Macking in the Harbor was quick quick and no chumming was necessary. So, after spending maybe 15 minutes getting Macs we started to Striper fish in and around the Boothbay Harbor Region. We caught 3 fish 20-27" in 3 different spots before we decided to Nix the bait and head to the Kennebec.
In the river, we quickly found surface feeding fish. We caught 4 more on the surface and 4 more on the bottom. After that bite seemed to die, the rest of the day was spent in one of my usual drifts fishing both the bottom and the top. Which caught more is hard to say but in the end we boated another 15 Stripers ranging in size from about 20" to 27".
I also went out this week on Tuesday evening and Wednesday morning. Both trips were excellent and the vast majority of the fish were caught on topwater. The weather was calm and overcast which is,as you know, perfect. The Wednesday morning trip boated approximately 50 Stripers and the Tuesday evening trip said they got around 30.
So, clearly, things have changed since my last report. I felt compelled today to write this blog post. I did not want to leave anyone wondering whether or not its time to catch fish in the Kennebec Region. It is time.