Super Fly Charters

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
    8 Hour Trip
      FREE Cancelation 14 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 15 May - 31 Oct
    $600
    up to 4 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    On this 8 hour trip, you will usually start out by going to catch fresh live bait. If you're bringing little ones along, the bait fishing is often their favorite part of the trip, as they get to catch a lot of fish really fast. After bait fishing, you will usually head to the rocky coastline and nearby beaches to try and hook the largest Striped Bass in the area. Departure times are flexible based on the tides of the day
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip (AM)
      FREE Cancelation 14 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 15 May - 31 Oct
    $500
    up to 4 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    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 Cancelation 14 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    Seasonal trip available 15 May - 31 Oct
    $500
    up to 4 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    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 Cancelation 14 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 15 May - 31 Oct
    $400
    up to 4 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    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 Cancelation 14 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    Seasonal trip available 15 May - 31 Oct
    $400
    up to 4 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    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!

About the Captain

John Coppola
Bath, Maine, United States
ID & License verified
5 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) Bass (Striped)
Bluefish Bluefish
Cod Cod
Mackerel (Atlantic) Mackerel (Atlantic)
Pollock Pollock

Boat Specs

Parker (Center console) originally built in 2002. 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
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well

Trip Includes

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

Policies

FREE Cancelation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 14 days before the trip. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
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
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
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
Photos by reviewers (5)
5.00
out of 5 stars from 5 reviews
Boat
Crew
Experience
MN teen with his 1st (of many) Striper catch
MN teen 2 not to be outdone by older brother
8 hours of fun
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
100%
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Christina T.
New York, New York
 5.00
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8 hours of fun

VERIFIED   July 16, 2019
We booked the 8 hour fishing trip, it was fantastic! John was great, knowledgeable, friendly, and a lot of fun. Not counting...
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Greg C.
Boothbay, Maine
 5.00
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Half day on Kennebec with Captain John Coppola

VERIFIED   August 24, 2019
We were visiting from Minnesota and this trip exceeded our expectations.  We were on fish in less than a minute of wetting...
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Anastasia T.
Needham, MA
 5.00
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August fishing trip

VERIFIED   August 17, 2019
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Jason L.
Piedmont, CA
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August fishing trip

VERIFIED   August 14, 2019
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Rick V.
Greene, ME
 5.00
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6 hour trip

VERIFIED   July 19, 2019
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