My first time at Ponkapoag and despite the unseasonably hot, bright, humid day, the bite was on.
I found fish both shallow and deep (OK, we're only talking about a difference of 3 feet vs. 6 feet of water at Ponk) and soft plastics were the bait of choice. Threw a chartreuse spinner bait on one rod and got nothing, while wacky worms and a Zoom lizard produced all the fish.
Ended up with 2 14 inch largemouths, a fat 17 inch, 2.6 pound largemouth, and an 18 inch pickerel, and lost a few others short of the kayak.
The wind kicked up for a while and I tried out my new anchor, an 8 pound dumbbell, and it worked like a champ.
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