Kennebec River, Bath

Waldoboro, Maine

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This is a powerful tidal river with many rips and backwaters. Boats smaller than 14 feet are not recommended, since the river can become dangerous during high winds and when the tide is running. You can fish from shore near the state boat ramp in Phippsburg. This site is also a great place for wildlife viewing. Seals, a variety of shorebirds, and bald eagles are common. This section of the Kennebec River is a world-class site, offering by far the best striped bass and bluefish angling in Maine. Striped bass and bluefish can be found from the boat ramp in Bath all the way down to the open ocean at Popham Beach. Striped bass anglers should begin by searching for flocks of gulls, an indication that stripers are on a feeding spree. Sometimes you can see frantic bait fish being driven out of the water as they are herded and slaughtered by stripers. Key Species: striped bass, bluefish.
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Fishing Maine

by Tom Seymour (Falcon Guides)

This is a powerful tidal river with many rips and backwaters. Boats smaller than 14 feet are not recommended, since the river can become dangerous during high winds and when the tide is running. You can fish from shore near the state boat ramp in Phippsburg. This site is also a great place for wildlife viewing. Seals, a variety of shorebirds, and bald eagles are common.

This section of the Kennebec River is a world-class site, offering by far the best striped bass and bluefish angling in Maine. Striped bass and bluefish can be found from the boat ramp in Bath all the way down to the open ocean at Popham Beach. Striped bass anglers should begin by searching for flocks of gulls, an indication that stripers are on a feeding spree. Sometimes you can see frantic bait fish being driven out of the water as they are herded and slaughtered by stripers. Key Species: striped bass, bluefish.

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Activity Type: Fishing
Nearby City: Waldoboro
Duration: Best Way to Fish: boat, canoe, bank
Season & Limits: Best May through September
Local Contacts: Maine Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife; Damariscotta Lake State Park
Local Maps: DeLorme Maine Atlas & Gazetteer
Driving Directions: Directions to Kennebec River, Bath

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