Fishing Report

September 2, 2021

Water temp 67 degrees

Labor Day weekend special- Sandworms $7.00 per dozen while they last!!

Laborday weekend is upon us and I'm looking forward to a nice fall run!  The stripers have plenty of bait in the water and are fattening up nicely.  

Those fishing in the surf in the wee hours of the morning were rewarded this week.  Many stripers over 40" caught on a variety of tackle at night.  Slugo 9", GT in 9" and 13" and larger SP Minnows were landing fish.  Yozuri Longcast in Blurple was a highliner too.  Moody was hot with both Clam bait and Mackerel chunks this week.

Wells harbor had an abundance of 22-26" stripers caught by kayak trolling tube and worms.  Several of our renters tried this tactic and did nicely in the morning tides.  A ozuri darter in mackerel pattern landed a beauty between the Jetties from the Wells side early morning just after sunrise.

Our highlight of the week was Ryan's keeper caught in the harbor by kayak at an undisclosed location with a chunk of fresh mackerel.  That fish was caught mid afternoon while the sun was shining high.

The temps will stay relatively cool this weekend, and we just had a bunch of rain.  Try the surf.  As the water temps drop, the mackerel will be in closer and since the Bluefish have scattered a bit we might have more macks around over the weekend.

Cape Neddick and Nubble Light have had squid caught from shore at night.  This is a treat, and those big stripers that love the rocky coast and deep water will certainly take a bite when offered a fresh squid!

Each morning, as the sun rises, the tail slapping action in the rivermouth of the Saco is a sight to behold.  There is plenty of small bait inside the river, and there might be some topwater potential if the morning is calm.

September fishing is hard to beat, enjoy those last few days of summer, the great temps, the water drops and the fish are hungry!  The beaches are quieter, there is more room at the launches, no excuses- make some time and go fishing!

Offshore reports are scarce.  The seas are always a challenge in September.  Watch the bouys and get out there when the water is calm.  Polluck, Haddock, Redfish and whiting are all waiting in the deep.  The cod season will be open Sept 15th through the 30th.  We have ground fishing tackle, Dick's cod flys and several reel/rods in stock.

Frozen clams, mackerel, squid and sandworms in stock. ALSO:  just in:  Gravity Tackle Eels in 13.5 and 9.5 complete with heavy duty hooks to rig them!  Check out the selection!  Great option for night fishing the surf, trolling from a kayak or casting in the deep waters off your boat.

Social distance on the water, it's good for the soul!

Brandylee & Scott


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