Season Starts mid-May!
Welcome to Portland, Maine! We have the confidence that you will be returning soon and often not only to fish a few tides & experience the area's unique fishery but also for the beauty and lifestyle only found in our little Coastal Maine towns that has become a favorite summer saltwater fishery.
Casco Bays nick-name is the Calendar Islands. It's been said to have an island for each day of the year 365, within 220 square miles of the bay the fishy structure is just as numerous! Add in mud and sand flats and perfect summer water temps, and you see why so many anglers return to fish with us and the Flats of Casco Bay over the past 20 plus years.
Casco Bay, like most saltwater fisheries tides control how we approach our day and the best hours to fish on a given tide. Matching tide to sun can have us meeting at a boat ramp at often early hours but rewards of active fish with a stunning sunrises make up for that early alarm clock.
Flats & Fishy Structure:
We built our business on focusing on the flats of Casco Bay and Scarborough Marsh. You may find us poling one of our Maverick Flats Skiffs within the city’s view but a better chance we will be found around active fish in a uncrowded beautiful setting. Connecting the hundreds of islands is such a diverse fishery of structure, rivers, and flats.
Exact meeting location will be provided after booking.
Portland, Maine • 20-29 years of experience
Capt. Eric Wallace | Coastal Fly Angler is a professional fishing guide service based out of Portland, Maine. Seasonally Captain Eric guides on the Flats of the Fl Keys ,and offers hosted travel to the Bahamas and Cuba. Yet it's the unique Southern Maine Striped Bass Flats Fishery that Captain Eric Wallace has helped pioneer over the past 25 years, that has become a Angler favorite! Trailering his Maverick Flats skiff, Captain Eric is able to focus putting anglers on waters fishing best any given day. As a Pro Team Ambassador of Thomas & Thomas Fly Rods and Hatch Reels you are guaranteed to have the best Fly and Light Tackle while on his skiff.
Captain Eric started guiding in the early 90s. His experience began as a river guide in the Rocky Mountains and throughout the Northwest, Guiding for shops like, Frying Pan Angler & Taylor Creek on Colorado’s Frying Pan & Roaring Fork and Kaufman's Streamborn & Gorge Fly Shop in Pacific NW Steelhead rivers for nearly 10 years prior to moving into a full-time Saltwater Guide. Combining a near 30 year career of Guiding Fly & Light Tackle Anglers..
Licensed United States Coast Guard certified Captain, Maine Registered Guide and holds the proper Licenses to guide in Florida’s Monroe County, guiding between Maine, Florida Keys
since 2002. Captain Eric is also a member of the Thomas & Thomas Fly Rods, Hatch Reels Pro Teams.