Maze of Channels: Essex River Stripers

This New England Fishing original short film highlights a hard-to-access coastal kayak-fishing gem: the Essex River on the North Shore of Massachusetts.

Each spring, the labyrinth of channels that cut through the marshes of this vibrant estuary host stripers of all sizes. One cast may produce a micro, the next a keeper. But even if you get skunked, it’s a beautiful spot to fish!


Watch the full TV episode of Essex, MA, Striped Bass here.