|Details:||Couldn't get a good night's sleep, so I woke up around 6:00am and said screw it, I'll go fishing before I get to work.
Hit up Lake Cochichewick in North Andover since I've caught some nice Spring bass in the shallows before. Granted, the best way to fish this Lake is in a boat, but whuddyagunnado?
Tried for about a half hour on the southern end of the lake, where Pleasant street has a little retaining wall. Have caught bass there in the past, but nothing was biting this morning. Wind was a little cold and blowing in my direction, so I decided to move.
Parked down the road where the Stevens Pond gravel lot is and headed down the trail. There's a little outlet dam that connects Stevens Pond to Cochichewick, and in the past me and my buddies have caught some of our biggest fish just jigging where the tunnel openings are. Tried a few jigs there but nothing was biting. They definitely haven't opened the dam yet.
The southeast tip of the Lake has a little brick hut that some Lake troll or something lives in. There's always a fish or two sitting right there, so I peeked down and saw what I thought was a Largemouth at first, but I looked a little closer and the telltale stripes were there. Biggest perch I have ever seen in person. Tossed on a little shakey head jig and the second I dropped it in the water, the perch shot off. Jigged around that area for another 15 minutes or so and caught a feisty Largemouth. What do you know, 8:30am already? Guess I'll head to work!