Old Orchard Beach, Maine Fishing Charters. We offer Family fishing charters for the novice to the most experienced angler. Children fishing charters, lobstering
demonstrations, seal watching, scenic cruises, and more. All within 5 minutes of Old Orchard Beach Maine!!
Striped Bass are our typical Near Coastal Target Species. Striped Bass, or "Stripers", start showing up in early May as small fish under five pounds. These fish are usually found in rivers and harbor area's. We do not usually target these fish, as we prefer to wait until June for bigger fish in the ocean. As the season progresses from June and through early October the larger fish will invade the area. These fish will typically range from 20" to 48" or BIGGER!!!. Anglers in Maine are allowed to keep one Striper over 28". Striped Bass are a very good fighting sportfish. They are also a very tasty fish, that some people will compare to Haddock. The meat is white, and not strong smelling or tasting.
Mackerel are a smaller fish, although edible, they are typically used as bait for anything from Striped Bass to Giant Bluefin Tuna. These fish are usually between 6 and 18 inches, and do provide a great fight based on their size. Usually when we fish for Mackerel, we use a bait rig or tree with between 3 and 5 hooks per line. Once we catch some Mackerel, we place them in our custom onboard built-in livewell. Ideally for 3 fisherman we will have 50 live baits for a half day of Striped Bass fishing. When live Mackerel are not available Captain Todd will have dead fresh or frozen bait in the onboard ice chest.
These ferocious fighters with razor
sharp teeth are unpredictable in Maine. Some years they will show up as early as June, while other years they do not show up at all. Bluefish are
known for their unbelievable fight. The Bluefish sometimes can be seen
right on the surface in a huge school. This is when we catch them with
top water poppers. This is unquestionably the most exciting way to catch
any fish, as they jump right out of the water to slam the lure. When we
cannot spot the fish on the surface we troll deep diving lures. Bluefish
aren't the best eating, but some people do like them depending on how they
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Trina Lyn Fishing Charters is a division of Stewart Marine Inc.