Sandwich Old Harbor #444

Sandwich Old Harbor (aka Mill Creek)

Watch for birds working over bait being swept out from the marsh and surface feeding striped bass. Cast into the rip and allow lures to swing out of the flow. Surface poppers can be effective in the smoother water on either side of the rip. Also use soft plastics, flies, swimming plugs, jigs, metals, rigged eels. First light is best but fish may feed throughout the day, especially during cloudy conditions.

When trolling, work along the drop off where the rip spreads out in 15 – 20 feet of water. Use wire line and umbrella rigs, large soft plastics, swimming plugs, metals, rigged eels, jigs.

  • Approximate Lat & Long:  41°45.2’ N, 70°28.5’ W
  • Best Tide:  Outgoing; action slows at slack.
  • Hazards:  Very rough conditions develop here when the outgoing tide from the marsh is against the wind. Use caution in these conditions when approaching the strong rip.
  • NOAA Chart Number:  13246
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