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gilliesandfallon
Phippsburg, ME on the Kennebec River and Falmouth, MA on Cape Cod
Maine saltwater fly fishing guide specializing in shallow water striped bass charters and false albacore trips.
Interests: Sightcasting and shallow water fishing, saltwater fly fishing, teaching as a part of guiding.
Recent Activity
I started a post at 2:45 Wednesday morning that led with my disappointment that fishing wasn't fabulous, as my expectations for the Kennebec at the end of June and first week of July are extremely high. But then I remembered... Continue reading
Posted Jul 3, 2019 at Maine Saltwater Fishing Reports
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It sure felt like late June on the Kennebec River this week. On Tuesday, we were on fish pretty much the entire trip, from 6:00 am until 4:00 pm, and found the stripers feeding and holding in almost every way... Continue reading
Posted Jun 27, 2019 at Maine Saltwater Fishing Reports
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After what I described as good early season trips all of last week, the striped bass fishing on the Kennebec River here in Phippsburg really lit up this week. We'd all been waiting and searching and watching for big pods... Continue reading
Posted Jun 6, 2019 at Maine Saltwater Fishing Reports
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Here's Tim's best striper of the day, but certainly not his only fish. It crushed the Lonely Angler Zipster spook in a shallow backwater cove on the Kennebec River just down current of some nice moving water and rocky structure... Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2019 at Maine Saltwater Fishing Reports
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Striped bass seem to have moved into the Lower Kennebec watershed in greater numbers over the past week, at least based upon my fishing (and catching) results. It's still not "going off", and I have yet to see more that... Continue reading
Posted May 29, 2019 at Maine Saltwater Fishing Reports
Maine Saltwater Fly Fishing Charters For Striped Bass ~ Kennebec River, Phippsburg, ME Thanks for visiting Maine Saltwater Fishing Reports. Here you'll find updates on striper fishing around Maine and beyond, insights into how I chase these fish, suggestions and... Continue reading
Posted May 28, 2019 at Maine Saltwater Fishing Reports
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So you've decided that you want to become a better fly caster and you're looking for tips and techniques to improve your fly fishing skills. Right? You did click on the link to bring up this post. Ok, lets back... Continue reading
Posted Mar 4, 2019 at Maine Saltwater Fishing Reports
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Catching more albies is always on my mind, even on a cross county flight in the middle of the winter. If you fish for false albacore, you know what I mean. I'm cleaning up my laptop somewhere over Nebraska and... Continue reading
Posted Dec 26, 2018 at Maine Saltwater Fishing Reports
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Here’s a albie charter report for the week. I'll try to add more details between fishing trips. You can also check my facebook page for brief updates on current albie fishing. I went to bed last night thinking “Oh no,... Continue reading
Posted Oct 4, 2018 at Maine Saltwater Fishing Reports
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We finally found some consistency fishing along the Falmouth shoreline this past week. The fishing isn’t better when the albies are in here, but it sure is convenient being based out of Falmouth. More significantly, the first great day of... Continue reading
Posted Sep 28, 2018 at Maine Saltwater Fishing Reports
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The quote of the week came from Fritz Folts on Sunday. After two days of finding fish after fish after fish we were trying to run his Southport back to Boston but kept running into albies off Falmouth and then... Continue reading
Posted Sep 27, 2018 at Maine Saltwater Fishing Reports
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Here’s a recap of week 2 chasing albies around Cape Cod and the Islands: The albie -lesson that stands out this week is that today isn’t yesterday and tomorrow won’t be today. I’ve been on the water every day this... Continue reading
Posted Sep 20, 2018 at Maine Saltwater Fishing Reports
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It's that time of year when I shift all of my attention to chasing false albacore off the south side of Cape Cod. I base myself in Falmouth but fish from Monomoy to Wasque to Cuttyhunk to the Canal and... Continue reading
Posted Sep 7, 2018 at Maine Saltwater Fishing Reports
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If you've subscribed to Consumer Reports for years or like to geek out on a Wirecutter review of the best pen and you're a fly angler, you really owe it to yourself to read the Rod Shootout write ups from... Continue reading
Posted Sep 6, 2018 at Maine Saltwater Fishing Reports
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Mornings with no wind and good tides have made for some great shallow water fishing charters for Kennebec River striped bass this week. It's nice to be back on the flats, although some mornings have been Florida-hot poling the boat... Continue reading
Posted Aug 30, 2018 at Maine Saltwater Fishing Reports
Recently I've been helping a number of anglers with their fly rod hook setting and fish fighting skills. We've talked about stripping and ripping and the virtues of a strong set. On Friday I was guiding two novice fly anglers... Continue reading
Posted Aug 26, 2018 at Maine Saltwater Fishing Reports
If you fished the lower Kennebec this weekend and didn’t see 200 diving birds over an acre of bass busting bait...you aren’t alone. The single greatest constant in saltwater fishing is change and we saw proof of that concept. The... Continue reading
Posted Aug 20, 2018 at Maine Saltwater Fishing Reports
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Over the last two days we’ve seen more breaking fish than we have in the last two weeks combined. The Kennebec really turned on when small blueback herring and alewives started their exodus to the sea. Wow. Did it change... Continue reading
Posted Aug 16, 2018 at Maine Saltwater Fishing Reports
Here's a very brief, and long overdue, update on striper fishing in Maine's Kennebec River. The River is still loaded with bait of all sizes and holding bass throughout the typical summer spots. Fishing on the flats has been mixed,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 4, 2018 at Maine Saltwater Fishing Reports
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I’ve been trying to figure out how to describe the change in the fishing in the Kennebec River and keep coming up with conflicting thoughts. This week has been incredible and disappointing. I’ve noticed a distinct difference from last week,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 10, 2018 at Maine Saltwater Fishing Reports
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After three incredible weeks fishing Martha’s Vineyard, Nantucket, and surrounding waters it was wonderful to run down the Kennebec River yesterday morning just after 4:00 am with Fritz Folts, cruising past water loaded with flipping herring and then to be... Continue reading
Posted Jul 4, 2018 at Maine Saltwater Fishing Reports
I’m wrapping up the last day of a 4 day trip to the Vineyard where we’ve experienced some pretty fabulous fishing. All reports I’m getting from fellow guides at home are good, with a noticeable increase in numbers of fish... Continue reading
Posted Jun 14, 2018 at Maine Saltwater Fishing Reports
Here's a short video from Friday, June 9, showing stripers moving into shallow water: It's really cool when you can pattern fish, and as this video shows, there are times when they do what you might expect. Hope you get... Continue reading
Posted Jun 10, 2018 at Maine Saltwater Fishing Reports
We're off to a good start here on the Kennebec River with more striped bass arriving daily. These fish are hungry and there's plenty of feed in Maine for them right now. I've done a couple of fly-only trips this... Continue reading
Posted Jun 7, 2018 at Maine Saltwater Fishing Reports
There were plenty of stripers in spots this morning in the Kennebec between Bath and Popham on both the dropping and rising tide. The River isn't full of fish just yet, but they are there and happy to eat. The... Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2018 at Maine Saltwater Fishing Reports