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About The The Captain

Captain Mike Faulkingham is a Maine native who got his first taste of fishing trolling the waters of Chesuncook Lake with his father, Capt. Forrest Faulkingham. An avid saltwater fly fisherman, Mike escapes to Florida as often as possible to chase snook, tarpon, and his obsession, redfish. When not fishing, Mike is a licensed Realtor (Find his real estate site at www.mikefaulkingham.com) and enjoys writing, gardening, playing with his band and dreaming about his next fish. Mike lives in South Portland with his wife Sharon, daughters Eva and Sydney, and Bull Mastiff, Rosie.

About The Big Boat

Fly By Night is a 26 foot Grady White Chase Center Console with modern electronics and twin 150 h.p. Yamaha four-stroke engines, which are quiet and powerful while being environmentally friendly. Fly By Night features legendary Grady White quality, sea kindliness  and comfort while offering high-sided safety and a smooth ride. She has a marine head (toilet) and all the proper safety gear to provide for a safe, enjoyable trip whether slowly cruising the islands, hugging the shore for striped bass, or battling sharks 25 miles offshore. Fly By Night is the boat we take for bigger parties, when we’re fishing for sharks or ground fish or fishing bait for striped bass. 

About The Flats Boat

Maine’s coast is made up of numerous environments. While the rugged, rocky coast is perhaps the most famous, there are hundreds of miles of skinny water where one can sight-fish for striped bass. The Hewes Light Tackle 20 is the perfect boat to both fish those shallow areas, but also cross bays where the water might be a little bumpier. Designed for guiding up to two anglers, the Hewes gives us an unfair advantage when light tackle or fly-fishing for stripers. 

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While you’re on the water, you’ll very likely see a wide range of marine wildlife. On any given day we might see seals, harbor porpoises, ospreys, eagles, whales, tuna, and ocean sunfish, just to name a few.

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contact us to experience the best off-shore fishing in maine!

  • Family Fun and Sight Seeing
  • Striped Bass
  • Ground Fish
  • Shark/Shark Groundfish

* half day & full day fishing trips available

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Tight Lines Capt. Mike Faulkingham


74 N. Marriner Street
South Portland, ME 04106


(207) 619-1584

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Business Hours

Monday/Friday: 8am to 6pm
Saturday: 9am to 12am