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Crossroads Bait and Tackle Fish Report > Memorial day on the Merrimac River
Memorial day on the Merrimac River

May 28, 2011

The Mackeral are showing up in big numbers out on Speckled Apron. Like usual Speckled Apron always turns on before Breaking Rock for your prefered preferred bait Location. Anglers have been picking up a combination of herring and mackeral out there. Use your fish finders before stopping to catch bait, you should be able to tell the difference between a school of macks and a school of Herring. The night time action is just starting to pick up. I love fishing at night but early in the season can be tough. We are getting a lot of short strikes on the eels so try some dead sticking with a double hooked eel. The cod and haddock are doing really well on the south side of Old Scantum. We have also seen a lot of Cusk out there. There has been a lot of concern with the sandbar that has formed right outside the mouth of the Merrimac River. This should be of little concern to most boaters because it isn't shallow enough to give a small to medium size boats any trouble. The sandbar has formed just east of the north jetty and won't interfere with the normal drift along the south jetty.


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