Merrimack River

Details

Location:
Newburyport, MA
United States United States
Coordinates:
42.81949, -70.812
Distance:
110 Miles
Description:

The Merrimack River is a 110-mile (177 km)-long river in the northeastern United States. It rises at the confluence of the Pemigewasset and Winnipesaukee rivers in Franklin, New Hampshire, flows southward into Massachusetts, and then flows northeast until it empties into the Atlantic Ocean at Newburyport. From the point where the Merrimack turns northeast in Lowell, Massachusetts onward, the Massachusetts–New Hampshire border is roughly calculated as the line three miles north of the river.

The Merrimack is an important regional focus in both New Hampshire and Massachusetts. In New Hampshire, the central-southern part of the state is known as the Merrimack Valley Region, and in Massachusetts, the "Merrimack Valley" refers to a cluster of towns and small cities in the northeastern part of the state.

Among its tributaries are the Souhegan River, which extends west from the town of Merrimack, New Hampshire; the Nashua River, which flows north into the city of Nashua; the Concord River, which flows north from Concord, Massachusetts to Lowell; and the Shawsheen River, which after also flowing north, joins the Merrimack at Lawrence.

Spot Access:
Boat Ramp, Parking (car/truck), Parking (boat/trailer), Picnic Area, Power Boats Allowed, Shore fishing access, Restrooms, Beach, Fly Fishing, Wading
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Fishing Reports

about 2 years ago (08/30/2012)

Merrimack River Fishing Report 08.30.12

The fishing near the Merrimac river in Newburyport Ma, remains to be good with mostly bluefish and a few bass at times. We will continue to run charters thru October for bluefish,bass and cod/haddock.There have been a few giant bluefin tuna caught here every day, and we will give it a shot next week.  Capt Charlie   mistieccharters.com  ...
over 2 years ago (08/14/2012)

Merrimack River Fishing Report 08.14.12

The fishing near the Merrimac River in Newburyport Ma continues to hold up good with bass and bluefish being landed on most charters with mistieccharters.com in Newburyport.Some tuna being caught also everyday, but nothing like the past few years hopefully they will show up here this fall.  Capt Charlie (978) 420-2112 captcharlie@live.com      ...
over 2 years ago (07/10/2012)

Merrimack River Fishing Report 07.10.12

I was on charter with the mistie c out of newburyport today on a bass charter with my friends and the mackrel wear'nt biting as good as usual but it was still good. we didnt find anything in the mouth but found schools of bass jumping out of the water feading on sand eels. We threw them live mackrel to get bites and caught them imediately. They were all keepers up to 36". We caught 3 at the end of the day and had a great day catching the fish.   by: Cody Cro...
over 2 years ago (06/26/2012)

Merrimack River Fishing Report 06.26.12

The striped bass fishing in the MERRIMAC RIVER is only getting better every week,  this weeks charter customers with mistieccharters in Newburyport Ma all had there limits of 2 bass each with many getting released call me and we will hook you up.   Capt Charlie  - mistieccharters.com   (978) 420-2112 captcharlie@live.com  ...
over 2 years ago (06/20/2012)

Merrimack River Fishing Report 06.20.12

Ehe striped bass fishing remains hot in the Merrimac River with every trip landing many keepers, check us out on facebook and mistieccharters.com for fishing updates,  CAPT Charlie   Phone 1 (978) 420-2112 Email captcharlie@live.com Website http://www.mistieccharters.com  ...
over 2 years ago (06/12/2012)

Merrimack River Fishing Report 06.12.12

The striped bass fishing here is HOT all trips limiting out on keepers up to 40in,and we landed our largest so far this season at 46in and 35lbs.Now is the time for trophy striped bass fishing here.Give us a call and we will put you on them.  Capt Charlie       mistieccharters.com...
over 2 years ago (05/22/2012)

Merrimack River Fishing Report 05.22.12

Still good cod/haddock fishing on Jeffreys Ledge with Mistieccharters out of Newburyport Ma, striped bass have shown up in the Merrimac River and along Plum Island, Ma with loads of mackerel too. mistieccharters.com  ...
over 2 years ago (05/08/2012)

Merrimack River Fishing Report 05.08.12

Still good cod/haddock fishing on Jeffreys Ledge out of Newburyport Ma with mistieccharters.com. Bottom fishing will remain good thru May and June and striped bass are starting to show up in the Merrimac River.    Capt & crew (978) 420-2112 captcharlie@live.com Captain Charlie Crocker  ...
over 3 years ago (07/26/2011)

Merrimack River Fishing Report 07.26.11

The Mackerel are still plentiful. They can be caught from early morning into late afternoon. Flounder are still around in catch-able numbers . clams and seaworms are working well on the flounder. They can be caught inside the bay and out off the beaches of Plum Island in 30 plus feet of water. The Striped bass have slowed down probably due to the heat we had over the last few days. School Tuna have begun to show up in Ipswich bay. Anglers can chase them and throw plugs or troll through schools...
Obsessed Charters Captain Peter Murray
over 3 years ago (07/19/2011)

Merrimack River Fishing Report 07.19.11

There is still plenty of live bait around. Big bass continue to roam a mile out in deeper water. Live trolled mackerel   or chumming has worked well.   The Merrimack river continues to provide steady action with good numbers of Keeper size bass. The outgoing tides have been hot. Schools of 30" bass have been smashing the surface on the incoming tides chasing sandeels. Fly fisherman have been doing well ,as have the plug casting anglers.   Blue fish have been in...

Fish

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Bass, Striped (Morone saxatilis)

848
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Bluefish (Pomatomus saltatrix)

355

Guides

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Captain Gary Morin

Sportfishing Charters for the veteran angler as well as the novice. Inshore charters for Striped Bass, Bluefish and Mackerel. Offshore Charters for Cod, Haddock, and Pollack. !/2 day, 6hour, full...
Newburyport, MA, United States United States
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C Sic Again Charters

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Greasy Beaks Fly Fishing

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Harpoonist Fishing Charters

Harpoonist Fishing Charters on the Merrimack River in Newburyport, MA offers affordable sport fishing charters for Shark, Stripers, Blues, Tuna, Cod, Haddock and more, also evening cruises aboard a...
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Mermaid Charters

Fishing the Gulf of Maine for Haddock, Cod, Striped bass, Bluefish, Shark, tuna and more. We are the best bang for your dollar. We are not just Charter Captains - we are Fishermen!
Kingston, NH, United States United States
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Mistie C Charters

MISTIE C Charters offers Deep Sea, Offshore, and Merrimack River Private Fishing Charters out of Newburyport, MA for up to 6 Passengers aboard our 30 foot Down East Sport Fisherman the MISTIE C...
Newburyport, MA, United States United States
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Obsessed Charters

striped bass and bluefishing charters out of Newburyport Ma. specialize in live bait fishing and trolling. we have been chartering since 1979 we guarantee you will catch fish trips are customized fo...
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Rip Tide Charters

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Lodges

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Tournaments

There are no tournaments associated with this fishing spot.