Maine Striper Fishing Reports 2019 by Coastal Fly Angler
The amount of appropriate habitat determines the population size for each species. In other words, as habitats are lost, the ability of the ecosystem to support healthy fish populations declines. Of special concern are nursery habitats that support juvenile fish. For many fish species, the amount of healthy nursery habitat determines the adult populations size. Often, these habitats are in close proximity to areas impacted by humans. Unlike adults, juvenile fish can't move to other habitats if their nursery habits are degraded or destroyed. It takes years for juveniles to grow large enough to become adults in the fishery. This means that many of the declines in fish populations that we are witnessing today reflect loss of habitat in the past. These declines will continue unless habitats are protected and restored. To learn more, visit: btt.org/habitat
2019 Striper Migration Map---This year appears to be 1 or 2 weeks ahead of the slow start we experienced in 2018. Pre-spawn striped bass to 30 pounds have been moving into northern New Jersey. These fish are most likely Hudson stock, and they are taking advantage of the huge schools of bunker in the area. In Chesapeake Bay, the striper spawn is on in many of the rivers as surface water temperatures warm. Warming inshore waters have improved the bite for schoolie striped bass in the bays at the west end of Long Island and migratory schoolies are moving along the beaches. Follow along as we track the Striper Migration. You can help by contributing to our weekly map updates—simply share your striper fishing reports here, and on social media with tag #stripermigration. Click the Map for a link to on the water....
Maine Striper Season 2018
Happy July 4th!!
As we move deeper into July my favorite time of the season for stripers starts to come more into play! sure the active feeds and high fish landed days are fun!! but I'm a flats guy and skinny water sight fishing is whats keeps me on the water year after year. Here is a cool article on the Northeast and the sight fishery we have, the reports from me will start to thin as I hold info a little more to myself this time of the year, but feel free to reach out any time and be sure to check back a few more reports yet to come....
Report 2 June 23 -2018
Portland area Casco Bay Maine Fishing Report
Welcome Summer to Maine!!!! if the past week or so of available nice size fish on the flats is a inducator of the direction this season is going, -I’m stoked!!!
The returning schoolies as a whole have a bit more size then the last couple of season as expected, what's really is nice is the large amount of 30 plus inch fish on the flats- that are more than willing to eat flies or soft plastics, this is just fun good fishing we are having!!! There is a lot of bait around the bay and the bass have spread out past just being near the major river systems, fishing the tide is key, both incomer and dropping are fishing well---- Sight Fishing has been very solid and when tide and sun match up it's just outstanding !!!! We boated the fish in the above photo at high noon in less than 2 ft of water, get in touch if you are needing more info or looking to get out and enjoy some very good fishing….. Capt Eric Wallace
Quick Report from Maine Striper Fishing Blog.
Report 1 June 10 -2018
Just getting back from the Keys after what was one of the wettest Mays on record the fishing in late April was off the charts good and was this past week once the sun came out so we could see what the heck was swimming around us.
After a couple long days and a late night drive towing the skiff, the fly lines have been changed to cool water the Tarpon boxes put away and striper gear is ready to roll, I was able to get out a scout a few of the past mornings and happy to report found fish at every stop and saw very few anglers :)) size was all over the place from little schoolies to largest that landed was just under 30, Look to the weather to continue to warm and more bait and bass to fill in the area fishery. As the season progresses look for More reports posted here and on the Maine Striper Fishing Blog.....
Water temps Portland, 55
Water temps Cape Cod 56
Water temps Casco Bay 54-61 on the flats 6-10-2018
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Capt Eric Wallace 207-671-4330
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