Here are some places where you can fish for striped bass

On the coast, or far up the rivers that pour into the sea, Mainers have plenty of options when it comes to fishing for migratory striped bass. And come July, when some of the best spring fishing for trout and landlocked salmon in freshwater begins to wane, the striper bite may be reaching a peak.

Here are a few options when it comes to fishing for stripers: If you’re interested in fishing the ocean from shore, longtime striper angler John Kirk, who now lives in Portland, has a simple piece of advice. “Look on Map 5 [of the DeLorme Atlas and Gazetteer]. There are plenty of river mouths on Map 5,” Kirk said with a laugh.

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