Fishing on the Deborah Ann! Fish You'll Brag About for the Rest of Your Life ®
Thank you for your interest in our fishing and sightseeing adventures on the Deborah Ann. We specialize in bringing the very best of Maine’s oceans and coast to everyone who visits. And, fishing with an IGFA certified captain means that all of your catch qualifies for a world record if you’re lucky enough to hook into that fish of a lifetime. For a map of our fishing areas please click here.
For Giant Blue Fin Tuna, considered one of the world's most challenging game fish:
- Our goal will be to locate giant tuna using information gained from recent trips and our extensive network of local commercial fishermen. If the fish aren't around we won't book these trips.
- The most frequent location for finding Blue Fin Tuna is known as the Tuna Grounds but we'll range from Monhegan Island to Portsmouth at different times of the season.
- The gear and tactics required for blue fin tuna is highly specialized and includes the use of our Penn International 130 ST2 reels and Saco Bay Custom rods.
- We typically depart at 7:00 AM from our home marina at the Kennebec Tavern in Bath. Angling category tuna (two fish from 27 to 59 inches in length) can be kept by the clients. Commercial category tuna (at least 73 inches in length) are retained by the boat.
- Fishing for tuna requires diligence and patience. If you're looking for non-stop action and lots of fish please consider one of our other trips.
- We’ll return to Bath, usually around 4:00 PM, in time for you to celebrate your success at the Kennebec Tavern with captain and crew.
For deep sea and shark fishing:
- We typically depart at 7:00 AM from our home marina at the Kennebec Tavern in Bath. We can also pick you up at just about any other location if you wish.
- Our trip offshore will be to either Jeffreys Ledge or Platts Bank, depending on the weather. On some days we can hit both locations.
- Anglers can expect to catch approximately 10-30 keepers of Cod, Haddock, Pollock, Hake and Cusk. The total number of fish caught is often double that number.
- If you wish, we can also fish for sharks. They’re rare, but Mako and Thresher Sharks weighing several hundred pounds are possible. And in July, August and September Blue sharks up to 12 feet in length are common and great fun to catch. The most frequent location for finding big sharks is known as the Shark Grounds.
- We’ll return to Bath, usually around 4:00 PM, in time for you to have drinks or dinner at the Kennebec Tavern while we clean your fish.
For scenic tours:
- We can depart any time to meet your schedule from our home marina at the Kennebec Tavern in Bath or we can pick you up at just about any other location if you wish.
- Our cruise will include many historic lighthouses and pass through classic Maine landscapes that are home to deer, fox, eagles and seals. Off the beaches small whales can sometimes be found.
- If you like we can stop at a working lobster wharf, pick up a bucket of Maine’s most famous seafood and have a lobster boil on one of our many beautiful islands.
- We’ll return to Bath or your dock of preference at just about any time you wish.
For a chance at immortal glory, join us for one of Maine's classic fishing tournaments. Click here for more information.
On all trips we supply everything for a safe and fun day on the water other than whatever you’d like to eat and drink (but no bananas!). We’ll have plenty of ice and coolers. Fishing licenses are not required. Offshore fishing trips are best limited to four persons. Inshore fishing trips and scenic tours can accommodate up to six people. Children are welcome but a minimum age of 12 is suggested.
Please click here for pricing and payment information.
Info@DAfishing.com or PO Box 893, Bath, ME 04530 or call (207) 837-8710
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