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

Tip of the week 
Techniques 

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 smaller 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 

I do not see much of a change from last week but I will update this report during the week if things change dramatically.

Conditions 

Fishing in the Essex River and in Plum Island Sound continues to be fair. Surface activity has been scarce and just about non-existent with the majority of fish that are caught being in the 12 to 14 inch range. Some mid twenty inch fish are being caught, but these are few and far between. We have not experience any bluefish in the Essex River waters/

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