Was torn between going to Flint Pond in Tyngsboro or hitting the Merrimack River. Decided on the river. Grabbed some shiners at the Vinyl square store and headed to the softball field boat ramp to launch the Kayak. MAN!!! The water was low, the lowest I have ever seen it. Paddled out to my "go to" spot. Its across from where the Vespa Golf Course tributary empties back into the river. Saw my beloved "deep" water rock piles jutting out of the water. The water was SO LOW. Anyways, I caught nothing, not one hit on shiners or senkos. If you can locate any bass on the river chances are there will be a ton. They must be bunched up someplace. Wind was ridiculous out there too.
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