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

Tip of the week 

Besides fishing known structures such as rocks and sand bars, the best bet for finding fish are the birds working over schools of bait. Unless the bass are on the surface, let your depth charge line sink right to the bottom before starting you retrieve.

Seven-day forecast 

There is plenty of bait to hold the fish, so if the cooler water temperatures hold, then the fishing should improve over the week. I will update this report if there is a significant change.


Fishing is still a little slow, but water temps are cooling down and the fishing has picked up some.

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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