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Top Water Triumph at A-1 Details
Name:Top Water Triumph at A-1
Created By:frambrett
Details:Despite the sunny, blue sky weather we've been having, which often doesn't help the bite, I decided to make my first trip to A-1/Stump Pond in Westborough yesterday.

I hit the water in my 'yak about 4 p.m. and while I knew the weeds and timber were going to be a challenge and limit my bait choices, what I didn't expect was a persistent wind out of the east. I anchored to the side of the island and started throwing a wacky worm and within a half hour I hooked a decent fish but he threw the hook halfway to the boat.

I lost a couple more on Texas-rigged worms over the next four hours as I explored all the way back to the standing trees and big lily pad beds at the western end of the pond.

By 8;30 p.m. I was thinking I was going to get skunked and would have to be happy with enjoying the simultaneous beautiful sunset and moon rise. The wind had finally died down and I was back at the island, and decided to throw a topwater for a while before I headed back to the boat launch.

You know the feeling - the light is fading, but you keep telling yourself, particularly when it's been a tough bite, just one more cast. After a dozen or so casts I was ready to call it a night when wham! A sizable bass slammed my Jitterbug.

I set the hook and wrestled her in, a lean but mean 17 inch post-spawner that weighed in at 2 pounds. This is the first topwater catch I've had since I got back into fishing a year ago after many years off and it was a huge adrenalin rush.

It was a triumphant paddle back to the launch in the gathering dusk.
Location:A-1/Stump Pond
Trip Date:6/18/2016
# of Hotspots:1
Hotspot Details: 1. Top Water Two Pounder Details: Hide
# of Fish Caught:1
Water Type:freshwater
Type of Fish:Largemouth Bass
Fish Length (Avg):17 inches
Fish Length (Max):17 inches
Fish Weight (Avg):2 lbs. 0 oz.
Fish Weight (Max):2 lbs. 0 oz.
Bait Type:Topwater Bait
Bait Details:Jitterbug
Location Details:In front of the island in the middle of the pond
# of Photos:1
# of Fish Caught:1
Trip Views:This trip has been viewed 2028 times.
User Discussion:
Since it was my trip to A-1. I have no comparison point but it sure didn't look like any weed treatment had been done recently.
07/03/16 04:34 PM

Have they done a weed kill there yet?
07/03/16 03:06 PM

With the top water fever that A-1 catch provoked, I went to the Sudbury Reservoir last night for the last half hour of light, before the heavy rain started, and the bite was hot with a top popper! Had 8-10 strikes, and landed a 12 inch smallmouth, and, surprisingly, a 6 inch bluegill.
07/02/16 06:50 AM

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