Postcards From Maine – August 2017

Al's box of Striper flies is largely poached from my Chinook boxes.

Al’s box of Striper flies is largely poached from my Chinook boxes.

My friend and fellow Salmon Journal Prodction team Leader, Al James, sent me a few photo images from his recent family vacation back in Maine. Fishing from Scarborough to Kettery, Al found just enough willing striped bass to make the fishing entertaining on a few days his schedule allowed a little exploration.

A typical schoolie striper.

A typical schoolie striper.

Al tells me that the school striper action has been most reliable on Chinook Clousers, with the chartreuse and pink perhaps showing a slight edge.

A low-light schoolie striper puts a bend in the rod.

A low-light schoolie striper puts a bend in the rod.

With a nice break back east to visit and introduce “baby-James” to the relatives, Al is looking forward to testing the waters in Oregon estuaries with his Chinook flies, now slightly chewed, but still in perfect fishy condition.

Thanks Al, let’s go fishing.

Jay Nicholas, September 1, 2017

 

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