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

Tip of the week 

Slow retrieve with intermittent strips!

Seven-day forecast 

Fish will be moving around in these storm conditions but it will help reshuffle the deck and I see the fishing getting good with fall looming and bait migrating south.


Hurricane's have come through our area and fish may be spread out as the winds subside. My advice is to get out there and try it because fall is upon us and the fish are heading south bound.

The fishing in Ipswich bay & the north shore has been good. We're seeing fish in the low 20 inch to low 30 inch range. Outgoing tide seems to be the better of the two right now.

There seems to be movement out in the bay... On my trip yesterday we found gannets, gulls & cormorants smashing the surface and massive amounts of bunker cruising along the bottom. With the mid 50's water created by the west wind, the striper fishing was slow. But we did find smaller fish up inside - I can't wait to those big bass find the Pogies

Must Have Flies 
Clouser Minnow Olive/White 2 and 2/0 Buy from
Lefty's Deceiver Chartreuse/White 2 and 2/0 Buy from
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