The Fall Flurry Fishing

Trout fishing and salmon fishing are at their best during spring and drop off as summer’s heat raises water temperatures. September frosts quickly lower water temperatures, making a brief but productive second season possible. In fact, some of the biggest fish of the season are taken in the fall. If you can’t find time to sample Maine’s spring fishing, you have a second chance in September.

Saltwater fishing is good in September too. Striped bass, while fewer in numbers, tend to run larger. The same goes for mackerel and bluefish.

The Fall Flurry Fishing Photo Gallery

Depths on the south side level out at 16-18 metres where bits of wreckage can be found. The seabed on the north side is a bit deeper, at 20 metres plus, and there are many deep channels containing large lumps of wreckage. There are also lots of coley and pollack to be found over the reef tops. A superb dive site can be located in a northwesterly direction, over the 20-metre wide and 20-metre deep canyon at the end of dive site (l). There are high ridges, deep channels, crevices, wreckage and a fantastic amount of various marine flora and fauna with every inch of rock covered in some form or other. The only drawback is the current, which is very severe, so to enjoy it at its best, it should really only be dived at slack water. Depths range between 7 and 15 metres, but 25 metres can easily be reached over the northern edge. With an echo sounder, this site is fairly easy to locate at slack water by driving halfway between Longstone and Knavestone then turning north until the reef drops away on the north side. A beautiful dive with overhangs, cliff walls, deep valleys and every square metre covered in an array of colourful anemones and soft corals, making for a very picturesque sight all the way up to the highest point of the reef at 7 metres. Individual pollack of four and five kilos sweep up to catch titbits being swept over the reef top.

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