Hit the Charles for the first time today, was a bit disappointing. We put in on woerd st in waltham, probably hitting the water around 1030, a little later than we had planned but fishing is fishing. We headed up river and hit a few coves and what ever looked interesting. The first place we stopped had a lot of fishing grabbing stuff off the top and i saw one good size bass we spooked. Most of the stuff up top was little guys but there was one bass/carp/pickeral that would not take anything we through at him.
I tried about everything in my tackle box at some point, small stuff was chasing grubs and split tail plastics but nothing big enough to take it. I tried to work on my jig most of the day but came up short. Lost my last lipless crank and spinner bait, and donated a few plastics and about a half mile of mono.
I got one on an ultralight spinning set up with small rapala floater, we think it was a baby carp, neither of us recongized it.
My friend grabbed a crappy, a small pickeral, one 6 inch bass and one 10 inch bass.
The total weight for the day was maybe a pound and a half.
Got off the water at 4:30 with a ton of sun, and still had a good time regardless of the poor fish count.
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