Fishing Spots, Reports, and Regulations in Merrimack River

4.5

Essex County, MA

Place public
Water Brackish
Depth 45.3 ft.

If you're planning to go fishing at Merrimack River, it's essential to be aware of the local fishing regulations in the Essex County area. These regulations are in place to protect the environment and ensure a sustainable fishing experience. Before you cast your line, it's crucial to familiarize yourself with the rules and boundaries governing fishing in this area, as well as the specific regulations applicable to Merrimack River.

You can find detailed information about the fishing regulations and legal requirements by consulting local authorities and resources in Essex County, Massachusetts, United States of America. This knowledge will help ensure a responsible and enjoyable fishing trip at Merrimack River.

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Merrimack River Fishing Map

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Fish Species to Catch in the Merrimack River, MA

While you're at it, don't forget to check the fishing regulations at Merrimack River to understand the specifics of catching each fish in Massachusetts.

There are countless Merrimack River fish species to lure and explore on your next fishing trip. Every fish has its own set of rules and requirements that you must follow. Each fish species is subject to unique regulations, including fishing seasons, size limits, possession limits, and more.

Explore the fishing regulations for Striped bass, Smallmouth bass, Common carp, Northern pike, Brown trout, Channel catfish, Brook trout and others, as of February 21, 2024, to ensure you are in compliance with the latest rules. To view regulations for a different fish species, please select your preferred species from the list.

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Striped bass

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Regulation

Season

Always open

Bag limit

1

Max size

31"

Min size

28"

Measurement

Total length

Prohibited methods

Spears

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Smallmouth bass

#Popular
Regulation

Season

Always open

Bag limit

5

Min size

12"

Measurement

Total length

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Common carp

Regulation

Season

-

Bag limit

-

Max size

-

Min size

-

Prohibited methods

-

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Northern pike

Regulation

Season

-

Bag limit

-

Max size

-

Min size

-

Prohibited methods

-

Above are just a few of the species found in Merrimack River. However, for complete information about the rules for fishing in Merrimack River you can use the Fishbox app. Fishbox is your trusted assistant, providing detailed regulations for 11 species of fish in Merrimack River.

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Fishing Spots Near the Merrimack River

Must visit the following nearest Merrimack River fishing spots on your next fishing trip to extend the fun.

4.5

Essex County, MA

9 hot spots

4.9

Essex County, MA

5 hot spots

4.2

Middlesex County, MA

6 hot spots

4.8

Middlesex County, MA

7 hot spots

4.2

Suffolk County, MA

10 hot spots

4.5

Norfolk County, MA

5 hot spots

4.8

Worcester County, MA

4 hot spots

4.7

Plymouth County, MA

10 hot spots

4.1

Worcester County, MA

9 hot spots

4.3

Norfolk County, MA

4 hot spots

Tips and Tricks for Fishing on Merrimack River

  • The best time to target carp and smallmouth bass at the Merrimack River starts in the middle of May.
  • April is the best month to fish for big-sized northern pike.
  • Fly fishing is very productive here. Some of the best flies to use are Mop Fly, Woolly Bugger, Flashtail Whistler, Clouser Minnow and Hollow Fleye.
  • Live baits and flies work well for striped bass fishing.

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