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Crossroads Bait and Tackle Fish Report > Keepers Starting to Show
Keepers Starting to Show

May 17, 2020

The schoolies are here in full force and they are hungry! There are even a few keepers found in the mix this early too. They have been found feeding on schools of sand eels in the river pretty regularly. The best way to find them is to look for the birds working the surface of the water and diving down to pick off the bait as the striper hit them from below. When you find a blitz like that, soft plastics are the way to go. If you are looking for an alternative, clams and worms are the preferred bait right now. Some big schools of mackerel have been spotted offshore by guys out ground fishing and a few smaller schools have been found in the usual spots. A little trick to figure out when the macks are in heavy is to throw a mackerel colored lure next to a white or your usual early season go to and when they start hitting the mackerel color more than the other one, that means the macks are here.

Haddock fishing has stayed hot through the middle of May as well. The prong is loaded and that is where the fleet has been finding them. If you're looking to get away from everyone just head a little to the south at the cove where Haddock have been plentiful as well as some good cusk. Tillies is probably the best bet right now though to go limit out on some of the biggest keeper haddock.

We are now open at 5 am 7 days a week and staying here until 8 or 9 at night. Fishing is getting hot right now so don't wait!


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