July 26, 2012

Saltwater Fishing Report

By BRUCE JOULE

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ZONE 3: Striped bass and mackerel are available to both shore and boat anglers. Striper fishermen live lining mackerel, bloodworms or eels in the cuts, and drops are getting fish while clams along the beaches has been the way to go. Bucktails with teasers, Fin-S, Sassy Shad and Pencil Poppers are some of the artificials that have been catching stripers. Fly guys who have been working larger groceries in the fast water and shrimp, crab, or sand eel patterns on the flats have been seeing activity. Fishermen need to be out very early. Once the sun is over the trees, fishing activity almost stops. For anglers fishing the flats, work areas on the coming tide after the clammers and wormers have left. Though just about anything will catch mackerel, anglers report that hand-tied mackerel rigs or Sabiki rigs coupled with a 4-5 ounce Hopkins or Crocodile Spoon are really producing results. No reports of any bluefish yet.

This saltwater report is compiled by Bruce Joule, Maine Department of Marine Resources, P.O. Box 8, West Boothbay Harbor 04575. If you have information to report please contact me at 633-9505 or E-Mail: bruce.joule@maine.gov.

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