So, the Striper Fishing is off in the Kennebec. Its odd, in just a few days it seemed to dry up. It won't stay that way and that is the tricky part for a guy who keeps his boat in Boothbay. At some point soon, I will need to and want to get back to the Kennebec River . For now, we are still having good trips in Robinhood, Hockamock Bay, and the mouth of the Kennebec including the beaches. For the most part we are seeing fish 30" at best.
The Mackerel situation in Boothbay is unchanged. I can't help but think that our Bluefish drought is causing this Mackerel surplus. In other words, because we have seen no Blues at all north of Casco Bay. the Mackerel have been super easy to get day in and day out all season long. In the next week we will at some point look past the Mackerel for our super top top secret top secret top secret Striper Bait.
Pictured below you see a Client off of my friend and fellow guide George Harris's boat. This codfish was caught just a few miles off the beach and measures 28" and guess what? This guy got to keep this codfish because DMR has opened the season on them requiring a fish to be 24". If it is a flat day I would be delighted to do some nearshore Codfishing with people. Just saying.