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Laite Beach Camden Harbor: put in at 5am fishing a type 6 full sink 9 weight on 7wt. 10', and an 8 weight clear intermediate full sink on the 10' 6wt.
Trolling and retrieving presentation with as little casting as possible, inching the the fly out further until you catch a fish or the tops of the weeds. On one of the first drops before sun we hooked up and after feisty play landed a really supercharged schoolie striper. Then had a take in similar water off Dillingham Point, but the hook dropped out too quickly and that one got off.
Working our way across the harbor, we ran into more and more flotsam making it hard to give the fish a clean look at all. Nonetheless, after a good set with the line coming under tension and fishing the streamer fly right over the tops of the eel grass, we hooked and cranked in, through some terrific pulls, a 16" mackerel, which was allowed to shake off the hook at the rail, because, fair play is why.
We had a few more bites on our way back through the mooring field, but no more solid big game fish connections to speak of.
Attempted with the short spinning rod with braided line and a chartreuse over white bucktail jig on a short leader off the swivel connected to the braid. Braided line works so well sometimes, making good long accurate casts easy to perform -- all fishing involves constant line control.
Eventually changed up fly choice to a chartreuse over white Clouser on the 7wt. and a white zonker on the 6. Might've had a take on the zonker near to taking out, but taking out had to happen. So, until next the next go...
Please, everyone, do what you can to promote catch and release sport fisheries: I only wish there were more guide boats and other recreational anglers on the water -- we'd have a ton more data to share with NOAA is for sure.
ps: if you want to get Paul's recent Megunticook bass story, you have to call or visit the shop!
See you at Maine Sport,
-Seth, Paul and all at MSO Fishing/Camping