If you are looking for the ultimate big game fishing experience, Maine’s coastal waters provide the perfect place for your next angling adventure. Saltwater fishing is a cornerstone of the Maine lifestyle. You will enjoy pristine stretches of coastline and excellent catch rates in Maine’s glorious open waters. Before you leave the boatyard, have a look at this saltwater angler’s guide to fishing in Maine:
Striped Bass Striped bass are plentiful in the Maine waters from late spring through the summer, when they migrate north from the Mid-Atlantic in search of cooler waters. Striped bass are plentiful in the southern regions near Yarmouth and Casco Bay but can sometimes be found migrating in areas as far north as Penobscot Bay. Make sure to know the regulations before you head out, as state law limits your striped bass catch to up to one 20-26 inch striper per angler each day.
Bluefin Tuna As you explore the 3,478 miles of beautiful shoreline, you will have access to excellent Bluefin tuna fishing. Bluefin tuna fishing is a one of a kind experience, as you will go head-to-head with some of the fastest and toughest fish in the ocean. Make sure that you bring your strongest rod, as many Bluefin catches off the coast of Maine range from 100 pounds or more.
Sharks If you are looking for the ultimate test of your angling abilities, the North-Atlantic Maine waters offer fantastic opportunities for shark fishing. One popular species is the Shortfin Mako shark, which has been subjected to over fishing in recent years and now requires a Highly Migratory Species Permit to be fished. If you catch a Shortfin Mako in good condition, be sure to note your catch and then release it back into the water. Your actions will help regulate a strong and healthy shark population in the Maine coastal waters.
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