Maine's Casco Bay is ideally situated on the northern terminus of the legendary annual migration of striped bass along the Atlantic coast. It is proving to be one of most consistent fishery for striped bass and bluefish north of Cape Cod, and arguably one of the best kept secret in East coast saltwater fly fishing.
The southernmost parts of Casco Bay touch the vibrant city of Portland, Maine, home to the Presumpscot River and the Royal River mouths. These areas attract spawning bait fish, and the stripers follow. After chasing the spawning bait fish the stripers move off the river mouths and onto the rich mud flats and estuaries. It's here that you'll find an incredibly unique and productive fishery, one that is ideal for shallow water fishing enthusiasts.
Capt. Eric Wallace of Coastal Fly Angler focuses on the middle to lower half of Casco Bay, fishing the inshore flats and shallows. Aboard an Action Craft flats skiff, you will fish most of your day in less then five feet of water, taking advantage of the currents that wash over the flats and bring stripers into their skinny water feeding zones. With countless acres of flats, Capt. Wallace and his clients are oftentimes the only ones fishing the area and the tides! There's no other place like this in striper country: active fish, no crowds and a beautiful setting.
BOATS AND EQUIPMENT OFFERED
Action Craft 1720 fly fisher (the "Twin Fin") with a Yamaha 115 4-stroke engine.IPB 16 Skiff with 40 4-stroke (Skate Board) All gear and flies are provided, so feel free to travel light! Capt. Eric Wallace is a member of the Scott Fly Rods pro staff,Hatch Reels and Airflow pro team, so all gear is the latest and greatest, including Scott Rods,Sage Hardy and Tibor and Hatch reels.
With a unique focus on Sight Fishing for Striped Bass on the sand flats and mud flats we also offer flyfishing for tidal Carp on Merrymeeting Bay. Our focus is techincal fishing but who dosen't love a morning of busting fish on the surface.We don't offer bait fishing or kids mackerel trips and we never book a trip back to back, as a angler I could not think of worst customer service than having to leave fish to be back at the dock for a guide to turn around for another charter...
Spend a day on the casting deck of one of our skiffs sight casting to striped bass on the sands flats or chasing a V-wake across a mud flat, or for the light tackle anglers, canvasing the islands of Casco Bays fishy structure,you quickly notice the experience of twenty years of guiding and unmatched work ethic that we built our reputaion on, If you would like to know more about fishing with Captain Eric Wallace of Coastal Fly Angler please email him or call in the evenings at 207-671-4330.
In the News
Find us in Fly Fishing in Salt Waters and Saltwater Fly Fishing.
Read about us in the September Stripers with Coastal Fly Angler report on the Fly Fishing in Maine Web site.
Magazine Articles and TV shows
May/June 2011 Easterm Fly Fishing Magazine, Cover shot and photo eassy taken during the filming of (Connect ) a follow up film to Drift and Rise by Confluance Films.
Grays Sporting Journal, Dec 2010 (Vision Quest) Flats Fishing Casco Bay Maine
Photo Spead, Hatch reels 2011.
SPORTFISHING TV on VERSUS -MAINE SKINNY WATER STRIPERS Date 2/13/10 and 2/19/10 airtime 12:30 and 6:30 pm
Fly Rod and Reel, March 2010 Tibor Reels Page 23
Fly Fishing in Saltwater March /April 2010
2010 - Tibor Catalog Photo Spread, Cathy Beck, Capt Eric
April/May 2009 Saltwater Sportsman, Feature Article. The Maine Event: Flats fishing for striped bass on Casco Bay.
2009 Tibor Reels Catalog Photo Spread, pages 4-5and 10-11
Sept/Oct 2008 American Angler, Featured our flies.
January/Febuary 2008 Fly Fishing in Saltwater (photospread)
Febuary 2008 Angling Report , Maine Striper fishing from a flats boat.
Summer 2007 American Angler (photospread)
- June/July 2007 Saltwater Fly Fishing (photo spread)
- Sept/October 2006 Saltwater Fly Fishing
- July/August 2006 Fly Fishing in Salt Waters (CFA was the recommended guide company for Maine Striper Fishing in the Summer Hot Spots section, page 72.)
- June/July 2006 Saltwater Fly Fishing
- September 2005 Outdoor Life
- Sept/October 2005 Fly Fishing in Salt Waters
Owner: Captain Eric Wallace
Address: 10 Cranberry Ridge, Freeport, Maine 04032
Phone: (207) 671-4330