ABOUT CAPTAIN ERIC

 Captain Eric Nelson has more than 35 years of experience fishing and catching stripers in the Essex River and surrounding waters of Ipswich, Cranes Beach, Plum Island, Gloucester and Rockport.  He is Coast Guard licensed (Master - 50 ton) and insured.  

 Captain Eric is considered by most who know him to be an expert striper fisherman who knows where to find fish and how to catch them. 

 He is known for his patient style and being a great fishing instructor.  You can be sure he will do whatever he can to make sure his customers have fun and catch fish!   

 He has a master's degree in Oceanography and has spent his career as an Environmental Consultant, currently working on sea level rise and coastal restoration issues.  He is well versed on the local wildlife and birds as well as the rich local history of Essex and Cape Ann.