Fishing Report: June 15
My winter in the Keys was very exciting with many successful days on the water. I left the keys after a marathon of successful dolphin fishing during May. Thank you to all my clients that continue to spend quality time with me on the beautiful blue Keys waters, however change happens and now It is great to be back in Maine.
Fishing on Maine's lakes has been excellent. Lake trout have been easy to catch on Sebago and Thompson with big numbers of touge the rule this year on lake Sebago. Touge have been all over the water column but I am focusing most of my efforts these days in 80-100 feet of water. The time of day has been best after the sun comes up and delivers more light to the deep water so there is no need to get out at dawn. Most touge are smaller in the 2-6 pound class but big fish are there so persistence will eventually pay off. Salmon have slowed in the lakes with fewer fish taken now than a month ago. but if your after landlocked salmon fish early morning and later evenings with low light for your best bite. Brook trout are biting big time in the rivers and streams ant time of day. There are a lot of small mouth bass working in the shallows and we have been doing well using smoke worms along the rocky shorelines.
On the coast mackerel are here and you can expect big catches. Try just off the inlet of the Saco and further out off the whistle buoy. Trolling sand eel imitations, small silver spoons or flies are good choices. Anchoring and chumming in an area that has been producing catches while trolling can make for taking big numbers of macks.
School stripers are here with most fish in the warmer rivers such as the Saco and Kennebec. Expect the striper fishing to improve in the coming weeks. I have always liked the begining of July as some of the best striper fishing of the year. Offshore good numbers of cod and great numbers of haddock are being taken jigging around 200 feet