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 targets are Stripers and Bluefish, 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!

The season starts in late May when the coast gets invaded by an abundance of Striped Bass that pour into these waters. By July, Bluefish come along, with incredible surface “blitzes” happening regularly. August often sees the arrival of Bluefin Tuna. September and October offer astonishing action for all 3 types of fish.

Capt. John welcomes you to join him on his 21’ Parker center console. The “Super Fly” accommodates up to 6 guests. There can be 4 rods in the water for regular casting, while only 2 people can fly fish at the same 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!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 15 - Oct 31
    $600
    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 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    Seasonal trip May 15 - Oct 31
    $600
    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.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 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 14 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!
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About the Captain

John Coppola
Bath, Maine, United States
Angler's Choice
36 Customer Reviews
Response time within an 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
Bluefish Bluefish
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
6 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Flats Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing

Amenities

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

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks
Fishing License
Fly Fishing Equipment

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 14 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 14 days before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

Listing Policies

Pickup agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

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
American Express
PayPal
Checks

Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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Very good trip. Enjoyed it to the max
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Angler Rating
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Good experience
96%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
92%
Appropriate for children
92%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
100%
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Adino B.
Woodland Park, NJ
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6 hour trip with Captain John

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip (AM) on August 20, 2021
Very knowledgeable and friendly captain.  We had a great time fishing mackerel for bait, and then fishing for stripers. ...
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Livermore Falls, ME
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Fish on every 30 seconds

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (AM) on July 4, 2021
Me and my wife had our 1st charter trip with captain John on July 4th. It was a good safe trip into the ocean, and everybody...
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Minneapolis, MN
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Half day afternoon with Captain John

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (PM) on August 15, 2021
Even though we went back home to MN empty handed, we had a blast. The boys caught many baits, and multiple stripers, however,...
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Lancaster, PA
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6 hr trip

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip (PM) on July 28, 2021
We did a 6 hr trip with Captain John. He worked very hard to help us get on the fish. Once the tide changed we were on them...
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Skowhegan, ME
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VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (PM) on July 29, 2021
Captain John was great! He was very attentive to our needs and was very knowledgeable about where the fish were! This trip...
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FAQs about Super Fly Charters

Super Fly Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $500 per group, additional $50 per person after 3 guests - 4 Hour Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $500 per group, additional $50 per person after 3 guests - 4 Hour Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $600 per group, additional $50 per person after 3 guests - 6 Hour Trip (AM) (6 hours)
  • $600 per group, additional $50 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
  • Fly Fishing Equipment

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

Super Fly Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Fly Fishing (2 people at the same time)
  • Drift Fishing

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