|The shore fishing continued to be fairly good through this morning with a mix of stripers and blues.
However, the fishing did slow up today as high pressure filled in. So I expect the weekend fishing to start slow and pick up heading into next week.
The fall run is beginning and as such look for birds working bait along the shore and near shore islands and reefs.
Best times to be out there are from an hour before dawn to about 9 in the morning.
The late afternoons ought to pick up as well if bait is present.
My choice for light tackle options are 9" white Slug-go's by daylight and black ones by dark.
Topwater Gibbs pencils in yellow/white, rainbow, and white in the 1 1/2 and 2 ounce sizes at dawn and dusk.
And of course, live macks and Pollock will be the best bet during the day.
Live eels by night along the Cape Ann/Crane beachfronts will catch the big ones.
The rough ocean has settled down nicely so scrambling the rocks will be safer, but don't forget your Korkers.
Capt Skip Montello