Saturday, July 10, 2010
Popular Fishing Locations for Maine Striped Bass
1. Presumpscot River at the rapids in Falmouth – use jerk bait to mimic disorientated baitfish.
2. Mouth of Mousam River at Parson’s Beach – the perfect spot to pull out your fly rod.
3. Kennebec River in Gardiner off the town pier – use sand worms and fish a slider rig.
4. Penobscot River – troll the shore between Ft. Knox and the power lines using 3 inch rubber Pearl Shad.
5. Pemaquid Beach Park – use herring or mackerel on a slider rig and bring a second rod with a red and white popper.
6. Popham Beach State Park – use herring or mackerel on a slider rig be sure to fish early morning or evening to beat the crowds.
7. Reid State Park – use herring or mackerel on a slider rig and carefully watch the water for jumping bait or diving gulls, as they are sure to mark the location of schooling striped bass.
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Fished yesterday at Reid. Right on the smaller point behind Griffith Head (north side of Mile Beach). The remnants of Hurricane Earl were rolling in, but this area was pretty protected.ReplyDelete
I was just casting with a spoon lure and hooked into a couple of pollack. The second of which was chased by a couple of good sized stripers, right into me as I reeled in. At one point, one of them must have had the smaller fish in its mouth, since my drag sang.
On retrieval I immediately cut up the bait fish and rigged up a striper hook with the tail. I had another of the stipers on in no time, but it came right into the rocks and into the caves beneath the rock. With all the surf pounding in, and an overly helpful fellow next to me, my 15lb mono cut on the rocks.
I fished quite a while, but only a few more hits and nothing else landed. I am anxious to go back and try the spot again on an incoming tide and a little more prepared.