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Lake Rico/Big Bear Hole Pond 7-10-2010 Details
Name:Lake Rico/Big Bear Hole Pond 7-10-2010
Created By:tony93
Details:my wife and I left early - 5am - and got to the lake by 5:30am... this is the first time she's ever gone fishing this early, so I was really hoping she'd catch something. Unfortunately, it didn't happen... but I did catch 3 bass, and lost one other. The first one - which I didn't bother to take a picture of - came on a shallow running wake bait in sexy shad color. The next one came on the same bait, but it threw the lure after a brief battle... neither were very big, maybe a pound at most. The next bass came on my old trusty spinnerbait(see pic). These were at Lake Rico. After they opened the gates at 7:30am, we went back into Massasoit State Park to Big Bear Hole Pond. By now, it was quite warm, and we were both sweating our asses off, mainly due to the sky-high humidity. She had a few bluegills picking at her lures, but nothing caught... right as we were gonna call it a day, I flipped a Strike King Shim-E-Stick in watermelon/black/red flake into the thick lily pads - and my line took off in the opposite direction. BAM! Set the hook and yank a larry out of the vegetation - take a pic and head to the house and back to bed! Not a barn-burner by any means, but 3 fish landed and 1 lost is not too bad for 3 1/2 hours, I suppose. I still wish she had caught the fish instead of me.
Location:Lake Rico/Big Bear Hole Pond, MA
Trip Date:7/10/2010
# of Hotspots:2
Hotspot Details: 1. Lake Rico Details: Hide
# of Fish Caught:2
Water Type:freshwater
Type of Fish:Largemouth Bass
Fish Length (Avg):0 inches
Fish Length (Max):0 inches
Fish Weight (Avg):0 lbs. 0 oz.
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Bait Type:Crankbait
Bait Details:bass #1, Bass Pro Shops XPS The Egg wake bait in sexy shad color. bass #2, Bass Pro Shops Lazer Eye spinnerbait, 3/8oz white dual nickel willow blades
Location Details:
2. Big Bear Hole Pond Details: Hide
# of Fish Caught:1
Water Type:freshwater
Type of Fish:Largemouth Bass
Fish Length (Avg):0 inches
Fish Length (Max):0 inches
Fish Weight (Avg):0 lbs. 0 oz.
Fish Weight (Max):0 lbs. 0 oz.
Bait Type:Worm
Bait Details:Strike King Shim-E-Stick(Senko) in watermelon, black/red flake
Location Details:thick lily pads
# of Photos:2
# of Fish Caught:3
Trip Views:This trip has been viewed 4258 times.
User Discussion:
I would like to know how you got to Big Bear, The park has been closed for the past couple of years to my knowledge. Its quite a hike to carry a canoe from any access that I'm aware of. Please share. Thanks, Dejaymat
08/10/11 08:21 AM

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