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Maine is renowned as a premier fishing destination for its plentiful selection of both freshwater and saltwater fish. If you are like most boat owners, you anticipate the thrill of an ocean adventure and enjoy the challenge of Maine’s marine fisheries. In fact, chasing down some saltwater fish can be a quest in itself. With just a bit of creativity, here is how boat owners can catch some of the state’s most elusive fish.
Since the 1980s, striped bass have been the highest valued sportfish in Maine, with sizes ranging from 12 to 50 inches or even more. With more plentiful food elsewhere, striped bass have become somewhat tricky to catch. For a sure way to attract striped bass, expert boaters and fishermen recommend using a one-inch fresh mackerel steak as bait. Simply attach the meat to an octopus hook attached to a fluorocarbon leader and toss into the foamy water next to a rocky stretch of coastline.
Of course, in order to use a mackerel as bait, you first have to catch one! This once reliable option for boaters and fishermen of all ages and experience levels have begun to be less predictable in Maine waters. Fortunately, these fish are still fairly easy to catch. Mackerel can be caught almost anywhere in saltwater that is more than 10 feet deep, including in your marina. To catch a mackerel, use a light spinning outfit with a 1/3 ounce diamond jig.
If you are having a tough time tracking down mackerel, it may well be bluefish season. During midsummer, bluefish can be hit-or-miss. Your best bet is to take your boat off coast and use a slow-trolled swimming plug.
For an extensive selection of pre-owned and new boats from Pursuit, Regal, and more, visit the marina at Yarmouth Boat Yard of Maine today. Our boatyard offers a heated storage center, expert parts and services assistance, and 150 boat slips. With easy access to Casco Bay, our boatyard provides superior saltwater fishing. For more information, call us at (877) 401-3461.
Yarmouth Boat Yard has been providing customers throughout Maine and the entire East Coast with the finest pre-owned, pleasure, and luxury boats since 1948. Our boatyard is dedicated to staying on the cutting edge of new technologies and innovative boating equipment so you can have a safe, pleasant ride every time. Read on to find out more about recent developments by the esteemed Regal Boats.
Regal Boats truly sets the world standard in boating equipment. All boats are designed from the foundation up with an innovative hull that guides the rest of the boat. The uniquely designed and patented FasTrac is engineered to reduce friction and eliminate drag and is widely recognized as an industry favorite.
With a 3,500 mile coast line and more than 2,500 lakes and ponds, Maine offers almost unlimited recreational opportunities for families and athletes alike. Because Regal Boats crafts boats to suit every lifestyle, the PowerTower is designed to allow maximum space for water sports equipment and speakers. With the pulling strength of three aluminum towers and a tow eye, boat owners are free to enjoy thrilling water sports at just the touch of a button.
If you live in Maine, you know how unpredictable the weather can sometimes be. With the convertible hardtop from Regal Boats, you can shield yourself from the warm summer sun—and the occasional seasonal downpour. With a full-beam electronic sunroom that runs through the entire cockpit and a full walk-through, the convertible hardtop ensures that you and your guests are comfortable at all times.
In addition to Regal Boats, Yarmouth Boat Yard offers Pursuit, Eastern, and Rosborough boats—to name just a few. Whether you are interested in purchasing a new boat, need to have your boat services, or require additional parts, visit our certified boat dealer at the boatyard today. You can also visit us online to learn more about our brand-new docks and slips, or call us at (877) 401-3461 with your questions.
Even seasoned boaters sometimes get anxious when they hear the word knots. As you will learn in this video, however, learning to tie knots can be easy for any boat owner.
For the first boater’s knot, simply take your line at the looped end and pass it over the cleat. Slip each side of the loop around the cleat and pull the long end through the center horns. The “mo’ better” knot involves simply looping your line around the boat’s cleat in a figure-eight shape, and using more rope is better for a firmer knot. To tie a cleat knot, come around the horn of the cleat through the bottom and cross back under to cinch.
For the best selection of boats in Maine, visit Yarmouth Boat Yard. Visit our marina to view our beautiful pleasure boats—including Pursuit and Eastern boats—or call us at (877) 401-3461 for more information.