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Well I'm finally getting out on Monday. I have to spend a couple of hours at my project in Dartmouth, MA and then I'm going fishing for the first time since New Years day. I'm not sure what stage the bass are in, I'm assuming they're spawned out by now. What are the water temps you're seeing?

Any help would be appreciative.

Thanks.

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Well I am from connecticut and the water temps are in the high 60's but I dont see males on all the beds so I am not sure if they spawned yet but they should be with these water temps as high as they are.

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Thanks dantatro49, much appreciative. Tight lines and bent rods!

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pretty consistent 69 degrees at Whitehall on Friday late morning. however the depth averages around 7' so probably a little warmer than the deeper lakes. The bite was on .....caught some good size fish in the lily pads.

Tate

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Fished Ashumet on Saturday. Water was 64. One small fish.

Fished Cook Pond Fall River Sunday. Water was 67. No fish on the beds I saw. Caught plenty of fish like Tate. Zoom horny toads in lily pads and trick worms over mossy grass.

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Thanks guys, much apprecitive. I managed to get out on Monday morning for a couple of hours and got on a nice topwater bite. I saw 1 buck male guarding a nest and no other beds were fanned out. I was also able to get some bites on my nox-jig I made with a tungsten head. Man, that was great looking in the water.

Anyway, good luck out there guys, hopefully we all will be getting on some nice oinkers soon!

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Been out twice recently, caught alot of fish on topwater frogs in the pads. Some jig fish. Nothing with much size. As for beds I haven't seen any in the normal spots I usually see them. Heading out this afternoon, see if we can't find some fish tonight.

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Glad to see you on this site again, tritz18, I hope all is well my friend.

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I'm in Fall River and have been catching bass in S Wattupa and Copicut Res. 2 days ago was the first I saw little bait fish running toward the shore and I'm generally catching bass along the edge of a decline to deeper water. I'm just learning about transitional phases and I think they're at the last phase before going shallow. Many of my bass still had eggs and a few had orange smeared all over their fins and belly. I was told that fish may have been making a bed.

For the most part they're hitting worms worked on the bottom more than anything else. But the top of the water seems to be more active with the pain in the butt crappie and bluegill. Did get a bass on top today though.

Like I said I'm still learning but I think after not fishing all this time and going out on Monday. You're gonna be one happy fisher dude. I do have a youtube channel of all my trips so far. If you like I'll link it in another reply.

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Great report Madeuce and welcome to Bass Resource.

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Man, I'm way out of sync. I must have missed 10 bass the other day on tubes, jigs and topwater.

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i fished yesterday too and only caught a few bass. i must have had about 20 hits though the fish seemed to b not aggressive at all... i dont think i was missing them i just think the fish were real sluggish which doesnt make sense. i slow rolled spinnerbaits and the fish just wudnt take it. I cud see them whack it but they just wudnt eat it. I also tried different ways of retrieving different plastic worms and caught all my fish this way

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It's that time of year. I'm experiencing the same thing with hookups. A fish will take the bait, swim around with it, maybe even taking drag in the process, then poof, they are gone. The solution, if you want to call it that is to let them swim with the bait for a while with slack in the line before setting the hook.

The problem with this technique is a lot of gut hooked fish. I know how to remove them without causing damage to the fish, but I don't even like keeping them out of the water for the time it takes to free the hook. I'd sooner have a lot of fish escape before getting them to the boat than to deal with a lot of gut hooked fish.

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Went back to Cook Pond Fall River yesterday and had my best day this year so far. Water was 70.4 degrees.

Started throwing buzzbaits just after 6am and had 3 fish in the first 15-20 casts. As I started approaching lily pads I switched over to frogs and continued to get blowups but missed a lot more fish.

The top water bite tapered off around 8am then I started dragging a Zoom lizard in black/emerald with a 1/2 tungsten bullet head. All I did was drag it with no other movement and the fish were taking it like crazy. From 8-10am I picked up another 12 fish anywhere from 10-15 inches with a 3.8 lunker for the day. I was off the water at 10:45am to attend Memorial Day activities.

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You are dead on Rhino...They're still like that where I am.

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Since I made last reply I've been back out a few times to S Wattupa and Copicut.

I've been tossing top water almost non stop since my last reply up until today. I've gotten 1's and 2's here and there but going back to worms on the bottom today it seemed more active down there.

I know I'm probably sacrificing quite a few fish right now using top water but I want my first 5lb+ to be nailed with my first top water explosion experience. I'm hunting a fatso.

The rest of my vids are under same author name.

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So after 3 weeks of inactivity, I finally got back out for a while, yesterday. You know, the bluebird, high pressure, clear skies day after the storms. Well I went to Whitehall.....started out at 8:30 looking for active fish with a spinnerbait...not even a Pickerel...ok maybe a shallow running crankbait....there you go...a Pickerel...but that was it...ok how about a weighted sanko along the weed lines...another Pickerel...got to a friendly stick-up and threw a sluggo(surprise, surprise)...big headed LMB with no body weighed 2.7lb...6 hours later...5 LMB 5 Pickerel 1 Crappie 1 Redeared Sunfish...all deep in the weeds, and hard to catch,,,just like they're supposed to be after a front moves through.

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Glad to see to got out there gramps.

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Ive wanted to fish whitehall for a while how is it with the boat like is it hard to drive cuz its real shallow?

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I am going to be in the John's Pond area soon and was wondering if anyone knew what the fishing is like on the pond? If anyone can help thanks.

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Ive wanted to fish whitehall for a while how is it with the boat like is it hard to drive cuz its real shallow?

I'm not even gonna ask what kind of boat you have, unless it's a 35' Bertram, you'll probably be able to use it. Speed limit's 12mph...PM me for more details.

Grampa

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It's that time of year. I'm experiencing the same thing with hookups. A fish will take the bait, swim around with it, maybe even taking drag in the process, then poof, they are gone. The solution, if you want to call it that is to let them swim with the bait for a while with slack in the line before setting the hook.

The problem with this technique is a lot of gut hooked fish. I know how to remove them without causing damage to the fish, but I don't even like keeping them out of the water for the time it takes to free the hook. I'd sooner have a lot of fish escape before getting them to the boat than to deal with a lot of gut hooked fish.

Same thing here in Wareham, MA....... I try not to let them swim too long with the lure as a gut hook is the result, so a few missed fish is what I deal with. I've been hammering them on a KVD 5" Finesse worm color (dirt), and 6" Zoom Trick Worms (red/black). Zoom Lizards work very well too! I have an incredible stump pond 1/4 mile down the road from my house, and a canoe is great there.

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I managed to get out today for a few hours and ended up with 3 bass and 1 pickerl all on topwater. I tried jigs and tubes and got 1 half hearted bite. The topwater bites were pretty viscious, but the jig and tube bites lately have been tail bites.

I didn't take water temps, but it felt like mid-low sixties and I did see some beds, not a lot though.

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Not "Eastern" but Wachusett Res and Watershed

Dead slow until yesterday morning, very active smashing TW Frogs and Lizzy before 7:30 after that SF DK worm was getting good action on DS. Big was 3.4 w/ average of just under 2. Going to head out that way in a few and hit the rail trail area near the pumphouse. Couple things I wanted to ask. for work I am being forced to stay closer to Boston for on call durty for a few weeks in July far away from my area of comfort. Any easy suggestions around the city or inside 495?

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There are a couple of rivers and a few reservoirs in the area that occasionally produce a few fish but you need to ask the locals about good access points.

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