Herring Cove

Boat Spots Herring Cove
Herring Cove

Watch for surface feeding striped bass or bluefish. Work the sand flats off Hatches Harbor where large bass may be in shallow water. Fishes best in low light conditions. Use soft plastics, popping plugs, swimming plugs, flies.

Troll along the steep drop-off ,well out from the beach where the water depth drops from 20 feet to over 100 feet. Use large swimming plugs, metals, jigs, soft plastics on wire line.

If weather and wave action permits, drift near the drop off in 20 feet of water and fish the bottom with fresh sand eel rigs, or bounce jigs on the bottom for large stripers and bluefish. Very large fluke are caught here on occasion, too.

NOAA chart number:  13249

Lat & Long:  42°03’ x 70°14’

Best tide: Either; action slows at slack.

Hazards:  Few except large waves can be present during a northeast storm; water may be very weedy after a storm or prolonged east or northeast wind.

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