It’s easy to be able to say that we all relax in different ways. This can also be said in the way we all choose to vacation. Some of us enjoy staying home and having one less thing like work to do each day. Others enjoy going to far off places and seeing another lifestyle altogether. Most of us, though, just want to have an adventure, no matter where it might be. One place that you can have an adventure is here in Maine. We at Captain Jefferds Inn are well versed in many of the local activities and one of the most popular is going fishing in Kennebunkport Maine. Want to go but not quite sure where to start? Let us be your guide in planning a fun fishing trip right here in Kennebunkport.
Getting your Maine Fishing License
Just like anywhere, you will need a fishing license before you drop your line in the water. This page on the Maine Inland Fisheries and Wildlife site will be able to help you get the correct license. For those of you who plan on fishing for just a day or possibly 3 days, they have licenses for those time periods too. You can even apply online and print it off at home before you go.
Rental Gear for Fishing in Kennebunkport Maine
If you can’t haul your gear with you, or you are planning on upgrading your fishing gear while on your trip, we suggest first making a stop at the Kennebunkport Marina. They have anything and everything you could need for fishing in Kennebunkport Maine. Get ice, snacks, and drinks for your day out. Find all kinds of bait and tackle as well. If you are thinking of going out on your own fishing, they even offer boat rentals too.
If you are the type who would rather book a charter to go fishing here in Kennebunkport, then there are a few that we can suggest.
- Sport Fishing with Captain Greg Metcalf– Captain Greg will take you aboard his boat, Seas the Day, where you can go out for 2-4 hours and have a great time fishing. He can tailor your charter for whatever type of fish you are wanting to catch and with his knowledge can easily find where they are on any day.
- Cast-Away Fishing Charters– Captain Niels Jacob is not only a safe captain but a knowledgeable one as well. He has been a registered Maine guide for 15 years and while on your trip with him, he can give you a whole rundown about our area, the history and more. He offers charters from 2 hours to a full 6 hour day.
- Striker Charters– The guys at Striker can offer you not only in-land fishing but off-shore fishing as well. If you like, you can also inquire about stopping by one of the 5 lobster traps they have in the water as well while on your trip. They have trips from 2 hours up to 8 hours. Be sure to check out the rates for each type of fishing trip.
- Striper Fishing with Steve Brettell No matter your ability level or age, you’re sure to have a great experience on their striper fishing charters. All fishing tackle and bait is included. They do encourage “catch and release” but if you wish to keep your fish, they will gladly fillet and package it for you.
Going fishing in Kennebunkport Maine can be a wonderful and a trip of a lifetime. This is why so many people choose to come to our area when they consider fun fishing trips. If you are thinking about heading our way, consider staying with us at Captain Jefferds Inn. We are located close to town as well as many area restaurants and other activities. Our beautiful and historic B&B has several rooms, all updated and decorated in a soothing Maine style. Each morning with us, join everyone for a hearty breakfast before getting started with your day. Also, think about adding on one of our specials or packages to make your trip with us even better. Contact us today and begin planning your trip to Kennebunkport.