Thanks for the comments- will be sure to go to Merrimack mouth on a calm day. Most likely will be coming south along coast from Hampton Harbor and will not attempt to go into mouth if large waves are seen! That being said- I only caught three schoolies last Sunday and about 16 mackerel. The drift for macks at Breaking Rocks was way too fast and the waves picked up with the wind so I left after that. I will be staying at the NASWA resort on Paugus Bay for July 7 -10, so another attempt at the salmon fishing- hoping it will get better!