Boothbay, Maine, Report: 7.21.12
Capt. Barry Gibson of Shark Six Charters in Boothbay Harbor reports that the sub-20” stripers that were so dependable in the Kennebec and Sheepscot Rivers since mid-June seem to have disappeared. The western beaches are still giving up a few bass over 26”, but legal slot fish are hard to come by. Live-baiters fishing mackerel in Linekin Bay and Booth Bay are taking the occasional big fish as well.
The tuna scene remains quiet, but a few small makos and porbeagles are starting to be caught. The offshore ledges are still producing good catches of groundfish, and Capt. Dan Stevens on the Blackjack took a nice 47” halibut earlier in the week, his third of the season. Mackerel remain plentiful in the bays and off the piers and floats in the harbor.
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