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7/21/14 - Angry Meat @ Lake Q - Birthday Edition

Avg. Rating: 5
# Reviews: 8
Views: 1492
Lake Quannapowitt - Wakefield, MA
7/21/2014

Got out for 5 hour trip with Vin on Monday afternoon (1pm-6pm). Water looks more terrible than usual! Very muddy, and the ramp had green slime all over it, yuck. Water temps were anywhere from 80-84. Reaction bites were not the key today. Most fish came on pitching creature baits. Although the bite was slow we put together a decent bag. Vin lead the way with 3lb 7oz, a 2lber, a 1lb 14oz, a 1-1/2lber, and a couple 1lbers. I finished out that limit with a 1lb 10oz, also a couple 1lbers too. About 10-1/2lbs is not bad, much better that working, especially on my Bday!

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7/19/14 - Winthrop Harbor/Belle Isle Area

Avg. Rating: 5
# Reviews: 4
Views: 3379
Winthrop, MA
7/19/2014

As part of my birthday gift this year my girlfriend booked us a Guided Kayak fishing trip. Small outfit called Belle Isle Kayak (http://www.belleislekayakadventures.com/) located in Winthrop, and run out of the Belle Isle Boat Yard. The plan was to meet up at 3pm and catch the incoming tides until the 6pm high tide, then some of the outgoing tide. So we meet Rick (owner) and his wife Rose, very nice older couple at the location. They have our kayaks ready to go, and I can tell immediately that Rick is filled with sarcasm like we are, and this was going to be a fun trip regardless. Since we had never kayaked before, Rick gave us quick intro to kayaking, and let putt around near the launch site to get the hang of it, and we both picked it up fairly easy. Rick's kayak was a pedal drive Hobie. He had us in a couple Prowler 13's, and from what I read it is a very popular fishing kayak.

So off we go to an area that Rick knows, and thinks we can find some Stripers. That main method we would use was strolling a tube & worm. Outside of a couple small schoolies Rick got early, the bite was slow all the way through the high tide. As the tide started to head out things started to pick-up a little, as Rick got a better schoolie. Short time later there was a boat out in the same area with a couple guys casting plugs, and one of them get into a good one on a topwater. Probably a 34-35", as the guy holds it up to a near by Melissa and says "this is want you're trying catch hunny"... haha, the few of you that know her know it took a lot of restaint for her not to tell him to shove it, and only response with "yeah, that's a nice one" lol. Next part is the best, I was a little ways away talking to Rick as he get into a good one, as he fighting it, I see Melissa struggling with something in the distance and say to Rick "does it look like she is on one?" He couldn't tell either, so I start heading over to check it, and now I can tell she is! Still near that other boat she battles this fish right to the kayak like a pro! I get there and first words out of my mouth were" Holy S***! Look at the size of that fish!" I hoist it up into my lap to secure it, and Melissa says to the guys in the boat eagerly watching "Hey, got something we can measure this with?" lol, they did, a yard stick. I get a rough estimate that this toad of fish is bigger than the yard stick by a inch or two. Apon return of the yard stick Melissa let them know what size fish they were looking for! WOW, first Striper ever for her is this monster keeper. Very proud of her! Rick had made his way over with his 32" that he got at the same time. It was getting late we decide to start making our way back, but we would stoll this one sand bar area on the way. As soon as we get to it Rick is on a another small schoolie, and finally I get into one...and it's all of 12" maybe, haha. Hey still outstanding experience, with lasting memories... and jealously that my girl has a personal best Striper at 37-1/2" bigger that my 35" haha.

Definitely a trip I would do again! Rick was a great guy, and guide. Lots of joking, and laughs. I would highly recommend Belle Isle Kayak to anyone interested.

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7/12/14 - MA B.A.S.S. Nation Pro-Am @ Charles River Brighton

Avg. Rating: 5
# Reviews: 9
Views: 1142
Charles River - Brighton/Watertown, MA
7/12/2014

4th and last tournament of the 2014 season for this trail. Up for grabs at tourneys end is AOY, CAOY, Top 10 Boater & Co-Angler TOC qualifications, and 3 spots on the State Team for next years Divisional's (Top 2 Boaters, and Top Co-Angler). After the last tournament in June, I had dropped to 6 place overall after an mistake filled tournament. That left me 11 points down from the leading Co-Angler. Pretty tough lead to catch considering each a 1st place finish is 200 points, 2nd is 199, 3rd 198, etc. After Thursday's prefish, I knew I was on fish, just needed good execution, and a little luck.

So draw is done morning of at the ramp, 19 Boaters, 14 Co-Anglers. I draw boat # 2, Woody and his older Ranger. We started the morning not far from the ramp. An hour in of fishing jigs Woody has one, and I have one about 14oz. We make a cross to the other shoreline, and I make a long cast with soft swimbait 1/4oz weighted swimbait hook next to some grass and as soon as I start the retrieve fish on. 1lb 7oz in the box. We make another pass on the 1st spot, and Woody picks up another, and also breaks off toward the end of the spot. As he is re-trying, we are drifting out into the river chanel. So I start chucking that swimbait up river, and retrieving with the current. About 6 casts in I see one chase it down and hammer it 10ft from the boat. 2lb 5oz in the box. Must have been a cruise, because we tried to duplicate it a few times with no luck. We cross the river again I pick up a short on the jig, and Woody pulls a good one out from under a dock. Short time later I see a spot a just know there is a fish on, so out comes the chatterbait for the 1st time. 1st cast it about knocks the rod out of my hands. 1lb 11oz in the box. Try the 1st spot again with no luck. almost 11am at this point, time to head down river. Start at a shoreline stretch I had confident in with the chatterbait. 10 casts in I hook into my limit fish, 1lb 6oz in the box. A short while later I hook into another 1lb 6oz to cull out the 14oz. A little later Woody get his 4th, a decent one, and my chatterbait get drilled again by what would be my best of the day, 2lb 6oz culls out one of the 1lb 6oz. Woody would finally get his limit after some line malfunctions, and I caught some other fish that didn't help the cause. With the High Tide turning at about noontime, the bite really slowed for us after that. But we both had our limits so that was good. Spent the rest of the looking for a kicker, but no dice. When the scales closed there was a lot of anglers shaking there heads. Tops on the boaters 4th was a limit for 10lbs, 3rd was a limit for 10.23lbs, 2nd was a limit for 10.50lbs, and 1st was Jbigins (Joe) with a 12.79lb limit, while also taking AOY, one of the State Team boater spots, and TOC qualification, nice job. Woody had 8.20lbs for 7th place, and my buddy John from the club finished 6th with 8.55lb with the boater lunker for 3-1/2lbs. On the Co-Angler side 3rd was a limit for 5.99lbs, 2nd was a limit for 7.18lbs with 2.80lb co-angler lunker, and 1st with a 9.19lbs limit was me! This was my 2nd win of the season on this trail!

In the overall standing I made it close, I missed CAOY by 2 points, as the leading co-angler only got one fish finishing 10th today. I would needed him to finish 13th to jump ahead. Oh well, I finished 2nd overall for the 2nd year in a row, also qualifying for the TOC 3 years in a row. I'm happy with that, but not satisfied. I see plenty of room for growth. It was a fun season , and I look forward to the TOC in Oct!

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7/10/14 - Charles River Brighton Pre-Fishing

Avg. Rating: 5
# Reviews: 9
Views: 1627
Charles River - Brighton/Watertown, MA
7/10/2014

With not being out since my Champlain trip at the end of June, and the last Pro-Am for the 2014 coming up, I was eager to get out on the Charles to try and shake the little funk I had been in for the last couple weeks. My buddy John from the club is fishing the trail too as a boater, and his plan was to be on the water all day. I had to work, but luckily I had a training seminar which usually had me out by 1:30pm. I hauled ass up to the river was there by 2:30, and John had me meet him by the Kayak rental place since he was down river already, and it would take forever to get back to the ramp at the 6mph speed limit. So John had been having a good day already having put probably a 12lb limit in the boat. We wound up fishing from the Eliot St Bridge down to Harvard Bridge, and spots along the way ,and back. Had a nice little pattern going. It wasn't a lights out pattern, but we were starting to be able to predict where we would get the consistent bites. So as we work our way to the Harvard Bridge area, I had probably 4 keepers so far for about 4-1/4lbs. We start working the bridge pilings, so I pull out the dropshot. After about 20 minutes, and many bait fish nibbles, BOOM!! Finally get a good bite, set the hook, and fish shoots right to the surface with a sloppy jump! Big Largemouth! Work her into the net, pictures, weigh this Fatty that tipped the scales at 4.29lbs. Definitely fish of the day!After that we worked our way back picking up a couple here and there, but nothing special. John dropped me off at the Kayak rental place with his keys, so I could help him pull the boat back at the ramp. While I waited for him, I did my usual fishing from the ramp with an inline spinner. I fished for a half hour waiting for John, and in the first 15 minutes I got a Yellow Perch, 2 Blue Gill, and 2 Smallies (8" & 10"). Overall, got in a little over 4 hours of fishing, and it was just what my confidence needed going into the next tournament. I'm probably one of few, but I love fishing this part of the river. It's pretty awesome to look up after catching a big Bass, and see the Citgo Sign and the Red Sox Blimp! City Limits fishing at its finest!

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6/27/14-6/29/14 - Avid Anglers @ Lake Champlain Larrabees Ramp (Ticonderoga)

Avg. Rating: 5
# Reviews: 6
Views: 4062
Ticonderoga, NY - Lake Champlain
6/27/2014 - 6/29/2014

At the end of June, Avid Anglers had scheduled a weekend at Ticonderoga. 2nd year in a row we have done this. This type of trip is good for building comradery amongst the club. Not just fishing together, but eating, drinking, and get to know each other off he water too. Last year was my first time to Champlain, but this was my first time to the Ti area. Definitely a different ball game down here. The weather was beautiful all weekend. A breeze from the north of practice, and out of the south on both tourney days.

Friday 6/27 - This was a pre-fishing day For Paul and I. Although I didn't draw Paul as my boater for either tournament, earlier in the year we had planned to travel together. We met up at where he keeps his boat at about 2am. Loaded up truck, and boat and headed out. Arrived safely, and were on the water a little after 8am. Some wind and heavy rain had come through the area earlier in the week, and really muddy up the water which didn't help the bite. We hit many areas, and although we didn't put alot in the boat, atleast we had a little better idea of what might work, and what wasn't working. Amazing the amount of species in this lake. Paul had a big Bowfin take his jig, had to big 5-6lbs. Saw a Gar, and some Big Carp. Caught White & Yellow Perch, Pickerel, Crappie, and Rock Bass. As far as Bass keepers, we both had 3-4 keeper Largemouth for 5-6lbs. My big one of the day was a 2-1/2lber.

Saturday 6/28 - This tournament counted as the last one of the 2014 season, and would decided of things, most noted was AOY (Angler of the Year, and the newly added CAOY (Co Angler of the Year). I was paired with Mike today. Took us a little to get it going. What we were finding, is in the 8-12ft with bait present around outside weed lines and ledgewalls we were finding some fish. It was still a grind. Mike had 4 Largemouth at the end of the day but with 2 quality ones in his 11.46lb bag including a 5.80lber, and a 3-1/2lber for a 5th place finish. I caught a limit @ 8.03lbs, unfortunately my big fish of the day, a 2-1/4lber that I caught near the Ti ramp kick over with an hour to go. Must been one caught, and released from the many tournament run out of there recently. Minus the penalty, my 7.78lbs gave my 9th place. Al Jr took 4th with a limit @ 11.60lbs including a 5.04lb Largemouth. Ed took 3rd with a limit for 14.20lbs. Paul took 2nd with a limit of Smallmouth @ 15.84lbs, as he made a run north of the Crown Point Bridge to find them. Fred took the win with a nice limit of Largemouth @ 17.43lbs including a 5.15lb Largemouth. And with that Paul was Crown the 2014 AOY with a near perfect season (4 wins, one 2nd place), and I took the 1st officail CAOY! Bonus fish of the day, first Mike getting a fatty Catfish on a tube 5-6lbs anyway. Later while dropshotting I got into a massive Sheepshead (Freshwater Drum) 10lbs any way, brutal fight, but I knew right away it wasn't bass.

Sunday 6/29 - This tournament was the first of the 2015 season. I was paired with John S today. John was committed to the shallow bit, and I got my practice in as a net man. Most of his fish were caught flippin' the grass matt, or on the frog. I was a change for how I had fished the last two days, but I thought I was perpared for anything. Well today was a one of those humbling days for me, as I would only put a couple Pickerel, and a White Perch in the boat. I couldn't figure out the what difference between was John doing, what I was doing. Frustrating to say to least. This is a quote from JOhn the next day cause he could see a difference either " JB,
I was watching your technique, I didnt see anything that turned me off. Everything looked fine.
That is why I had little to say about what you were throwing it looked good to me.
You did everything correct as far as I was concerned." Nice of him to say that, but it was just one of those days for me. Regardless still a good day. End of the tournament Bill took 4th with a limit @ 10.13lbs, Dave 3rd with a limit @ 12.12lbs including tourney lunker Largemouth @ 3.91lbs, John S shallow water bite took 2nd with a limit @ 13.58lbs, And Paul making that Smallmouth run again took the win with 14.93lbs.

Great weekend overall. With a B.A.S.S. State Fish-offs coming in August, is was good to get out and get a feel for this area, although it will ishing completely different by then. Proud to take the 1st Avid CAOY, it was one of my goal this year. And although stumble to start the next season, it will be added motivation to dig out of the hole.

Here's the link the recap on the Avid site: http://www.avidbassin.com/shell.php?inset=article&id=44&headline=Fred%20on%20Saturday,%20Paul%20on%20Sunday%20at%20Ti&idcount=1

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6/15/14 - The Battle at Concord River
Avg. Rating: 5
# Reviews: 8
Views: 746
Some of crew got together to battle the mighty Concord. Blue bird skies, tough current due to recent rain, and gusting winds my it tough on all of us. Water temps running 71-72, but was real muddy. No limits today, but some nice fish regardless.

1st - Basstards with 4 fish @ 11lbs 9oz
2nd - 1/2 a Beaver (Dan) with 4 fish @ 9lbs 3oz
3rd - Dan & His Bullett (formerly of Sheep Lovah & Velcro Mittens) with 4 fish @ 7lbs 6oz
4th - Bite Me with 2 fish @ 5lbs 14oz including a 4lb 15oz lunker
5th - Angry Landlords with 3 fish @ 4lbs 3oz minus 1/2lb dead fish penalty = 3lbs 11oz
6th - Why Not Now with 1 fish @ 3lbs 9oz
No Weight: Happy Hookers, No Catchem (Ed)

Happy Fathers Day everyone!
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6/14/14 - MA B.A.S.S. Pro-Am @ Monponsett

Avg. Rating: 5
# Reviews: 5
Views: 1066
East Monponsett - Halifax, MA
6/14/2014

3rd of 4 tournaments for this trail this year. I've never fished either East or West. This set-up was a little different than the normal. A permit was pulled for both lakes. The boaters choose what side they wanted to fish. 11 boat on the East, and 7 to the West. I drew Eric, and he was on the East. We mostly fished an expansive grass flat in the 4-7 foot range. The bite was tough, lots of panfish actively chasing, and hitting our baits. Probably caught 20 Calico, on spinnerbaits, cranks, jigs, and worms. Some big Pickerel mixed in too. I should have done better today, but my execution wasn't up to par. I lost 2 quality fish that would have put me at least in the top 4. A 3lber spit the jig on a jump, and a 2-1/2lber came unbuttoned on a spinnerbait. I scraped together 2 fish for 3.31lbs for 13th place (Goodbye to 2nd place overall). My boater had 3rd place 13.63lbs anchored with a nice 5+lber. Winning on the Co-angler side was 11.83lbs. On the boaters side a whopping 21.37lbs including 6.41lb lunker took the win! Still motivated to be better every time I'm on the water, and today was one of those learn rom your mistakes days.

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6/7/14 - Avid Anglers @ Quaboag

Avg. Rating: 5
# Reviews: 5
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Quaboag Pond - Brookfield, MA
6/7/2014

Club tourney at my usual Co-Angler spot. I drew my buddy John. Water temp was up to 68. We started in South Pond. 10 minutes in we hear this weird scrathing noise. Look over and see a small Bear climbing down a tree in someones yard. It then climbed up on the deck, and pulled down the bird feeder. Crazy Stuff! With-in the 1st hour we found no sign of life in the water, so we headed to the River. We spent 3-1/2 - 4 hours in there. Still very tough fishing, but we were able to put a few in the boat. John got 2 on the jig, and I got 2 on a Boag Hog Bait 1/4oz swimjig, and 1 on a buzzbait. Losing faith in the production from the river, we headed back to South Pond. Right away I get one on a Swimbait. A little later John pulls one out from under a dock. Not far from there John spots 2 decent ones on beds guarding fry, and got both of them with some work to get his limit. Finally at about 2:40pm I get a 2lber on a senko to get my limit. 1 place was 11.35 with a 4.28 lunker, 2nd was John with 9.49lbs, 3rd was 9.31lbs, and I got 4th with 9.27lbs.

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5/31/14 - Quaboag Pre-Fishing
Avg. Rating: 5
# Reviews: 4
Views: 722
Quaboag Pond - Brookfield, MA
5/31/2014

With an upcoming club tournament at Quaboag, I got out for 10 hour pre-fishing session with my buddy John. Water temps were at 62 on this day. Water level is definitely down from last year. We spent time in South Pond, the river, and the main lake. No clear cut patterns, but found some promising things. Found some fish on beds/guarding fry, but that could be done any day now. John caught the better of the bass today with a 3lber, 2-1/2lber, and a 2lber in his mix. I got a couple keepers, a couple shorts, and 3 Pickerel.

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5/25/14 - Lake Cochituate
Avg. Rating: 5
# Reviews: 5
Views: 992
Lake Cochtituate, MA
5/25/2014

A few of us got out to fish for some bragging rights on Sunday. Just a heads up Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day, the Cochituate gate opens at 8am. So Chuck, and I, Ray and Ronnie, and Mikey Meatballs and Dennis all fish from 8:30am-3pm. Looks like we missed the spawn bite by about a week. All the cove waters looked stagnant, and dingy. Lots of sunfish beds. Just a tough bite overall. Team Way Not Now left at 2pm, they had 3 keeper Bass. Team R & R had 4 Bass for 4lbs. Chuck and I had a limit for 5lbs 5oz. Yikes.

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5/24/14 - Deer Island Flats

Avg. Rating: 5
# Reviews: 4
Views: 2615
Deer Island Flats
5/27/2014

The reports were hot all week for Flounder. It was a fairly calm day, So we ended up taking Vinny's boat out there. Seaworms is the bait of choice. Using a Flounder Rig, with a 3oz weight on a freshwater heavy baitcast set-up. We just kept setting up drifts all day. Vin ended up with 3 keepers. I had 1 short, and 3 keepers also. My biggest on the scale was 1lb 5oz. Most of the catches came in the 16-19ft range. All but one were in that 1lb-1-1/4lb range. Fun Day!

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5/17/14 - Avid Anglers @ Long Pond Harwich

Avg. Rating: 5
# Reviews: 6
Views: 1666
Lond Pond Harwich, MA
5/17/2014

Club Tournament at Harwich, and as expected this was a spawn tourney. Although for this year, the spawn is not full bore yet. My usual spot as Co-Angler, I fished with Fred today. The day started with winds 20mph out of the SE, Gusts to 40. Intermitent rain that would clear by 10:30-11, then the Sun came out to play, and winds calmed to 10-15mph. We focused on deeper beds, cause they usually hold better fish. Tubes were the bait of choice for the Smallies today. Fred was on them early from the front of the boat. With a limit by 9, and a good limit by 11, only real big fish would help him at that point. I had a 1-1/2lber come off, and a 2-1/2lber break off due to a nick in my knot before I would finally get some fish in the boat. 1st up was one about 2lbs, next was one that could have been may best of the day, but it inhaled my tube so deep, it was belly up in minutes unfortunately. My last one of the day was what I weighed for my lunker 3.06lbs. My 3 Smallies weighed 8.24lbs, minus .25lb for dead fish penalty gave me 6th place with 7.99lbs. 1st had 18.32lbs with a 4.06lb Lunker Smallie, Fred had 2nd with 16.50lbs, 3rd was 16.32lbs.

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5/11/14 - Lake Quannapowitt

Avg. Rating: 5
# Reviews: 4
Views: 1500
Lake Quannapowitt - Wakefield, MA
5/11/2014

Vin and I got out for a 5 hour trip (730-12:30). Water temp was up 5-6 degrees to 61 from last Sunday. Beautiful day! Wind kicked up a little bit as the day went on, but still awesome weather. Water clarity is no a strong suit of this place although it was a little better than normal. Find a few beds here or there, but not much happening with them. Most fish we caught where in with the shallow wood. Vin had about 8 Bass with a 3lb 1oz, 2-1/2lbs, and 2lbs being his best of the day. I had about 6 Bass with 2lb 11oz, 2lb 2oz being my best. About 12lb 6oz for out best 5. I unfortunately broke off a good 3lb+ early...I forgot to check my line/knot from the day before. The fish surged at the boat, and I must of had a knick in my knot from the Webster tourney. Still a great day on a tough fishery! All fish had fat bellies, feeding time!

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5/10/14 - MA B.A.S.S. Nation Pro-Am @ Webster Lake
Avg. Rating: 4.8571428571429
# Reviews: 7
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Webster Lake Webster, MA
5/10/2014

2nd of 4 tournaments for this trail this year. Heard intel that the spawn had started and the males were moving up on the bed. Wasn't sure what to expect, spawn tourney's can be tough, especially from the back of the boat. Day would start with a little rain, but sun with wind towards the end. Another good turnout, I don't know the exact numbers, somewhere around 21-22 boaters, and 10-12 Co-Anglers I think. My usual sopt as Co-Angler, My draw was a friend of mine Randy. Our schedule up till now had never worked out to fish together, so this worked out well. We fished beds all day. Randy capitalized early on a spot he had scoped out a few day earlier. He had decent limit by 8:30, and upgraded a few through out the day. He also found a 5lber that he worked on through-out the day for a total of about 3 hours. I struggled early, tough to not be frustrated when the other guy is loading the boat, and I haven't had a bite yet. Finally about 12:30 I get one, a 1lber. An hour later I pick up my 2nd which was my best of the day at 2.21lbs. Towards the end, Randy is working on that 5lber again, while working another smaller one that would not bite. Randomly I grabbed a jerkbait, cast past the bed, reel it down right in front of the bass, snap it quick 3 times, and the bass drills it! Crazy stuff. On the Co-angler side, My 3 Largemouth for 4.42lbs was enough for 4th place. 3rd, and 2nd were both 7lbs+, and 1st was 11lbs+ including an about 5lb Lunker. Boaters my bud Randy had 3rd with 11.85lbs, 2nd had 12lbs+, 1st was 13.50lbs with a 5.91lb Lunker Largemouth.

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5/4/14 - Lake Quannapowitt

Avg. Rating: 5
# Reviews: 12
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Lake Quannapowitt - Wakefield, MA
5/4/2014

Got out in the morning for a 3 hours trip with Vin. 1st time for me this year, that hasn't been a tournament. Also put a "new" used trolling motor on Vin's boat a couple weeks ago, so we were eager to test it out. Water temps were 55-56, wind would build through out the outing. Game plan was to flip the wood, and spinner baits/squarebills else where. Vin gets it going first with a couple 1lbers off a laydown. I'm up next when my spinner bait get smashed by a 2lb 2oz Largemouth that would be the big one of the day. We headed in to a little area we have luck in usually. Vin has a 2+lber follow his craw almost out of the water as he retrieved it. I picked up a chunky 1-1/2lber off some brush. Vin gets into a good one, but it come unbuttoned. Not sure how, cause he hammered that hookset. Next we headed down a wind blown shoreline, cast horizontal with the shore in 3' to 5' of water I get two 1-3/4lbers in about 8 casts. Towards the end I would miss another decent one as it again hit on the retrieve and caught me off guard. Still a fun trip! 3 hours with a limit between us for about 8-1/4lbs, with room to grow. Every fish caught showed signs of feeding pretty good, with chunky bellies.

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4/27/14 - Tourney/BBQ @ Lake "Pave It!"

Avg. Rating: 4.9230769230769
# Reviews: 13
Views: 842
Lake Boon - Hudson, MA
4/27/2014

Over the last couple years with our group, we do a couple tournaments a year, more based around BBQing after. Basically morphed into a bi-annual Tourney/BBQ, one early spring, and one in the fall. Today was one of those days. The weather was a little cranky today, with air temps barely reaching 50 by the afternoon. Periodic rain showers, coupled with wind made it a little uncomfortable at times. Water temps were 52-55. Boon fished very small today. Most spots Chuck and I would fish were already picked over multiple times. Lots of small fish! We grinded it out, catching many shorts, picking up a keeper here or there, with no real pattern coming together for us. I caught rats on jigs early, cranks, and worms. It was a struggle for most, but a couple teams found them as always.

The results were:
1st. Morefish/Bass Hunter - 5 Largemouth @ 8.86lbs - 2.20lb big fish
2nd. Northshore - 5 Largemouth @ 8.38lbs - 2.16lb big fish
3rd. Bite Me - 5 Largemouth @ 6.76lbs
4th. Smoke City - 4 Largemouth @ 6.14lbs - 3.20lb Tourney Lunker
5th. Arrogant Slobs - 4 Largemouth @ 5.24lbs
6th. Angry Landlords - 4 Largemouth @ 4.08lbs
7th. Boom - 2 Largemouth @ 1.94lbs
No weight - R & R, Bigassinmouths, Bag-A-Bass, Po' Boys, Why Not Now.

Now for the best part! The food everyone brought was so good. Burgers, Dogs, Steak Tips, Sausages, Wings, Potato, Pasta Salads, Chips, Snacks, and Desserts. I think I'm still full! Good seeing everyone as always!

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4/19/14 - Avid Anglers 10th Annual Easter Bunny Open @ Long Pond Harwich

Avg. Rating: 5
# Reviews: 7
Views: 1473
Lond Pond Harwich, MA
4/19/2014

This is the 5th time I've fished this open, 3rd time with my buddy Paul. I don't have great history at this lake, it usually kicks my ass. The turnout was good with 24 boats. Weather was fair, sunny, in the 50's, but wind was tough at times. Water temps were 48-49. Paul had a spot he had confidence in, so we started there, and worked it till noon-time. It was a grind, but Paul put 3 Smallies in the boat in that time. Unfortunately he broke another one off that was 3lbs+. The bite was dead, so we decided to give that spot a break, and check some points, and flats out. Nothing doing there. With a hour left we head back to the starting spot to milk out the rest of the day. Finally at about 2:15pm I get a good bite, and bring in a 3-1/2lb Smallie. That was it or us. Felt good to have a decent bag to weigh in. 37 fish total weighed between 24 teams, definitely a grind. 5th place was 4 fish for 5.85lbs. 4th place was 4 fish for 10.05lbs including Smallmouth Lunker of 4.64lbs. 3rd place was 3 fish for 10.99lbs including a giant Largemouth Lunker of 7.56lbs! 2nd place went to Paul and myself with 4 Smallies at 13.01lbs. 1st place was the only team with a limit for 15.38lbs. Some real nice fish came to the scales in this event today!

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4/12/14 - MA B.A.S.S. Nation Pro-Am Trail @ South Watuppa

Avg. Rating: 5
# Reviews: 14
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South Watuppa Pond Fall River, MA
4/12/2014

This was the 1st of 4 tournaments for this trail this year. The turnout today was 24 Boaters, and 13 Co-Anglers. My usual spot as Co-angler, I drew an accomplished boater name Paul. I felt pretty good going into this tournament because what I had figured out last weekend. Water temps were up to 51 to start the day, and about 54 at days end. Paul started with a squarebill, I was throwing a minnow style plug. An hour in, I had 4 in the livewell, and Paul 1. The bite slowed so we tried some other spots in the next 4 hours. Paul picked up 2 nice Largemouth in that time on a jig, One being the eventual lunker @ 4.60lbs. But the bite was slow, so moved back to the area we started in, mainly because we were both confident the fish were there, and we just needed to figure them out. The area had a bunch big slab Calico's, with Bass mixed. I probably caught a dozen Calico, mostly over a pound. I was also able to get my limit, and culled a half a dozen time. Culling for ounces basically as I caught plenty of bass, just no big ones. Paul also limited out, and culled a couple times. When the scales closed, Paul got the win on the boaters side with 14.97lbs. On the Co-Angler side, even though I didn't have a Bass bigger than 2.27lbs, My limit at 8.60lbs was enough to put on top. Good day, lots of fun, and early season W has me smiling!

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4/5/14 - RI State Bassmasters Open @ S. Watuppa

Avg. Rating: 5
# Reviews: 10
Views: 2089
South Watuppa Pond Fall River, MA
4/5/2014

Finally!!! 1st tournament of the season. My buddy Paul and I decided to throw our hat into the ring for this open for a couple reasons. One was to knock the cobb webs off everything, and work out the kinks. Also next weekend we are fishing the Bass Nation Pro-Am here, so used as a practice too. Water levels are up, so that is good. Water temps were 43-46, and later in the day we found 46-48. Wind kicked up in the afternoon. Started real slow for us, with a couple hefty pickerel. We didn't have a fish in livewell until 1pm, when Paul finally got one on a jerkbait. I waded through a chucky Calico, and 4 more monster Pickerel (two 4lbers) before I made a color change on the lure I was using. About 2pm, Paul and I doubled up with cookie cutter 1-1/2lbers. 2:30ish I hook in to number 4, which would be our biggest of the limit at 2.79lbs. Then with about 10 minutes left I finished out our limit, throw it in the livewell so we can haul ass back to the ramp for weigh-in. 1st place has a 14.23lb limit including a 4.94lb Lunker. 2nd @ 12.56lbs, 3rd @12.08lbs, 4th @11.48lb including a 3.11lb Smallie. We had 8th place with our 9.20lb limit. Felt good to be on there, and it felt good to keep fighting, and coming through in the clutch!

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3/8/14 - Still 12 Inches of Ice at the Honey Hole

Avg. Rating: 5
# Reviews: 8
Views: 1147
Somewhere on the Northshore, MA
3/8/2014

Another day on the Ice with Vin. Pat and his son joined us for about 3 hours as well. Turned out to be a beautiful day, we could hear the ice melting, but we have a long way to go. Pat set up 5 traps while they were there, they got 5 flags, and his son landed 3 Pickerel out of the 5 bites. Vin's day consisted of about 10 Bass with his biggest being 3lbs 11oz, and 3-1/2lbs. He also had about 10 Pickerel. My day also had about 10 Bass, most in the 2lb to 1-1/2lb range, and about 10 Pickerel up to 2lbs. I'm ready for open water!!!

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3/2/14 - Ice Fishing the Honey Hole

Avg. Rating: 5
# Reviews: 9
Views: 1590
Somewhere on the Northshore, MA
3/2/2014

This was only 3rd time out on the ice this season, partly because of all the snow, sucks trudging around in deep snow, and partly because I've been lazy. Vin and I put in a 6 hour day (10am-ish-4pm-ish). Turned out to be a comfortable day. Unfortunately it's March and we have at least a foot of ice. The fishing was slow, but the quality was decent. The bite was weird and sluggish, with a number of hit & runs, and missed fish. Our buddy Pat came down with his 7 year old son. Pat set a couple traps up, and his son got 2 out 3 bites catching one Pickerel, and one a 1lb bass. Vin had 3 Pickerel, and 3 Bass with his biggest at about 2-1/4lb-2-1/2lbs. I finished up with 3 Pickerel with the biggest at 2lbs, and 3 Bass with biggest at 3-3/4lbs.

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2/1/14 - Ice Fishing at The Honey Hole

Avg. Rating: 5
# Reviews: 8
Views: 1423
Somewhere on the Northshore, MA
2/1/2014

Got out for the day with Vinny. Plenty of ice at 8" to 10". Flags were pretty steady most o the day, although the bite was weird. We both lost big Bass today too. Vin had a 3-1/2lber come unbuttoned at the hole, and I had what had to be atleast a 5lber break off at the hole, Dohhh! At the end of the day Vin had 8 Bass with the biggest being 2-1/4lbs, and a couple Pickerel with one big bellied fatty probably about 2-1/2lbs, and a chunky Yellow Perch. I finished with 4 Pickerel, and 10 Bass with my biggest at 2lbs. Fun day as always, but still would rather it be spring time!

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12/28/13 - 1st Ice on the Honey Hole

Avg. Rating: 5
# Reviews: 8
Views: 2336
Somewhere on the Northshore, MA
12/28/2013

Meet up with Vinny, and Nin who were out the whole day. I got there at 10:30ish left at 2ish. Slow day overall. No action jigging, got everything on the traps. Vinny had a couple Bass(big one at 2-1/2lbs), a couple Pickerel (big one a 3lber), and a Yellow Perch. Nin had a nice 2lb bass, and a pickerel. I had a Pickerel, and a chunky Yellow Perch. Fun day!

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11/16/13 - Metrowest
Avg. Rating: 4.9
# Reviews: 10
Views: 1103
Metrowest, MA
11/16/2013

Hit up Pond X with Chuck for probably the last time this year. Day started cloudy, but by mid-morning sun was out. Combined that with little to no wind, and the full moon cycle, that made for a grind of a day. Bottom was pretty slimed up too. Only the jerkbait would get all of our fish today. Bass bite was tough, although Chuck did have one good one early as a 5lb 2oz came out to play. Maybe another 4 bass for him with one 1-1/2lber, and the rest in the 12" range. I had 5 bass too all in the 12" range. Yellow Perch were on fire though, as we each boated atleast 30 a piece, including some good sized ones. Still better than working!

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