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

Tip of the week 

The Monomoy Flatwing and olive over white Clouser have proven to be very effective. I have been using Helios - Saltwater 6 and 7 weight rods which are very appropriate for the micro bass. If the occasional larger fish in the upper twenty inch range takes your fly on these rods, they are more than able to handle these fish.

Seven-day forecast 

The Essex River and Plum Island Sound have warmed up quite a bit due to the heat wave we are experiencing and fishing has slowed down in these systems. I will update this report during the week if things change dramatically.


Fishing in the Essex River and in Plum Island Sound has slowed down, more than likely due to the increase in water temperature. However there have been some reports of surface activity of bass and blues off of Sandy Point, the tip of Plum Island. As I have not experience this myself, I cannot comment on the intensity and length of this surface feed. I will update this report during the week to let you know if this surface activity continues.

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

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