Seadogg

Winter/Spring trout 2020

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Starting this one after a great day on the pond with a fly I twisted up this morning. Right place, right time. 

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Seriously, some of them were off the charts. I love when they get that deep raspberry cheek and flank. Those are usually the pseudo-spawners. 

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I've had some luck picking away at them over the last week or so. Rainbows yesterday and today made for the first fish of 2020.

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I'm going to be in Chatham next week to duck hunt, but might like a little cast with my blast- any thoughts on close by pond or stream for some trout action ( PM is fine- strictly a fly guy).

 

Thanks in advance.

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I've been trying to fish a couple of trout ponds near me for the last 2, 3 weeks but this warm spell still hasn't de-iced them yet. I'll try again on Sunday. Hopefully by then they'll open up.

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2 mins ago, Seadogg said:

Had another fun afternoon. A little wet, but after finding a group of cooperative fish I stopped noticing. 

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Nice work seadogg. Time for me to activate the tracking device I stuck on your car. :laugh:

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I made a mad dash after work on NYE to get one last fish of the decade, but struck out.

 

Determined to get my first fish of 2020, I hit the water on New Year's morning. I managed to get a nice and strong fatty which set the right tone for the season, but my highlight was the mature Bald Eagle that flew over my head. That was the best part of the morning.

 

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We hit a cape pond today before shellfishing on the south side, the only sign of life we found was a decent rainbow that my buddy caught on a castmaster suspended under a bobber he found.

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On 1/3/2020 at 10:20 AM, zak-striper said:

I've been trying to fish a couple of trout ponds near me for the last 2, 3 weeks but this warm spell still hasn't de-iced them yet. I'll try again on Sunday. Hopefully by then they'll open up.

I’ve been out twice without even a nibble or a bump. Wondering if that is the reason why.

 

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Went out this afternoon to find a lot of ice on the pond. Took a walk around and finally convinced myself to put on the waders and get cold. Glad I did, because after breaking through 75 feet of frozen shoreline I found a small patch of open water that contained plenty of eager fish. 

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A couple more from today. Very slow overall but I managed these two right before a sudden, intense snow squall chased me to my car. The top one was a pretty good fish. Thing fought like hell. 

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Just dropped by Hopkinton Reservoir.  It is completely open after this warm spell.  Going to head over in a bit with a little spinner and try for some left over stockies...

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Only one landed today, but it was a better than average fish. After this one I found a group of “spawners” but they were out of reach, hanging out in the back of a shallow cove. Unfortunately the bottom was too mushy for me to get close enough with the fly rod. 

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