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Saying Goodbye

Saying Goodbye

Our last launch was emotional.  Mom and Dad were waving goodbye, the U-haul was loaded and it was our final fishing hurrah.  It’s tough paddling forth with optimism, knowing...
Finding Stripers on the Beach

Finding Stripers on the Beach

  The beach kicked my butt!  It took me ten days to land my first striped bass on a fly rod.  My familiar beach and river system in Southern Maine didn’t cooperate.  I’ve...
Nice Beach Time, Poor Striper Fishing

Nice Beach Time, Poor Striper Fishing

The best reward for getting up early is savoring the beach sunrise.  It’s a visual splendor that shakes off grogginess.  The sunrise over the Atlantic Ocean also eases the sting...
Feeling Crabby

Feeling Crabby

Crabs were there, stripers weren’t.   I saw so many crabs and so few stripers, that it put me in a slightly crabby fishing mood.  I know that I shouldn’t complain about...
2013 Angling Wish List

2013 Angling Wish List

It took nearly three hours to shovel the driveway.  That’s more than enough time to daydream about fly fishing.  I imagined how nice it would be to be fishing a local tributary,...
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Foul Hooking Crabs

Foul Hooking Crabs

I kept on foul hooking crabs.  In fact, I landed more green crabs than striped bass.  I even caught back to back crabs on consecutive casts.   It seemed logical that with such an...
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Sight Fishing for Striped Bass

Sight Fishing for Striped Bass

A friend of mine calls striped bass “rockfish”.  He prefers that name because they are often found around rocks.  It’s tough to argue with his logic, as well as his...
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Blitzing Bluefish and Stripers

Blitzing Bluefish and Stripers

For nearly fifteen years I’ve fished the beaches and rocks between Kennebunkport and the Saco River in Southern Maine.  I  just returned from a peaceful two weeks of beach time...
Striper Fishing in Southern Maine August 27 through August 31

Striper Fishing in Southern Maine August 27 through August 31

For a final summer hurrah, I headed to Maine with hopes of catching larger striped bass.  Ignoring the less than ideal tides and the developing hurricane off our Southeastern Coast,...
Striper Fishing in Southern Maine

Striper Fishing in Southern Maine

Striped Bass fishing in Maine was very solid during late July and early August.  I fished Hills Beach and the Saco River area (located halfway between Kennebunkport and Portland) and...
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