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

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Techniques 

We are now closed for the Season and will reopen mid May.2016.

Seven-day forecast 

We are now closed for the season and will reopen mid May 2016

I look forward to reporting back to you in mid May, 2016.
Thank You for your patronage and continued business.

Conditions 

This is my last report for the 2015 season for my area.

Although fishing may be "OK" in other areas of Massachusetts, striped bass fishing is just about non-existent in the Essex River, off the front of Crane Beach, and in Plum Island Sound and there is no early sign that a fall run will occur. Bait is not an issue as we have a good population of sand eels and silversides. I personally feel that the striped bass population density is so low that the few stripers that remain in this current population have moved to other areas. Whether they return here this season remains to be seen.

I look forward to reporting back to you in mid May, 2016.

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
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Clouser Minnow Buy from Orvis.com
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