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4 mins ago, Massfish said:


Are the ponds that are stocked in the fall within days an hour of Boston-Cambridge fished out by this time?  

The Masswildlife website has info on trout stocking. They used to post actual dates, but crowds this spring/covid changed that policy. 

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7 mins ago, Massfish said:


Are the ponds that are stocked in the fall within days an hour of Boston-Cambridge fished out by this time?  

The state stocks twice a year. Check the ma.gov trout stocking website for information.

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11 hours ago, heyblue34 said:

Get the fudge outta here...dandelions in January? NO F’ing way

I had a couple blooming in my a yard a few weeks back. It’s a strange year. 

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2 hours ago, Massfish said:


Are the ponds that are stocked in the fall within days an hour of Boston-Cambridge fished out by this time?  

No! Absolutely not!

There are several very good trout ponds within an hour of Boston that consistently have good holdover fishing year round, regardless of the stocking program.

 

I have been catching late fall, early winter open water trout in Eastern Ma ponds for 40 years. Then switching to ice fishing and catching trout until ice out.

 

Although there are no secrets, I will refrain from naming my favorites here. Suffice it to say, they are all just about an hour from Boston. A couple are closer.

Use the state stocking website to get names of ponds in your travel range, then research them.

Good luck!

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On 1/15/2021 at 11:17 PM, heyblue34 said:

Get the fudge outta here...dandelions in January? NO F’ing way

I have worm piles,dandilions,irises poking up.Two annuals in pots still green.Some big pickeral  smacking flies on the north side of a couple of ponds in the late afternoon.Especially on sunny or filtered sunny days.Still having Midge hatches too=trout sipping.

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Nice thread for the NEWBS.

Good luck to the OP this year and welcome to Massholia!

Your soon to be a .............

Wear it with pride!!

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6 hours ago, flylikabird said:

Nice thread for the NEWBS.

Good luck to the OP this year and welcome to Massholia!

Your soon to be a .............

Wear it with pride!!

once you pay your 1st tax (or fee ) here you're an official member..........

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3 mins ago, unskunk said:

once you pay your 1st tax (or fee ) here you're an official member..........

Which is usually within a few days of arrival here. :witty:

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The stripers arrive on Mother's Day.  So tell your wife and mother that Mother's Day in Massachusetts is celebrated by giving them the gift of your absence.  

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12 hours ago, flylikabird said:

Nice thread for the NEWBS.

Good luck to the OP this year and welcome to Massholia!

Your soon to be a .............

Wear it with pride!!

Yes!  Dennis Leary sings the state anthem.  He dropped the "M" from "Mass" so the song would have greater appeal, nationally.  

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Yeah....I vaguely remember that.   

Back then you could still smoke in bars too.

Does he still smoke or did he give it up as well the rest of us?  

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On 1/15/2021 at 7:45 PM, mikez2 said:

Trout fishing can be good all winter in open water. Especially in these mild winters we've been having. Rivers and brooks if not too flooded. Ponds if there's open water.

Yup trout fishing helps get me through the winter. They'll hit all winter long.

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