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Username: mcdonams
First Name: Mike
Last Name:
Member Since: 08/12/13 10:06 PM
Last Login: 08/21/16 07:53 PM
Profile Views: 1966
City: Canton
State: Massachusetts
Country: USA
Interests: Pearl Jam
About Me: Trying to fish a lot more now, after a long hiatus. Having 2 young ones at home makes it tough to find the time though!
Favorite Fish
to Catch:
Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass
Favorite Type
of Fishing:
Water Type: Freshwater
Favorite Lures: Zara Spook, Zoom Brush Hog, Spro Bronzeye 65 Frog, Football Jigs, Jerkbaits, Zoom Flukes, Berkley Power Worms 10'', KVD Squarebill
Fishing Rods: Abu Garcia Villain 6'9'' ML Spinning
Abu Garcia Veracity 6'6'' MH Casting
BPS Tourney Special 6'6'' M Casting 2 piece (travel/trunk)
BPS Carbonlite 7' MH Casting
BPS Johnny Morris® Signature Series II 7'2'' MH Casting
Berkley Lightning Rod Shock 7' M Spinning
BPS Graphite Series 6'6'' M Spinning
Fishing Reels: BPS Pro Qualifier 6.4:1 x 2
BPS Pro Qualifier 7.1:1
Lew's Tournament Speed Spool Casting Reel TS1H 6.4:1
Pflueger Supreme MGX Spinning Reel 8230MGX
Abu Garcia Orra 2 S20 Spinning
Abu Garcia Ambassadeur Ultra Mag II (old school)
Shimano AX200 Spinning
Fishing Techniques:
Favorite Fishing Spot: Charles River (downtown Boston), Reservoir Pond (Canton)

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Houghton's Pond 9/24/2013
Avg. Rating: 4.6666666666667
# Reviews: 3
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Houghton's Pond

Spent 3 hrs at Houghton's Pond, starting at about 9:30am. Hadn't fished here since my teens, but as of late summer I've been trying to get back into fishing on a semi-regular basis (2 yr old and 7 month old at home don't allow for much fishing time). I've never pulled anything very big out of here, but I've always found it enjoyable because of the many points of access from the shore. There's a trail that circles the entire pond, and there are many paths off it leading down to pockets in the treeline with water access.

I started on the western side, had a couple small hits but didn't land anything. I had to work my way all the way around the southern end, up the eastern edge, and around to some pads just east of the beach before I caught anything. This spot yielded 2 small largemouth, taken on 5" senkos Texas-rigged (no weight). This northeast corner of the pond has a number of pad beds. The pads end at the eastern corner of the sandy beach. This far corner of the beach has a steep drop-off. Coupled with nearby pads, it looks like a promising location. In general, Houghton's is a pretty deep body of water, so I've always thought Texas-rigged plastics were a nice fit here, cast them out from points and around drop-offs, then bump them along the bottom. So at this drop-off I switched over to try a Zoom Brush Hog for the first time. I had it T-rigged with a 3/8 oz tungsten and 3/0 Gam EWG. First cast ever with the Brush Hog yielded a decent pickerel. Loved the action of the B Hog in general. I bought them for one particular location where I fish, that has areas of submerged brush and rocks. I figured it's a perfect spot to target smallmouth by bumping Brush Hogs and Baby Brush Hogs along the rocky bottom. We'll see how they work there. After working the eastern edge of the beach, I fished the northereast portion of the pond, then around the western edge back to where I started. Caught one more largemouth on the west side, again on the T-rigged Brush Hog.

Overall it wasn't an amazing day by any means, but an enjoyable 4 fish take. Not bad for using 2 baits I haven't used much, or used at all in the case of the Brush Hogs.

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Canton Reservoir - Trip #1

Avg. Rating: 5
# Reviews: 9
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Canton Reservoir, MA

Canton Reservoir, Canton, MA

5:45 - 7:45pm 8/12/2013

Canton resident for 4 years, first trip to the res. Threw a variety of Slug-Gos. Not much doing until things picked up around 7. Got 2 fish on, but couldn't land 'em through the weeds. Finally was able to lug one monster out of the weeds on my 2nd cast with a #61 Perch color Slug-Go.

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My best LMB of the 2014 season
My best LMB of the 2014 season
4 lb'er caught 10/16 on Zoom Super Fluke in White Pearl. Love throwing those flukes in the fall! Used spinning gear with an Abu Garcia Villain ML, so landing her through some brush and weeds was a great battle.
Avg. Rating: 5
# of Ratings: 3
# of Comments: 2
10/17/14 04:10 PM
2014-06-12 #3 3 lb 3 0z
2014-06-12 #3 3 lb 3 0z
I did not zero out the weight of the gripper, so fish was 3 lb 1 oz.
06/12/14 05:21 PM
2014-06-12 #2 New weighing method
2014-06-12 #2 New weighing method
Weighing fish with Rapala scale and Fish Grip Jr.
06/12/14 05:20 PM
2014-06-12 #1 3 lb LMB
2014-06-12 #1 3 lb LMB
Watermelon w/ Red/Blk flake
Avg. Rating: 5
# of Ratings: 3
# of Comments: 1
06/12/14 05:19 PM
6lb. Largemouth Bass at Canton Reservoir on 8/12/2013
6lb. Largemouth Bass at Canton Reservoir on 8/12/2013
Dragged this guy out of the weeds on a 6 inch Slug-Go in #61 Perch. Beauty.
Avg. Rating: 5
# of Ratings: 6
# of Comments: 6
08/12/13 10:17 PM
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Total Trips:2
Total Photos:5
Total Hotspots:2
Total Trip Reviews:6
Total Trip Comments:2
Total Location Reviews:0
Total Location Comments:2
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Total Message Board Posts:37
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Total Overall Points:56

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