North Coast Angler
Fishing Reports
June 4, 2010
The striper action in and around Cape Ann continues to be somewhat slower than expected. Most of the action can be found in Gloucester harbor along the beach fronts. Niles and Pavilion have produced some action especially in the early mornings. I have reports of some large stripers being taken just outside Dog Bar on live macks. I have not heard anything in and around Rockport but I would expect some action at Andrews and Halibut points especially with the dawn high tides.

The most consistent action continues at Plum Island Beach and the Merrimack river flats. We fished two days last week and took a dozen or more nice sized stripers each trip. Brian O'C fished with me on Wednesday and landed three keeper sized stripers up to 35 inches. All of Brian's hook-ups came by the white Slug-Go fished with finesse near the surface. I took slightly more stripers on the fly. Reports from other anglers are also good with quality stripers being taken at the river mouth on up to the Lawrence Dam where many large stripers including one that measured out at 52 inches have been taken over the past week. If you are looking for shad, now is the time to be at the dam with good numbers being taken.

Brian O'C with one of several keeper sized stripers he landed using a Slug-Go

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Capt Skip Montello

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