Fishing Report July 20th 2018

Saco Bay Tackle Fishing Report

July 20, 2018

The pogys in the bay continue to provide an excellent source of bait and can still be caught or snagged. This is best done from a boat or from shore on the jettys. With all of the commotion on the beaches during the day, the night time presents the best opportunity for catching a trophy striper right now. Fresh mackerel, pogys or live eels are among the best forms of bait for this kind of fishing. Top water and sub surface lures such as wooden spooks, poppers, and diving plugs in a dark color will also work well in the surf. Some beaches that have been productive include, Biddeford Pool, Pine Point, and Old Orchard Beach. Bird activity on the surface will indicate feeding activity and can produce great numbers of stripers for those who take advantage of the frenzy. Sand eel imitations such as RonZs, Savages and Hogy soft baits are all excellent choices in these scenarios. The islands in the Saco and Casco bays are excellent areas for boat fishermen to catch both bait and big stripers.

Some local shore-side freshwater bass fishing opportunities include: the Saco Industrial Park road pond, Millikin Mills Pond and the bass pond behind the Saco Transfer Station. The Saco River from the Skelton Dam in Dayton down to Rotary Park in Biddeford also provides great shoreside bass and trout fishing. Boat or kayak fishermen can catch lots of numbers in Little Ossipee, Arrowhead and Little Sebago lakes.

Peter Mourmouras