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48 minutes ago, DogBone_384 said:

How's January 12th at the Redwing Diner on Rte 1 in Walpole?

 

Count me in.

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I'm gonna dig out the gear again tomorrow and either try my luck from shore or bring a couple setups and try for a few hours in my kayak. We'll see if the wind calms down at all from today though. Looks like next weekend is supposed to be almost an exact repeat....warm rain Friday and sunny and warm on Saturday. Nature can't seem to make up her mind! As long as there's either safe ice or open water I won't complain though. 

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Both of these weekends I can’t fish! NH this weekend a wedding next weekend! Hoping that the weekend after next will be warm! I NEED TO FISH 

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23 hours ago, DogBone_384 said:

How's January 12th at the Redwing Diner on Rte 1 in Walpole?

Going to do my best to meet up with everyone.

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OK, Jan 12 is in the calendar @ 1:30 PM @ the Redwing Diner, Route 1 SB, Walpole, MA.

 

Everyone's welcome.

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Merry Christmas & see you on January 12th!

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Merry Christmas to everyone.

 

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My curiosity got to me today while out and about.  I visited Ponkapog, Houghtons, Blue Hills Reservoir, and St. Moritz.  Ponkie and Houghtons were WIDE OPEN, Blue Hills was skimmed over by the granite retaining wall, and St. Moritz was completely skimmed over.

 

I might just brave the wind and try Ponkie tomorrow.  Worst case I’ll nab a couple picks on a slow moving spinner bait.  Best case, a couple of nice winter bass!

 

Good luck to anyone else that gets out.

 

ADD

 

It’s not 2019 yet and I’m already looking for new waters to try next season. It’s gonna be a L O N G 12-16 weeks.

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Mike, if you hit Ponkie you more than likely will run into some picks, probably some good sized ones! Give it hell!   😎

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I think I can probably take the kayak racks off my car for good. I was planning to go Saturday but they're calling for 25mph winds...no thank you lol. 

 

I'm just about finished cleaning my reels too so I'll have to find something else to tinker with until we get some decent ice. 

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Im still going to attempt at open water down  here all winter unless we get a deep freeze. I HOPE NOT!!!! 

Got a trailer hitch on my car, so ITS TIME FOR  A NEW BOAT!!!!! CANT WAIT!!!!!! with this new boat, im going to tear it up in 2019

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Unless it turns around and we get a brutal January/early February I wouldn't be surprised if you could find open water all winter.

 

Good luck with the new boat Mike! I hope you find a good one! 

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During that brutal winter we had a few years ago when we got that 100 inches of snow in February, I saw open water. Never got to fish it tho, it was a killer ice season. The pond was wide open! I was SHOCKED!!!!! 

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1 hour ago, Mr. Aquarium said:

During that brutal winter we had a few years ago when we got that 100 inches of snow in February, I saw open water. Never got to fish it tho, it was a killer ice season. The pond was wide open! I was SHOCKED!!!!! 

The only thing worse for the ice than this warm rain is the snow! Too much snow and it starts insulating the ice from further freezing. I remember that winter, tons of crappy white ice 'cause of the snow. I'm hoping for a chilly January with little snow! 

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8 hours ago, Don51 said:

Mike, if you hit Ponkie you more than likely will run into some picks, probably some good sized ones! Give it hell!   😎

@DogBone_384 lives at Ponkie :)

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On 12/27/2018 at 1:33 PM, MassYak85 said:

The only thing worse for the ice than this warm rain is the snow! Too much snow and it starts insulating the ice from further freezing. I remember that winter, tons of crappy white ice 'cause of the snow. I'm hoping for a chilly January with little snow! 

yep!! I hate that slush under the snow. 

 

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I'm thinking of picking a day next week to fish the lower Charles in my kayak. Does anyone have any tips fishing it this time of year? It seems a lot of the really late season fish I see caught are out of the Charles. I was thinking of targeting the deeper areas near the esplanade. 

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On 12/27/2018 at 1:38 PM, JG233 said:

@DogBone_384 lives at Ponkie :)

It’s my home pond.

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I hit Ponkapog after I got home from work this morning. 

 

I kept it simple.  A M/M rod for jerkbaits, a M/F for Senko, and a ML/F for whatever else came to mind.  Ponkie's water level was as high as I've ever seen it and the surface temp settled in at high 37.x - low 38.x.  

 

Even though the forecast said low/mid 40's a strong wind from the  S/SW made things difficult.  The wind pushed my kayak, with 5 pound anchor between .6 - .75 mph and broke through my layers in 2 hours.  

 

I pulled up some weeds with my treble hooks, and blew the bird's nest of the century due to numb thumbs.  If it weren't so windy, I'd have stayed longer, but no-go.

 

Needless to say, I struck out today, but I've got all month.   I might try casting with my hunting gloves and see how that goes.

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I went out yesterday for a shore mission on a shallow bog pond, got nothing! not surprised. 

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