If you ever have the chance to fish Kennebunk, ME you have to find Captain Paul Rioux and Stone Coast Anglers Inc. www.stonecoastanglers.com.
I spent a week in Maine and wanted to fish striper there. I've caught in RI, CT, MA, and NH. I needed some Maine fish under my belt. I was apprehensive in booking a charter because I didn't know anyone who fished up there. I initially booked with Capt. Bruce Hebert (Wicked Tuna), but he was called in for filming of the new 2013 Wicked Tuna TV show. I was referred to Stone Coast Anglers and I am glad for that.
We booked a 4 hour trip. It left from Kennebunkport, which is a gorgeous river/waterfront. We were greeted promptly by Paul and brought on board. He quickly went over the required safety rules and explained that we were going to get bait first. We headed out and nailed mackerel after mackerel until his live-well was filled. Thereafter, the fun began.
All of the guys on board hooked into bass shortly after we departed. Capt. Rioux fishes all of Maine's coastal beaches from the Saco River to the Piscataqua River. This includes a few rocky islands and marshy inlets to the rivers. Again, we took fish after fish! What I wasn't used to is the Maine "Slot Regs". A person can only take and possess one fish per day. This is unlike MA rules where you can take 2. The fish must be in the 'slot', between 20 and 26" total length or over 40" for a trophy fish. Again, in MA, you can take any fish over 28". In any case, we did want meat for the grill and we did take two fish home.
I would recommend Paul to anyone. He has a great personality, is very knowledgeable, and is a certified Maine Guide. To boot, he has a Master of Steam and Motor Vessel License from the US Coastguard. He has fished from the Chesapeake to Labrador. He knows the east coast and he knows how to put you into fish.
If you are up in Maine, give him a go! It's worth it.