This summer has been a productive fishing season for the ridge runners and river rats crew. This post is the first of a few to come featuring finned beauties!
In June, we spent a weekend on the southern coast of Maine in pursuit of Stripers! After hours of searching and reading reviews of charters while the snow flew outside, we settled on the Kristin K Sportfishing Charters with Captain Ben. To say we made the right choice would be an understatement. Captain Ben was top notch and wasted no time in getting us hooked up to some fish! His attitude and personality was top notch and made him feel like one of our friends, rather than a charter captain. He humored our landlubber questions about the sea with ease and taught us everything we needed to do while still seeming a friend rather than a teacher, but behind the helm of the ship his experience showed and he made quick work of the harbor and headed for the fishing grounds showing us some beautiful scenery along the way. I can not recommend him enough to anyone looking to explore the saltwater. I think a shark trip is definitely on our horizon! We were able to experience the whole gamut, by starting to fish for mackerel which would be our bait for the stripers. In a couple of drifts and a short time we had a live well full of feisty mackerel awaiting a circle hook and the hungry maw of a bass. The fishing proved to be fantastic and even though we had a large party with 5 people, we all managed to hook onto the striped bass we were targeting. Some of us even managed to snag multiple fish, while I far exceeded my personal expectations and landed 4 stripers! All told we landed 13 stripers and lost 2 others which was pretty steady action. Again, I would like to thank Captain Ben for his top notch trip with safety always on his mind. WIth his experience and diligence, I had no need to worry and I could concentrate solely on the fish which was a treat to say the least. I will let the pictures do the rest of the talking and if you want to catch some saltwater fish lookup the Kristin K!
The Kristin K
Plenty of Horsepower to Get you Fishing Fast!
Nice Big Mackeral
First Striper of the Trip