As we enter the “halfway” point of the 2014 fishing season, I would like to thank all our customers who have come onboard so far this year. Business has once again been excellent, and as owner/captain of this business, I certainly appreciate all my customers.
So far this year the season has been challenging. Both in terms of fishing conditions and sea/weather conditions. We have experienced more wind, rain, fog, chop, and seas in the past 8 weeks, then we have in the past 3-4 seasons combined. Although I have been fortunate not to have to cancel any charters so far this year due sea conditions, it has made for some uncomfortable trips.
In terms of fishing for Striped Bass our typical target species, overall it has been “just fair”. Not good. I have seen worse years, and the past 4 years August and September have been “Very Good to Excellent” – so I am holding out hope for a great couple of months to finish out the season. Currently we are running about 92% successful on Striped Bass trips. I prefer to be around the 98% mark as we typically are most years.
I just posted some new pictures at our main website. You can Click here to see the recently added pictures.
A couple points of interest to customers who are in the process of planning a chartered fishing trip this summer in the Old Orchard Beach area, ~ ALL the fish caught on the TRINA LYN have come from fishing in the Ocean. After more then 20 years of running sportfishing charters in the Old Orchard Beach Maine area ~ on the Trina Lyn we continue to pride ourselves by NOT taking our clients up into rivers, boat mooring fields, or harbors . Check with your charter captain before you make a reservation on where he intends to take you fishing on your trip.
Also, for the 2014 season, we have decided to operate our fishing charters Monday – Friday ONLY. This decision is due to the desire to spend more time with my family during Maine’s short summer season, as well as to dodge the weekend-warrior fleet of recreational fisherman and the part-time recreational charter captains. Those who have fished with me before will understand……
Have a great summer and vacation in Maine.