So I started out at Canton Res around 7 AM. There were already 5 cars there and more arrived as I was unloading. It seems to be a very popular fishing spot. This was my second time fishing here, the first was maybe 8 weeks ago and I caught a bunch of perch, crappie and one seriously large pickerel. I was hoping for more of the same. Sadly it wasn't to be. All I recorded were two overly ambitious perch, one on a spinner bait (really, I don't know how it got the hook into its mouth) and one on a Rapala jointed minnow.
At this point I must express my disappointment with Canton Res. There is a "seediness" to this place. The shore is lined with an odd combination of nice waterfront homes interspersed with ramshackle cottages. There are old tires and shopping carts along the shore line and the water is MURKY. It may contain some nice bass but it's not a very nice place to paddle.
After two hours I left and went to fish the Charles River in Dedham.
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