Essex River - Crane Beach, Plum Island Sound, & Ipswich Bay

Tip of the week 
Techniques 

Know the depth of water you are fishing in and use depth charge lines to get the fly down. Be patient and let it sink close to the bottom. The Monomoy Flatwing and the bronze over white Clouser should produce takes if the fish are present.

Seven-day forecast 

The frustration continues - Not much of a change from last week's report - There has been some surface activity over the past week, but for the most part fishing has slowed down quite a bit since the beginning of July. My anglers are working very hard to catch and release 3-4 striped bass on a charter. Other guides and friends on the North Shore are reporting that fishing has also been spotty and that that they are catching very few stripers. My angler friends and guides on Cape Cod are reporting very inconsistent fishing also.

There have been a few bluefish around here and there, but for the most part they have been non-existent again this year in our waters.

When the fishing picks up, I will update this report immediately.

If you have not done so, please consider joining Stripers Forever at www.stripersforever.org It is a free membership and it is full of very important information regarding striped bass. I feel you will find it very informative.

Conditions 

The frustration continues - Not much of a change from last week's report - There has been some surface activity over the past week, but for the most part fishing has slowed down quite a bit since the beginning of July. My anglers are working very hard to catch and release 3-4 striped bass on a charter. Other guides and friends on the North Shore are reporting that fishing has also been spotty and that that they are catching very few stripers. My angler friends and guides on Cape Cod are reporting very inconsistent fishing also.

There have been a few bluefish around here and there, but for the most part they have been non-existent again this year in our waters.

When the fishing picks up, I will update this report immediately.

If you have not done so, please consider joining Stripers Forever at www.stripersforever.org It is a free membership and it is full of very important information regarding striped bass. I feel you will find it very informative.

Must Have Flies 
Clouser Minnow Olive/White 2/0 Buy from Orvis.com
Capt. Kalil Boghdan
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