our fish East of the narrows.The tide was incoming and it was relatively calm. All in all it was a great end to a work day!
Yesterday Dick went fly fishing in Kennebunk and caught a few, he said they were all in the 20" range too. Drakes Island Beach in the mornings has been quiet, but the afternoon and evenings have produced a few fish. Cooler mornings and warmer afternoons sometimes warrant better evening fishing in the Fall.
Mackerel are plentiful, and even caught from shore at the high tides. The chunk in the surf has caught a few 25-28" fish this week too. There are eels in the river, small silver sided baitfish as well. If you are an artificial fisherman, try sand eel patterns, sweedish pimples, slugo, or sp minnows. Top water with the right conditions- creek chub in olive flash- a fall favorite.
The tides are going to be low in the early morning & evening this weekend, great time to target the rivermouths. If you can get out and enjoy your boat at all this weekend, the tides are high mid day and livelining macks along structure is the way to go! If the seas and conditions cooperate! Im hoping to hear about some large fish if the boaters get out!
A few customers went out for Cod and Polluck and did really well. They fought the sea condition though. If you want to stay in closer than Jeffreys, give Peaks, or Boon ledge a shot. Some nice sized Polluck are being caught there. Bright green or Dark Purple/Blue flys usually work. Scott has been watching the sea conditions and hoping to make a trip next week, will keep you posted!
Enjoy the weekend!