Went to Houghton's Pond early Sat morning to my usual spot and it was clean. Returned yesterday afternoon and it was littered with beer cans, trash and a bunch of fishing string. There are trash containers everywhere or do as I do take your $hit back with you. Stuff like this is what gives us fishermen a bad rap at local ponds, etc.
I actually have found that Houghton's Pond is relatively clean and not littered with trash. It would be a wonderful place to fish without the foreigners on the beach near the far side of the pond cranking their stereos and ruining the whole quiet pond scene.
Nice Fish. I find that the more easily accessible a pond is, then the more trash there is. Generally, the "trashy" people don't like to hike. At Spot Pond, I find the most trash around the shore near the parking lot. So annoying....
I was at Houghtons Saturday afternoon - got skunked except for a cpl of Blue Gills. Met a guy in the parking lot who said he killed it. How people leave trash around kills me - I put it down to badly rared..if you leave trash, you probably come from trash.
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