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New shore access, Charles River Dedham Details
Name:New shore access, Charles River Dedham
Created By:live4fish
Details:New shore spot on the Charles in Dedham

The town put in a new canoe/kayak launch behind the Dedham Parks and Rec department. After getting skunked striper fishing, I stopped in for a guaranteed catch. I was looking for white catfish and bullheads.

Before I could rig up pole number 2, pole 1's line was stripped and it was about to fly off into the river.

It fought like a big catfish at first, but it was a huge eel. It had to be near 5 pounds.

After about an hour fishing, I caught 5 eels and 4 bullheads. 4 of the eels were about 3 pounds or more, and one was about a pound.

2 bullheads were under a pound, and 2 were about 2.5 pounds.

The eels were thick and VERY aggressive. Does anyone know why? I didn't catch more than 5 in the Charles all last summer, and they were all under 1 pound. They must be heading to or from the ocean. I can't imagine any fish under a pound sharing the river with these guys. There is also no way this little bend in the river could sustain such a massive population of these guys. I even switched up to 5/0 saltwater hooks, but it didn't help. I called it a night after my fifth time getting slimed.

I will certainly head back to this spot later in the summer. It hasn't had much fishing pressure as the area was just cleared out last fall. Loads of swamp/marsh land around this bend. I've also caught plenty of good cats, carp, bass, and picks from the shore just a little ways away, both up and down the river.

*Good spot to drop a kayak or canoe into too.

No white catfish yet :(.
Location:269 Common St Dedham
# of Hotspots:2
Hotspot Details: 1. New shore access Charles River Dedham Details: Hide
# of Fish Caught:4
Water Type:freshwater
Type of Fish:Brown Bullhead
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:
Bait Details:Bacon. 5/0 hook, 1-ounce egg sinker
Location Details:
2. New shore access Charles River Details: Hide
# of Fish Caught:5
Water Type:freshwater
Type of Fish:American Eel
Fish Length (Avg):0 inches
Fish Length (Max):0 inches
Fish Weight (Avg):3 lbs. 0 oz.
Fish Weight (Max):0 lbs. 0 oz.
Bait Type:
Bait Details:Bacon on the bottom. 5/0 hook, one-ounce egg sinker.
Location Details:
# of Photos:2
# of Fish Caught:9
Trip Views:This trip has been viewed 6401 times.
User Discussion:
I went here and didn't have much luck, came back the next day and got a 14 inch Black Bullhead
05/11/15 04:23 PM

I've launched there a bunch of times. There're some nice bass in that stretch down to Motley Pond. Also some big carp in Motley Pond.
05/23/14 11:29 AM

I'll join you. I'll have a yak by this weekend.
05/22/14 10:30 PM

good to know man, ill be kayaking there soon
05/22/14 10:28 PM

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Last comment was on 05/11/15 04:23 PM by brooklineangler91
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Date Updated:05/22/14 05:21 PM
Date Created:05/22/14 05:04 PM

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