Fishing Report

June 12th, 2021

Water temp 55 degrees

Stripers flooding the rivers.  Many schoolies caught in Mousam, Ogunquit and York Rivers with a few keepers mixed into the school.  Yesterday morning the river was just popping with fish in front of my house on the Saco River.  The fish were very active.  Keepers caught every day last week.  Alex sent a beautiful pic of stripers caught earlier in the week by Kayak, I must confess my envy it looked like a gorgeous day: (i hope to have pics again soon, dealing with a glitch on the site, stay tuned and keep sending them to me!)

Mousam was productive for Mike T, a visitor last week that fished hard for 4 days and nights, caught many, lost a big one, and finally landed a 31" middle of the day, bright sun, in shallow waters at the base of the river on a small white soft plastic with a jig head.

Bait has been more productive at night, just about sunset, clams being the choice for the most keepers last week.  Sandworms for the schoolies and those trolling tubes.  Lures of the week were 4-5" paddletails in white or alewive with a weighted hook or jig head.  

Keeper Flounder caught right off the harbor dock in Wells mid day while fishing for stripers with a sandworm.  The flounder was caught on a 6/0 circle hook on a bottom rig.  Although, generally you would use smaller hooks, this guy got lucky!  York, Mousam, Kennebunk and Wells Harbor had flounder caught last week.  Sandworms, clams on the bottom.  Bucktail fishing might be a nice way to target both Flounder and Striper.

Mackerel were here, lol, but disapeared last week!   Saco bell reported a few macks during the first part of the week.  The mackerel that were found, were about 40-60 feet deep and outside our usual areas, farther offshore.  Herring has slowed down as well. Use size 10 & 12 hook sabiki's, and try weighting them with a 3 oz kastmaster or a crippled herring lure to get them down farther.  We have a great selection of colors, feathers and hook sizes.  Also note, we sell chum quarts to keep them at the boat once you do find them.  Hoping the dryer weather and cooler front will bring them back to the shoreline.

Offshore reports remain limited as the weather wasn't perfect.  I did have some large pollack caught with catch and release cod at boon island ledge last weekend.   Haddock at Jeffreys remain pretty solid.  Some dogfish pestering already, if it gets too bad with clam bait, try just jig and fly approach.      

Frozen clams, mackerel, and squid in stock.  Sandworms are in high demand with low supply this season, have patience, the supply will improve as we progress into June.  This year the problem is compounded with a shortage of workers, but our supplier is trying hard and we will do our best to keep the standard you have come to expect.

Now Open 7 days a week, Sunday will be a short day until June 15th.

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Brandylee & Scott


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