Started the day off around 9:30am at Chestnut hill reservoir. I wanted to try some of the cold water tactics that I had been reading about so rigged up a casting bubble and tied on a big old fuzzy fly with a tin split shot to weigh it down. However, the wind made it difficult to cast this set up or get any real distance on the cast. So I changed out the fly for a honey worm on #10 hook. Then I started to work various different lures that might work in these conditions...still no action.
Then I walked over to pickerel cove and worked a purple bitsy bug jig with a orange curl tail grub trailer. On the third cast I felt a tap but missed the hook set. On the fifth cast I connected with a nice 18" 2lber pickerel. I swear that I have caught and released this fish before so after a couple of quick pics I returned him to the water.
After that I decided to head over to the Brookline reservoir to see if I could catch anything over there.
When I got there I headed over to the shallow end and started casting a copper thomas' buoyant spoon. That lure got the attention of trio of yellow perch who would follow it back to shore. I keep casting it until I caught one, a little 6 incher who got hooked on all three points of the treble. I hate when that happens, but I managed to unhook him without ripping his mouth off. I switched out the spoon for a pink & white beaver tail grub doused with some fish attractant. This got a lot more attention and I hooked up with a nice 10" perch with real attitude. I caught one more little one after that but then the cold and wind started to get to me.
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