Saltwater Fishing Report: 7/17/17

As the stripers have started to move out to the islands, so have I.  Liam Ireland recently invited me out to Chebeaugue Island for a couple of days and we were quickly pulling in fish. On the island, we were primarily using chunk mackerel right off the rocky ledges of the back side. The action…

Saltwater Fishing Report: 7/3/17

There has been an influx of shad at the mouths of the Royal and Cousins, which is enough to put striper anglers over the edge.  Although there is plenty of surface activity, the results are small bumps on offerings interrupted by a foul hook that makes an angler think he has a pretty big fish….

Saltwater Fishing Report: 6/26/17

Finals weeks and the end of the school year wreaked havoc with our fishing plans.  It seems that school administrators should take fishing into consideration when setting schedules.  But I digress. There were fewer school-sized fish in the Cousins and Royal this week and we had to work harder for hook-ups, but the increase in…

Saltwater Fishing Report: 6/12/17

The Royal and Cousins Rivers continue to produce good fish, but there was somewhat of a drop-off in numbers of boated fish this week due to the timing of the tides.  Bigger fish continue to move into the area and Liam Ireland caught a nice 27-inch striper in the shallows of the Cousins River.  Bigger…

Saltwater Fishing Report: 6/5/17

Bigger fish are starting to mix in with the schoolie stripers that can be found throughout the Royal and Cousins Rivers.  The fish are actively feeding on small baits, such as juvenile herring and sand eels and seem to prefer white-colored baits. Max Polstein ‘(aka “Millinocket Max”) pulled a nice 26-inch fish from the stone…

Saltwater Fishing Report: 5/29/17

School-sized stripers are moving into the Royal and Cousins River, but the wind and rain has made fly-fishing for them difficult.  The Cousins River has provided shelter from the weather and has been productive for small fish. The fish seem to be keying on small baits and sparsely-tied juvenile herring flies. To follow this website…

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Throughout the season I will be posting fishing videos and articles regarding the best whitewater and fishing spots throughout Maine.  My goal is to give readers up-to-date information on fishing conditions and the best, off-the-beaten-path adventures in Maine. If you would like to contribute fishing reports or other content, please email me at SamMarjerison@gmail.com and…