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.