Saltwater Fishing with Captain Joe

Captain Joe Jerome offers fishing adventures out of Phippsburg, ME. Explore the pristine Maine waters from early summer though fall.

Our 4 hour striper fishing trips are perfect for anglers age 9+ who want a chance to target multiple species including powerful stripers around the rugged islands and rocky shorelines of Casco Bay.  If you are lucky enough to catch a striper in the legal slot size, Captain Joe will happily fillet and package it for you to take home.  Please note we only allow 1 keeper per boat to help preserve the healthy population levels.

Our 2 hour family fishing trips are available for ages 5+ and we will spend our time jigging our way across the granite ledges of Casco Bay targeting mackerel, pollock, cod, cunner and other elusive groundfish species.  This trip is family friendly and suitable for anglers of all skill levels, especially beginners.  Please note that this trip is catch and release only.

NEW FOR 2024 SEASON - Tag and Release Striper Trips
Join us on this 3 hour saltwater fishing charter as we target stripers as part of the Littoral Society’s Striped Bass Tagging Program.
You will learn safe fish handling techniques, and use tagging equipment to help track and preserve the health of this wonderful fishery for generations to come.

You’ll be fishing on a 21’ Maritime boat that accommodates up to 4 guests (1000lbs) who must be physically able to stand whilst fishing, and safely manoever around a 21’ skiff. We dont offer seated trolling trips.

This boat is powered by a brand new 115 HP Yamaha engine that reaches the speed of 30 knots. With a fast boat, you’ll reach your fishing spots quickly and spend less time traveling. The boat also features navigational electronics, a wireless trolling engine, a live bait tank, and a cooler.

Capt. Joe covers all of your fishing equipment and licenses. You only need to pack your drinks and snacks for the day and you’re ready to go.

Feel free to reach out with any questions.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Family Saltwater Fishing Trip 11am
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 11:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 21 - Oct 6
    US $275
    Our 2-hour trips family fishing trips offer an ideal introduction to ocean fishing for beginners and children (ages 5+). We start with a 15-minute cruise to the near shore ledges of Casco Bay, where we jig for cod, pollock, mackerel, and other elusive species. Please note, this trip operates on a catch-and-release policy. We can accommodate a maximum of 4 guests (with a combined weight limit of 1000lbs) who must be physically able to stand while fishing and safely maneuver around a 20-foot skiff.
    Types of fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Bottom Fishing
    Jigging
    Targeted fish
    Cod
    Cod
    Pollock
    Pollock
    Mackerel (Atlantic)
    Atlantic Mackerel
  • Private trip
    Family Saltwater Fishing Trip 8am
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 21 - Oct 6
    US $275
    Our 2-hour trips family fishing trips offer an ideal introduction to ocean fishing for beginners and children (ages 5+). We start with a 15-minute cruise to the near shore ledges of Casco Bay, where we jig for cod, pollock, mackerel, and other elusive species. Please note, this trip operates on a catch-and-release policy. We can accommodate a maximum of 4 guests (with a combined weight limit of 1000lbs) who must be physically able to stand while fishing and safely maneuver around a 20-foot skiff.
    Types of fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Bottom Fishing
    Jigging
    Trolling
    Targeted fish
    Cod
    Cod
    Pollock
    Pollock
    Mackerel (Atlantic)
    Atlantic Mackerel
  • Private trip
    Fishing Crabbing & Oysters! 11.30am
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 11:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 23 - Oct 6
    US $275
    Join us for an aquaculture fishing trip to our oyster farm, and get involved doing real fieldwork for our shellfish reef building program. During this 1.5-hour trip, you'll catch bait fish for our pots, haul crab pots, learn about the different species of crabs and shellfish in the Gulf of Maine, search for oyster ‘cluster’ twins to plant into our reef, and enjoy shucking and slurping Maine oysters right out of the water. This trip is perfect for future marine biologists of all ages. Maximum 6 people.
    Types of fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Flats Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Jigging
    Handline
    Targeted fish
    Cod
    Cod
    Pollock
    Pollock
    Mackerel (Atlantic)
    Atlantic Mackerel
    Crab
    Crab
  • Private trip
    Fishing, Crabbing & Oysters! 10am
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 10:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 26 - Jun 20
    US $275
    Join us for an aquaculture fishing trip to our oyster farm, and get involved doing real fieldwork for our shellfish reef building program. During this 1.5-hour trip, you'll catch bait fish for our pots, haul crab pots, learn about the different species of crabs and shellfish in the Gulf of Maine, search for oyster ‘cluster’ twins to plant into our reef, and enjoy shucking and slurping Maine oysters right out of the water. This trip is perfect for future marine biologists of all ages. Maximum 6 people.
    Types of fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Flats Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Jigging
    Handline
    Targeted fish
    Cod
    Cod
    Pollock
    Pollock
    Mackerel (Atlantic)
    Atlantic Mackerel
    Crab
    Crab
  • Private trip
    Migratory Fish Tag and Release 7am
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 28 - Oct 4
    US $400
    Join us on this 3 hour saltwater fishing charter as we target stripers as part of the Littoral Society's Striped Bass Tagging Program. You will learn safe fish handling techniques, and use tagging equipment to help track and preserve the health of this wonderful fishery for generations to come. Guests must be physically able to stand whilst fishing, and safely maneuver around a 20’ center console boat. Suitable for ages 9+ | 4 people (1000 lbs max)
    Types of fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Flats Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Bottom Fishing
    Jigging
    Trolling
    Spinning
    Targeted fish
    Bass (Striped)
    Striped Bass
    Bluefish
    Bluefish
    Cod
    Cod
    Pollock
    Pollock
    Mackerel (Atlantic)
    Atlantic Mackerel
  • Private trip
    Striper Fishing Trip 6.30am
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 22 - Oct 3
    US $525
    Join us on a 4-hour charter targeting multiple saltwater species. We begin by jigging over the near shore ledges for cod, pollock, and mackerel - which we keep in the live-well for bait. We will then head inshore for striper fishing along the rocky shorelines and islands of Casco Bay. This trip allows for 1 legal-sized striper per boat, with catch and release encouraged. Max 4 guests (1000lbs combined) must be physically able to stand while fishing and safely maneuver around a 20’ center console boat.
    Types of fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Flats Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Bottom Fishing
    Jigging
    Trolling
    Spinning
    Targeted fish
    Bass (Striped)
    Striped Bass
    Bluefish
    Bluefish
    Cod
    Cod
    Pollock
    Pollock
    Mackerel (Atlantic)
    Atlantic Mackerel
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FAQs about Saltwater Fishing with Captain Joe

Saltwater Fishing with Captain Joe offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $275 per group - Family Saltwater Fishing Trip 11am (2 hours)
  • US $275 per group - Family Saltwater Fishing Trip 8am (2 hours)
  • US $275 per group - Fishing Crabbing & Oysters! 11.30am (2 hours)
  • US $275 per group - Fishing, Crabbing & Oysters! 10am (2 hours)
  • US $400 per group - Migratory Fish Tag and Release 7am (3 hours)
  • US $525 per group - Striper Fishing Trip 6.30am (4 hours)

When you book a trip with Saltwater Fishing with Captain Joe, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Wireless Trolling Motor

Trips booked with Saltwater Fishing with Captain Joe include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait (We only use live bait that we have caught on our trip. There is no way to pre purchase live bait in Maine like is typical in other states.)
  • Catch cleaning & filleting (1 legal Striper per group only, skin on filleting)
  • Fishing License (All fishing licenses are included with the trip.)

Saltwater Fishing with Captain Joe offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Flats Fishing

Saltwater Fishing with Captain Joe offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Jigging

Top targeted fish species with Saltwater Fishing with Captain Joe include:
  • Bass (Striped)
  • Bluefish
  • Cod
  • Mackerel (Atlantic)
  • Pollock

Meet the Captain

Joe Jerome
Phippsburg, Maine, United States
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Member since March 2021
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I am a Registered Maine Guide and hold a Master Captain's License with the United States Coast Guard. I also work for the Basin Oyster Project teaching K-12 groups about our shellfish reef regeneration program. With a lifelong passion for chasing stripers and crabs around the Chesapeake Bay and Gulf of Maine, I am a great choice for guiding beginner and intermediate anglers, and leading aquaculture adventures around the rugged islands and shorelines of Maine.
Our Team
Joe J.
Captain

About this listing

Targeted species

Bass (Striped) Striped Bass
Bluefish Bluefish
Cod Cod
Mackerel (Atlantic) Atlantic Mackerel

Boat specs

Maritime (Center console) originally built in 2000. Powered by a 115HP Yamaha 2021 4-Stroke engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 30 knots.

Length
21 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Flats Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Jigging

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
We only use live bait that we have caught on our trip. There is no way to pre purchase live bait in Maine like is typical in other states.
Catch cleaning & filleting
1 legal Striper per group only, skin on filleting
Fishing License
All fishing licenses are included with the trip.

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 1 day prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 1 day 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
Striper Trips ages 9+ | Family Trips ages 5+
You Keep Catch
1 legal Striper per group only
Catch and Release Allowed
Catch and Release only for Tagging & Family Trips

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
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Bank Transfer