June 10th, 2019 off shore report from Teazer Charters
Offshore: We are finding abundant legal haddock (mostly 17-19 inches) on Jeffreys. The haddock bite is hottest on the shallower parts of the ledge; start by dropping bait or jigs down in 180-200 feet. Some legal pollock are biting along with plenty of cusk and redfish. We have given the inshore humps some serious effort, and concluded that the fish are simply not there yet. Though they are late compared to last year, we expect the haddock to move in shortly. Tuna season opened up the first of the month, so it might be a good idea to have a rod stowed away just in case you are lucky enough to steam into a feeding frenzy. The early fish can also be trolled up on squid or sluggo bars. There’s still some large porbeagles roaming around too!
Inshore: The mackerel have moved in and we have marked quite a few large schools of herring inshore as well. This is shaping up to be an awesome season for striped bass. The Saco, the Presumpscot, the Royal, the Andro, and the Kennebec are all giving up plenty of stripers in the 18-28 inch range. The Casco Bay islands and the open beaches of Saco Bay are heating up as well. Try a slow retrieve with a mambo minnow, sp minnow, or bomber during the evening hours. At dawn, switch over to a pencil popper or spook and let that topwater strike wake you up. It seems like Mother Nature finally decided Maine was ready for some summer weather. Get out there and catch ‘em up.