I didn't get there until 5:30 p.m., but I was still surprised to be seemingly the only fisherman on the reservoir on opening day, at least on the Parmenter Road side. Not a single car in the parking lot. But it was kind of cold, blustery and damp.
The action was fairly steady - a 12 inch largemouth on about my third cast of a Biggie Smalls yellow perch patterned crankbait. A pesky small perch a few casts later. Moved down the shore a bit and caught another 12 inch largemouth that fought like a fish twice as big, curiously enough.
I rounded the corner to another section of the reservoir, and the wind was picking up and blowing towards me now and the clouds were thickening and the sky looking quite foreboding.
I was a few casts away from packing it in, with dusk less than a half hour away, when bam, I hooked another fish and knew it was considerably larger. Of course, during the battle that followed, a heavy rain started to fall!
I just got a digital scale, a Reel Sonar model for only $19.99, that I use with Rapala fish grippers, since the scale only has a hook. When I landed this guy he weighed in at 2.77 pounds and measured 17 inches.
I got drenched walking the half mile back to my car as the light waned, but I was pretty satisfied with my first outing at one of my favorite local spots.
I'd say the favorite forage right now is yellow perch, since I caught all my fish on that same crankbait.
I was at the Sud Rez last night for the sunset top water bite (got 3 small LMBs on a popper, nothing over 12 inches) and I saw in the distance two guys paddling either a canoe or two person kayak at dusk, headed for the cove off Parmenter Road. This was a first, since boats are strictly banned. Can't imagine it's worth the risk of getting caught.
I go to the 9/11 Memorial Field which is on Acre Bridge Rd, Southboourgh. You can walk along the path further into the rez area or you can fish from spots right there. It's quite quiet I usually see at most 2 other fishermen. It has a nice inlet area that from what i've seen just by looking in the water is filled with baitfish. I have only been there once for bass i usually go there to catch Perch.
Where do you like, eaglefishing? I've fished a few other spots - off the Rt 85 causeway, and off Framingham Rd, but the Parmenter Rd section is my favorite - it helps that it's closest to where I live, and quiet, but also it's been most productive for me.
Yah I was out when the front went through yesterday. Caught one small one lost another while I was snagged on someone's line almost lost my craw crank but managed to retrieve it from water. Started sleeting sideways so I scooted out of there lol
I've been killing them on a craw pattern crank got a 19in n a 17 right after. Place is loaded with perch so makes sense they would heavily feed on them. Also has tons of cray fish too. I've caught many bass with claws in their throats. Love the Sud let's get together n slay em there sometime
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