Essex River - Crane Beach, Plum Island Sound, & Ipswich Bay, Massachusetts Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
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Essex River - Crane Beach, Plum Island Sound, & Ipswich Bay, Massachusetts Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
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Fishing Report Last Updated:
12 / 11 / 2018
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Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing Essex River is currently Fish somewhere else this week

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby:
Capt. Eliot Jenkins

Fishing conditions: Its cold & Fish are headed south for the winter ?? See you in the spring! Thx Capt. Eliot Jenkins

Inshore temperature: 52 Degrees F

Offshore temperature: 54 Degrees F

Type of bait fish are feeding on: Juvenile herring, mackerel, sand eels, crabs, post spawn herring, shrimp, pogies, and other small baitfish (silversides, mummichog)

Fish species: Striped bass, Bluefish, False albacore, Bonita, & Bluefin Tuna

Fishing season: May 20th - October 20th

Nearest airport: Logan Airport, Boston

Essex River/Crane Beach/Ipswich Bay Description

The Essex River originates in Essex, Massachusetts, and is a tidal river. It is a part of the Great Marsh System along the northern most coast of Massachusetts. The Essex River and its extensive saltwater marshes and islands are protected from the forces of the ocean by Crane Beach, a three mile long barrier island located in Ipswich, Massachusetts. Striped bass move into the Essex River and the marshes and ...

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Fish are headed south for the winter ?? See you in the spring! Thx Capt. Eliot Jenkins May 20th - October 20th

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Fish are headed south for the winter ?? See you in the spring! Thx Capt. Eliot Jenkins May 20th - October 20th

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