Super Fly Charters can’t wait to take you on a professional and friendly guided fishing trip. Captain John Coppola is based in the area known as the Kennebec watershed. His main target is striped bass, which he hunts on the rocky coast and the broad reach of the Kennebec River. Full of untouched mud and sand flats, this is a flats fisherman’s nirvana!

Capt. John welcomes you to join him on his 21’ Parker center console. The “Super Fly” accommodates up to 5 guests. There can be 2-3 rods in the water for regular casting, while only 1-2 people can fly fish at a time. This boat is fully equipped with 2 fishfinders, GPS chart plotters, VHF radios, a cell phone, and all USCG-required safety equipment.

Capt. John’s fishing tactics include fly fishing, live baiting, casting popping plugs, soft plastics, and metal jigs with spinning rods. He also uses specialized “butterfly” jigging techniques. In addition to this, he’ll supply you with all the necessary tackle.

Come and join Super Fly Charters for a chance to land the fish of a lifetime. Capt. John can adjust each trip to your needs and skill level. As these exciting trips are very popular, make sure to book your spot on time!

Policies:

Catch and release is highly encouraged. If you would like to keep some fish Capt. John requests that you consider keeping just one Striper per trip as the fishery is still recovering. You will be allowed to keep your legal limit if you so choose.

Cod are 1 per person 22" or larger September 1 - October 7. The cod fishery is tightly regulated and on the comeback. With little recreational participation, keeping a limit of cod is responsible.

Fly fishermen, please bring your 7-9 wt rods with floating and sinking lines. If you need to borrow a fly setup please remind the capt. the night before the trip to load them on the boat for you.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 15 - Oct 31
    $500
    Get right into the action and cast for Striped Bass! The captain will provide everything you need for an exciting day, and will even clean your catch after you've hooked your fill. Contact him before the trip to check which departure time will work best, as this depends on the tides of the day.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    Seasonal trip May 15 - Oct 31
    $500
    On this 4 hour trip, you'll get right to the action of hunting down Striped Bass in the river, as the rushing tides make them go into a feeding frenzy. The captain will provide everything you need to cast off, and will clean your catch afterward. Kids of all ages are welcome!
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 15 - Oct 31
    $650
    If you're interested in fly fishing, the captain will prepare your equipment for you. Of course, you can always bring your own if you prefer. Note that only 2 guests can fly cast at the same time. Live bait will be caught during the trip. A catch cleaning and filleting service is available free of charge.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    Seasonal trip May 15 - Oct 31
    $650
    This 6-hour trip starts by catching some live bait and then heading out to hook the main targets of the day: Striped Bass and Bluefish. Your fishing spot is usually within a 15 minute ride from the marina. Contact the captain for departure times, as they can be very flexible and tide-dependent.
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About the Captain

John Coppola
Bath, Maine, United States
61 Customer reviews
Response time 1 hour
Member since June 2019
Captain John is a native of midcoast Maine. He has spent most of his life fishing for Striped Bass along the rocky coast and tidal rivers of this area. For him, the best part of these guided trips is either seeing guests catch their first fish – or their biggest! He likes working with beginners, but anglers of all levels of experience are welcome. He's always willing to go further to find the fish.

About this listing

Targeted species

Bass (Striped) Striped Bass
Cod Cod
Mackerel (Atlantic) Atlantic Mackerel
Pollock Pollock

Boat specs

Parker (Center console) originally built in 2012. Powered by a 150HP Yamaha F150 engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 30 knots.

Length
21 ft
Capacity
5 persons

Types of fishing

River Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Flats Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Dual lowrance
Fishfinder
Dual lowrance
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Penn, Shimano, Daiwa
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks
Bottled Water
Fishing License

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 30 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 30 days before the trip date, free of charge. If you cancel or modify your booking later, or fail to show up, you'll forfeit 100% of what you've paid.

Listing policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
All ages welcome
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed
Highly encouraged

Payment

Pay online in full

Pay online in full through FishingBooker and save on credit card fees at the dock.

No additional fees.
Book with 10% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% deposit to guarantee your reservation.

The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods:

Cash
Visa
Mastercard
PayPal

Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 61 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (62)
4 hour Cod trip
4 hour Cod trip
September Striper Trip with Captain John
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
95%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
90%
Appropriate for children
95%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
97%
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Thomas S.
Williamsville, NY
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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6 hour stripe bass fishing trip

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip (AM) on August 25, 2022
The fishing trip was awesome.  It was great seeing two of the group catch their first fish ever. Captain John did a great...
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Christopher R.
Raritan, NJ
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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Amazing first fishing trip

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip (AM) on August 19, 2022
This was my first fishing trip (convinced by my husband to come along), and we had an amazing time! Caught 17 striped bass...
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Gary G.
San Antonio, TX
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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September Striper Trip with Captain John

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (AM) on September 15, 2022
My wife and I had an awesome trip with Captain John today.  First, we caught bait (Atlantic mackerel) and then we proceeded...
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BRUCE L.
Wilbraham, MA
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Half Day Trip With Captain John

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (AM) on August 12, 2022
Captain John is a master fisherman with an outstanding understanding of the sea, what bait to use when, techniques of how to...
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Alden C.
Allendale, Michigan
Excellent
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Half day trip

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip (AM) on September 3, 2022
The captain had me spent most of the morning fishing near Popham Beach which is extremely good fishing with gorgeous views...
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FAQs about Super Fly Charters

Super Fly Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $500 per group, additional $75 per person after 3 guests - 4 Hour Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $500 per group, additional $75 per person after 3 guests - 4 Hour Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $650 per group, additional $75 per person after 3 guests - 6 Hour Trip (AM) (6 hours)
  • $650 per group, additional $75 per person after 3 guests - 6 Hour Trip (PM) (6 hours)

When you book a trip with Super Fly Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS Dual lowrance
  • Fishfinder Dual lowrance
  • Live Bait Well
  • Wireless Trolling Motor
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Super Fly Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Penn, Shimano, Daiwa)
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Drinks (Bottled Water)
  • Fishing License

Super Fly Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • River Fishing
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Flats Fishing

Super Fly Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Fly Fishing
  • Drift Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Super Fly Charters include:
  • Bass (Striped)
  • Cod
  • Mackerel (Atlantic)
  • Pollock