The unique striper flats of Maine's Casco Bay sit near the northern terminus of the legendary annual migration of striped bass along the Atlantic coast. It is the last, most consistent fishery for striped bass and bluefish on their journey north, and arguably one of the best kept secrets in East Coast saltwater fly and light-tackle fishing.
Weather and tide permitting, we also fish the sand flats in the Saco Bay area, which offer the opportunity to sight fish all season long.
Combine the impressive currents from the 8-10 foot tides that fill and empty the lower Kennebec, with target prey like anadromous herring, eel, smelt, as well as a healthy population of sand and grass shrimp, and you have an impressive striper fishery, reputed among anglers.
The tidal ravine that makes up Merrmeeting Bay provides this unique carp fishery that's not only beautiful, but challenging. Tides and weather patterns are key and casting skills are a must.
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Casco Bay & Kennebec River
Maine Striper Fishing Reports by Coastal Fly Angler:
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Maine Carp Fishing Blog
The flats of the Keys are known worldwide as the proving ground for the saltwater fly angler. They're home to legendary tarpon migration routes, the world's largest permit and bonefish, and some of the very best guides in the industry.
Cape Cod sits right in the path of the striped bass migration to Maine. While many fish stay in the area and call the Cape waters home for the summer, others use it as a feeding grounds on the way north.
Yellow Dog Flyfishing Adventures specializes in fly fishing vacation packages of all types. We work with YDFA to book and arrange the best fishing trips and vacations throughout the world, both freshwater and saltwater, international and domestic.
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