MAINE STRIPER FISHING
The unique striper flats of Maine's Casco Bay sits 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 secret in East Coast saltwater fly and light tackle fishing. Known as the Calendar Islands, it is reputed to have 365 unique islands and 15 thousand acres of mud and sand flats within its 220 sq mile span and remains largely undeveloped and undiscovered by fishermen. You'll share the water with lobster boats and bountiful wildlife -- seals, snowy egrets, osprey, and eagles — but almost no other anglers.
By virtue of sheer numbers of fish, variety of structure, flats and natural beauty, the fishing is considered world class. Local rivers harbor huge runs of baitfish, providing abundant feed for striped bass and bluefish. As summer heats up and the baitfish runs have slowed, the action moves away from the rivers and onto the countless acres of mud and sand flats. For the skinny water fly and light tackle fisherman, ideal water temperatures keep an active bite in shallow water even during warmest of days. **Note** We are the only guide service who's total focus is the flats! poling our skiffs over a 120 day a season in Maine alone, we bring the experience of our time in Fl Keys and our passion for this style of fishing is said to be contagious!!!
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