Saltwater fishing report - September 13

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Saltwater fishing report - September 13

Postby Tom Nolette » Thu Jul 06, 2017 4:47 am

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Atlantic bluefin tuna are around and while they have been taken by the stick boats I have not heard of any taken by rod and reel. A few sharks have been reported. The minimum size for all keeper sharks (makos, porbeagles, threshers and blues) is 4.5 feet in length. All vessels fishing recreationally for Atlantic tuna, sharks, swordfish and billfish must have an Atlantic HMS angling permit. For more information contact the National Marine Fisheries Service at 978-281-9260 or visit https://hmspermits.noaa.gov.

Weather buoy reports from Jeffrey’s show sea surface temperatures in the low 60s while at the Portland LNB, temps are in the mid 50s. The NMFS han’t yet set the 2017 groundfish regulations so anglers are still fishing under 2016 regulations. This means anglers can keep 15 haddock a day that are over 17 inches but may not retain any cod. Regulations will change, but it’s uncertain when.

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Re: Saltwater fishing report - July 12

Postby Tom Nolette » Thu Jul 13, 2017 5:32 am

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Federal striped bass regulations: It is unlawful to fish for, take or possess striped bass in federal waters (waters greater than three miles from shore).

Statewide striped bass regulations: An angler may fish all year for striped bass but may only keep one per day that measures over 28 inches total length. If you have any questions or would like copies of the 2017 saltwater regulations, please call 633-9505 or check the web at: maine.gov/dmr/recreational-fishing/index.html

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Re: Saltwater fishing report - July 19

Postby Tom Nolette » Thu Jul 20, 2017 6:53 am

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Federal striped bass regulations: It is unlawful to fish for, take or possess striped bass in federal waters (waters more than 3 miles from shore).

Statewide striped bass regulations: An angler may fish all year for striped bass, but may only keep one per day that measures over 28 inches total length. If you have any questions or would like copies of the 2017 saltwater regulations please call 633-9505 or check the web.

ZONE 1: Stripers are everywhere!

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Re: Saltwater fishing report - July 26

Postby Tom Nolette » Thu Jul 27, 2017 3:54 am

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The Atlantic bluefin tuna bite is getting better and better. Some spots where fish have been caught include the Kettle, Sagadahoc and outside of Platt’s. Chunking on the ball or drifting have been the most productive methods of hooking up. Porbeagles, blue sharks and a few threshers have also been taken by those fishing offshore. The minimum size for all keeper sharks (makos, porbeagles, threshers and blues) is 4.5 feet in length while basking and white sharks are federally protected species. If you aren’t sure what species you’ve hooked, then “If you don’t know, let it go.” All vessels fishing recreationally for Atlantic tunas, sharks, swordfish and billfish must have an Atlantic HMS angling permit

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Re: Saltwater fishing report - Updated August 2

Postby Tom Nolette » Thu Aug 03, 2017 4:09 am

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Finally, the National Marine Fisheries Service has set the 2017 recreational groundfish regulations. This means anglers can keep 12 haddock (instead of 15) a day that are over 17 inches, but may not retain any cod this year. The minimum size for halibut in federal waters is 41 inches and the taking of halibut in Maine territorial waters is closed from July 1 to April 30. During last week’s Bailey Island tourney, 35 tuna were entered with a 650-pounder taking first. The 20th annual Sturdivant Island tuna tournament, based out of Spring Point marina in South Portland, starts Thursday and runs through Saturday. It’s a highly competitive, no-nonsense event that draws the region’s top tuna men. Sharking will be picking up for those targeting blue sharks and there have been reports of decent makos and threshers taken.

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Re: Saltwater fishing report - Updated August 2

Postby PPH » Thu Aug 10, 2017 3:35 am

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Federal striped bass regulations: It is unlawful to fish for, take or possess striped bass in federal waters (waters greater than three miles from shore). Statewide striped bass regulations: An angler may fish all year for striped bass, but may only keep one per day that measures over 28 inches total length. If you have any questions or would like copies of the saltwater regulations, call 633-9505 or check the web.

ZONE 1: Striper fishing remains good with fish available around the islands, rock piles, beaches and lower rivers. Ferry Beach (Scarborough), Pine Point, the Spurwink, Old Orchard and Richmond Island are spots where catches have been good. Beach fishermen should check local ordinances prior to fishing because some area beaches may restrict fishing between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. until Labor Day. Anglers fishing the early morning or late evening, both sides of the tide, have had the best results. Spinners have been catching bass with Slugo-Gos (white-day, black-night), Fin-S lures, ¾-ounce Bombers and wooden plugs, such as the Striper Maine-iac along with the R.M. Smith line. Clams, worms and chunked mackerel are the baits of choice. Fly guys tossing mackerel and crab pattern Clousers have been catching fish. Mackerel catches continue to be hot and cold. There are bluefish around along with pogies.

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Re: Saltwater fishing report - Updated August 16

Postby PPH » Sat Aug 19, 2017 3:43 am

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As of Wednesday night, the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) has closed the Atlantic Bluefin General and Charter/Headboat categories (when fishing commercially) until Sept. 1. The NMFS has determined that the adjusted June through August subquota has been reached and that a closure is warranted at this time. Shark fishing remains very good with a mix of blues, makos and threshers. The minimum size for all keeper sharks (makos, porbeagles, threshers and blues) is 41/2 feet in length while basking and white sharks are federally protected species. If you are not sure of what species you have hooked, then “If you don’t know, let it go”. All vessels fishing

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Re: Saltwater fishing report - Updated August 16

Postby PPH » Thu Aug 31, 2017 4:04 am

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The Atlantic bluefin tuna (BFT) General category is currently closed and will reopen on Sept. 1. The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) is updating the adjustment of the BFT general category daily retention limit beginning Sept. 1, to one large, medium or giant BFT (measuring 73 inches or greater) per vessel per day/trip. The daily retention limit adjustment applies to vessels permitted in the General and the Charter/Headboat category while fishing commercially. There are plenty of blue sharks as well as a few makos being reported. The minimum size for all keeper sharks (makos, porbeagles, threshers and blues) is 4.5 feet in length while basking and white sharks are federally protected species. If you are not sure of what species you have hooked, then “If you don’t know, let it go.” All vessels fishing recreationally for Atlantic tunas, sharks, swordfish and billfish must have an Atlantic HMS Angling Permit. For more information contact the NMFS at 978-281-9260 or visit their website. Changes have been made in the cod and haddock regulations for 2017. Anglers canno

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Re: Saltwater fishing report - UpdatedSeptember 13

Postby Tom Nolette » Thu Sep 14, 2017 3:50 am

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September 13

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Groundfishing is good and should remain strong well into the fall. Anglers fishing the northern end of Jeffreys and the fingers report good catches of pollock.

Changes have been made in the cod and haddock regulations for 2017. Anglers cannot retain any Atlantic cod and the minimum size for haddock is 17 inches with a 12-fish-per-angler, per-day bag limit. Also, as of Sept. 17, no haddock may be retained. All other groundfish (pollock, cusk, redfish, hake, etc.) can be retained within their respective 2017 regulations. The minimum size for halibut in federal waters is 41 inches and the taking of halibut in Maine territorial waters (inside 3 miles) is closed from July 1 to April 30.

For anglers going sharking, blue sharks along with the occasional thresher and porbeagle can be caught. The minimum size for all keeper sharks (makos, porbeagles, threshers and blues) is 41/2 feet in length while basking and great white sharks are a federally protected species. If you are not sure of what species you have hooked, then let it go.

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