Sight Fishing | Casco Bay
Guiding Anglers the past 25 plus years Captain Eric Wallace focus is and always been on the flats - bringing his experience as a Flats Backcountry guide in the Florida Keys to the unique Striper Fishery of the Casco Bay and Portland Maine area.
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North Bound Fish
Ideally situated on the northern terminus of the legendary annual migration of Striped Bass along the Atlantic Coast. Casco Bay is proving to be one of the more consistent fisheries for Striped Bass north of Cape Cod, and arguably one of the best kept secrets in East Coast Saltwater Fly and Light Tackle Fishing.
The southernmost end of Casco Bay touches the vibrant town of Portland Maine, The nearby rivers attract spawning bait fish, and the Striped Bass follow.
After the bait fish move further into the rivers for spawning, many of the Stripers move off the river mouths and onto the flats and estuaries of Casco Bay. It's here that you'll find an incredibly unique and productive Striper Fishery, one that is ideal for shallow-water sight fishing enthusiasts who enjoys casting the fly on clear water sandy flat or chasing wakes on a mud flat in a foot of water.
Water temps thru out the summer and larger tides are two of the unique attributes that make this such a fun mid summer shallow water fishery.
Fly Tackle & The Skinny
Floating and clear intermediate fly lines, longer leaders, smaller hand tied fly patterns add in push poles, flats skiff, matching the tides and sun angles and that's been Capt Eric Wallace focus for the past 20 plus years on Casco Bay with his anglers. I welcome anyone coming to the area with question on Lines and leader setups to reach out.
Light Tackle Skinny water is not just for the fly fisher, anglers will enjoy working a soft plastic with a spin rod along the shoreline structure and fishing surface plugs to active feeding fish. If you are in the search for a Fishing Guide or Saltwater Fly or Light Tackle Charters contact us for 2022 Maine updated reports and open dates.
Capt. Eric Wallace | Coastal Fly Angler