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Report: A tale of two trout trips

No two days spent fishing are ever the same. This is especially true when dealing with trout, for one reason or another. But it’s what keeps us coming back, time and time and frustrating time again. Last week, we had a day that finally felt like Spring. I was thinking that the stocked trout might […]

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Weekend Warrior: The fishin’ plan, man

We have real options this weekend! Sort of… Stick with me here. First and foremost, for me, will be trout. All major ponds and rivers in our area have been stocked. I’ve heard rumors of some browns and ‘bows in the four-pound range taken out of Peters, Mashpee-Wakeby, and Long Pond (Plymouth). So, if you’re […]

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Report: Pre-season stripers in the rivers

In the beginning, there are rivers. These rivers, winding up from the sea into estuary grass and wooded shoreline, mark the hesitant start to our striper season. But it can’t just be any river. No, successful anglers (or, ‘sharpies’) hold these undisclosed grottos close to the waders. The secret of pre-migration striper fishing is well-kept […]

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On the board with a brookie

Friday morning began with a picture of a trout from Pirate. “They’re eatin’ Bill,” his text said. “Get down here.” The clock on my work computer said 9:41 am. “I’ll be there in seven hours,” I texted back. The work day eventually passed, and I drove an hour to the pond in the bright, late […]

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The March that never ended

March has been a lion all month. And she doesn’t look to be making her transformation to lamb anytime soon, if we’re going by what the weather folks have to say. There’s not been much fishing to be had recently. Holdover fishing–for both stripers and trout–has been slow. The weather, rain, snow, sleet, gale, power […]

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Report: The other holdovers

I went out Monday in search of the “other” holdovers that exist within our geographical fishing sphere–the kind that eat bugs and hooks dressed up to look like bugs (if tied correctly on a size 18 hook). Yes, I’m talking about holdover trout. We consider holdover trout the fish that survive between trout stockings. It’s not […]

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Waiting on the trout trucks

UPDATE: We’ve got stocking stats https://www.mass.gov/service-details/massachusetts-trout-stocked-waters I was browsing the state stocking program website this morning (like I do a few times per hour this time of year), and saw an update. We’ve got stocking stats, folks. It reads: Spring trout stocking — Close to 500,000 brook, brown, rainbow and tiger trout will be stocked this […]

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Season firsts

A fishing season has lots of firsts. There’s a pond by my parent’s house–more so a cranberry bog reservoir than a pond– that’s generally the site of a few season firsts. Some years back, on a warmish Sunday night in March, my Dad, my fiance and I decided to stop by the “Rock Pond” (we […]

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