The Fall Striper Run is On!
<p>I had forgotten what a great experience the fall run of fish can be. This morning in the drizzle with the leaves definitely starting to turn in the background and we had a steady stream of fish in the expected places. The best part about these fish is not only are they actively feeding but they are bigger and certainly stronger than they were a few months ago. I am guessing that the rain of yesterday has started the young alewives seriously heading out to sea and the stripers are lined up to take full advantage of that migration. They took a variety of jigs and plugs in fact I fished most of the morning with a surface popper and had several fish myself in between running the trolling motor to position the boat and unhooking fish for my client.
Of course the down side this morning was a chilly drizzle and it sounds like the same tomorrow but it was definitely worth it and I look forward to the next trip. I think that the color change is made more intense by the fog and drizzle and after our long dry stretch the rain was most welcome. I forgot my camera this morning which means no pictures to send to todayís client or to post here. Iíll try and do better tomorrow. Iím hoping that the fish will too!
About The Author: Captain Don Kleiner
Company: Maine Outdoors
Area Reporting: Mid Coast Maine
Bio: Don Kleiner is a Master Maine Guide and has a Coast Guard License to operate passenger vessels. Don currently serves on the board of Directors of the Maine Conservation School and the Maine Tourism Association. Don is a long time member and past president of the Maine Professional Guides Association.