Kennebec River Estuary, Maine Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
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Fly Fishing Map of Kennebec River Estuary, ME
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Kennebec River Estuary, Maine Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
My tips of the week
The stripers are hunkering down in deeper water by mid morning. Go early and as the sun gets bright switch to sinking lines.
Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing Kennebec River Estuary is currently Good

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby:
Capt. Dave Pecci

Fishing conditions: We are open for business here in Maine! There will be a few covid19 related changes regarding how we fish this summer but it is going to be a fun and productive season on the Kennebec. Check out my blog posts over the next few weeks for details. Feel free to call or message me if you have questions or concerns. You can sign up for my my blog posts at

Inshore temperature: 77 Degrees F

Offshore temperature: 66 Degrees F

Type of bait fish are feeding on: Alewives, river herring, American eel, sand eels, juvenile sea herring, adult sea herring, bunker (menhaden)

Fish species: Striped bass, bluefish

Fishing season: Late May through October

Nearest airport: Portland International Airport (PWM) 45 minutes Boston (BOS) 2 hours

Person Fishing in a stream

Kennebec River Estuary Description

The Kennebec Estuary is located in Midcoast Maine. Carrying 20% of the state's freshwater run off it is one of the largest and most important estuaries in the Northeast. The Kennebec is home to America's most northern native populations of striped bass, Atlantic sturgeon, carp, American eel, alewives and blue back herring. Migratory species such as bluefish, mackerel, pollock, sand eels, Atlantic herring, and ...

Techniques & Tips

Work the ledges and rips where the schools of stripers will congregate.

7-Day Forecast

Hot, hot, hot. Clear water and lots of moving water, excellent conditions for striped bass!

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