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

Tip of the week 

These fish are hungry and are looking for food. Almost anything that you can present to them will be taken.

Seven-day forecast 

These fish should be around for awhile and the outlook is good.


The stripers have moved into the Essex River system and the fishing has been consistently good. There is a huge population of "micro" bass in the 9-12 inch range that has added a new dimension to the fishing. We have never seen a population this large before. I am also hearing that this size fish is very prominent on Cape Cod also.

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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