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Maine Striper Fishing

Saltwater Fishing Charters

Tidal Expeditions is a professional guide service based in Maine with 10 years of experience operating charters throughout the coastal waters of New England. Our passion for saltwater fishing comes from growing up on Casco Bay, surrounded by working waterfronts and maritime heritage. Our goal is to provide a fun and productive day on the water while sharing our passion and experience with every customer.

Captain Mike Roy embraces a diversity of styles. Passionate about both fly and light tackle spin fishing, each trip is catered to customers interests and experience. His commitment, respect for the fishery and focus on conservation is apparent no matter the approach.

We are fully licensed, insured and offer two vessels equipped with top of the line equipment rigged and tuned for the scenarios we expect to encounter. Casco bay and the waters around Portland Maine are home; however, we regularly trailer to ramps all over New England to access the best terrain and fishing.

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(207) 751-3179

Pre-Work Mission


Short on time? Or have a last minute urge to get on the water? This option is perfect when working with limited time or tide windows. These trips are often scheduled last minute based on availability and conditions.

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Prime Fishing


The morning tide is by far the most popular option and what we suggest to anyone looking to experience Maine striper fishing and the true beauty of Casco Bay. Consistent conditions and willing fish make this the prime window for chasing striped bass.

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Magic Hour


Dropping winds and sun angles create the magic hour for striper fishing. Combined with a favorable tide or worm hatch, this can be a phenomenal time to be on the water.

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Portland Maine Fishing

Casco Bay

With the lively city of Portland flanking its southern edge, Casco Bay’s numerous islands and tidal coves preserve the secluded feel and undisturbed beauty of Maine. Casco Bay intersects the sandy beaches of southern Maine and the characteristic rocky coast of the downeast region, providing a wide variety of fishing opportunities.

Striped bass arrive along the Maine coast in May looking to replenish calories lost during the spring migration. The bay contains a diversity of habitats providing the finfish, crabs and shrimp these fish are looking for. Thousands of acres of productive tidal flats stretch across Casco Bay creating many opportunities for sight fishing.

Large tides help to keep the bay nutrient rich and provide optimal water temperatures, which keeps Maine saltwater fishing going strong in July and August. During September and into October, we get a final peak when the herring drop out of the rivers. This really turns on the feeding for large stripers and bluefin tuna.