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Old 06-16-2006, 04:01 PM
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Anybody catching anything in southern Maine lately?

I hope to be out tomorrow morning throwing sea worms or clams at them.

Tight lines All!
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Old 06-21-2006, 09:51 AM
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Default Re: Striper Fishing - Saco or Scarborough Rivers

First post, welcome aboard, hopefully some of out Maine members will chime in. Joe
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Old 06-26-2006, 01:38 PM
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Default Re: Striper Fishing - Saco or Scarborough Rivers

The answer is yes.
I mean;.. both places are good. right now not far from either spot I am catching tons of littles in the daytime, and some nice slot and just over the slot fish at night.
I prefer small plastic lures, because bait smells icky, but I saw a guy doing very well off the beach last weekend afternoon incoming using chunk mackeral. Sand worms are always good off the beaches and various places from shore where they might be found naturally.
Bottom line -so to speak- is bring some different rigs to work lures and bait, fish before sunlight or after dark for the best fish, and enjoy Maine.
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Old 06-27-2006, 04:42 PM
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Default Re: Striper Fishing - Saco or Scarborough Rivers

Thanks! Fishing in Maine is fun.

A week ago Saturday caught 7 schoolies on the incoming tide tossing sea worms. Biggest approached 18". Fun none the less.

Last Saturday fished outgoing tide caught 5 schoolies biggest 16".

Ran out of worms so switched to chunk herring and had two bites but didn't connect.

Do you let them have the bait for a little bit or raise the tip right away?

Any suggestions on chunks?
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Old 07-03-2006, 02:53 PM
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first I hope you are using circle hooks.... they are more humane to the fish because even if they get the bait and hook down into their throat, the hook rides back out and basically hooks the corner of the mouth every time. You will get more hook-ups with these hooks, all you do is tighten the line until you feel the fish solidly, then set it- no muss no fuss.
As for chunks, fresh is always better. Also bring a clam rake or pitchfork and dig for your own clams.... it may take soem work but they are out there in the sand everywhere.. that's why they are always so effective.
Even better is bring along some lures and work them over with topwaters at dawn and dusk, and plastic shads all the rest of the time. If you are into the little schoolies they are not very wary and will take a shot at just about anything that looks like din-din.
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Old 07-04-2006, 10:23 AM
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Default Re: Striper Fishing - Saco or Scarborough Rivers

Did ok in York beach saturday caght a few off Nubble Light and then a couple in the York river all schoolies my buddy tried the mouth of the mousam with clams and got nothing.I was using a swim shad.
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Old 07-04-2006, 05:33 PM
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Thanks Cayne,

Yup, I do use Circle hooks. 6/0 for sand worms and 7/0 for chunks.

I was out at the mouth of the Scarborough River Saturday at dawn fishing Herring chunks... ZERO bites.

Around noon switched to Mackerel and caught my first Maine keeper . 22 1/2 inches ~ 5 pounds, nice fight, stripped off some line, good head shakes and made a very tastey dinner.

Do you need a license to dig clams in Maine?
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Old 10-03-2006, 12:16 AM
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I tried to go fishing Sunday afternoon ~4:00 and couldn't find an open bait shop.....


Saco Bay Tackle
, Rick's Tackle Shop and the little old lady who run's the bait shop next store to Rick's were all closed...

What's up with that? Where do you buy bait on Sundays?


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Old 10-10-2006, 02:53 PM
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Default Re: Striper Fishing - Saco or Scarborough Rivers

I think Saco Bay is open till 4pm?
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Old 07-25-2007, 02:09 PM
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The Bears Den, on Brown St in Kennebunk. It's out of his garage, white house large black bear on garage. Brown st is just south of Mousam River off Rte 1 Gas station on corner. Barry's shop is on left a short ways after sharp turn. Keep going to end and you come to Rte 9 from Wells To Kennebunkport, turn go straight across to fish Parson"s Beach, or turn left to fish the Mousm River from the bridge.
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Old 10-01-2008, 02:52 PM
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Default Re: Striper Fishing - Saco or Scarborough Rivers

Things seem to have picked up a bit in September. I hope they stay into October... man, what a short summer!
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Old 11-10-2009, 10:39 AM
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Default Re: Striper Fishing - Saco or Scarborough Rivers

I just moved to maine from OBX NC besides from a 180 fishing season where can I surf fish next spring?
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Old 01-31-2010, 09:59 AM
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I just moved to maine from OBX NC besides from a 180 fishing season where can I surf fish next spring?
Hey There NC to Maine! Sorry I did not see your message here 'till now! I live in Ontario, but have a place in Arundel. I also go to the OBX a couple of times a year!!

I also hang out in the RDT forum as "Mr-Jean".

There's lots of time to figure out where to fish this spring. They won't show up 'till june/july.

Where in Maine do you live?
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