Kennebec River Estuary

Tip of the week 

Surface activity is becoming less common with the rise in water temp. Blind cast near structure and rips. Cover lots of water and you'll find them. Go early, by mid morning the stripers have full bellies and are hard to entice.

Seven-day forecast 

Typical mid summer fishing. Fly action is early then the stripers go deep. Offshore shark fishing is just getting good. Look for some exciting reports over the next few weeks.


The river flow is returning to normal levels. Water temps range from the mid-70s up river to low 60s on the beaches. Striped bass are staged throughout the River.

Must Have Flies 
Cowen's Baitfish natural 1/0 Buy from
Bucktail Deceiver Olive / White 1/0 Buy from
Clouser Minnow Chart 1 Buy from
Monomoy Flatwing 2 Buy from
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