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Went by the Blackstone River the other day and didn't see much ice along the edges. How about the Charles and the Merrimack? Anyone...Anyone...

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I was looking at a project in Lawrence and noticed that section of the Merrimack was opened. Not sure about the Charles.

 

The Res along Rte 128 in Waltham had about 75% open water. I know not fishable, but a good sign none the less.

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Merrimack from Hookset to Lowell and beyond is all pretty much open,last wk on RT 110 down as far as Methuen was all open.

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lots of open water here in Ply

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Nashua river is pretty much all opened up,  The next few days should clear the ramps.  I was up behind the stadium on Sunday, and I'll bet U should be able to get a boat in there sometime this wk.

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je1946...are the ramps open for the Merrimack in Lawrence, yet? They like to lock us out.....

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Grandpa, I took a ride up there last yr, they had the place locked up tighter than a drum,  spoke to one of the city workers who stated he didn't think they were ever going to open it again due to the drug traffic and stolen cars being pushed in.  It really is a shame that the fisherman have to pay for the disrespect of the non fisherman. I took a 5lb smallie right out in front of the ramp one yr, and have enjoyed some fine fishing launching from there.  I don't know what the alternitive is. There used to be a ramp and parking right off of Rt110 by the old Beas by the Rt 93 bridges, but that one is closed as well, although U can get a car topper in there.  Don't know if a letter to a State Rep would help or not, I think it was the police who pushed for the closing.  Nxt time I'm down that way I'll check to see what I can find out and if it's open I'll post it up or shoot U a PM

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Thanks for the heads-up je.....Darn good fishing in that stretch...brought Tate and Rhino up there last year and we were hoping for some good fishing this year as well.....I'd appreciate any news you might get....Perhaps I'll see you on the water.....

Grampa

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Last year I only ran into it being locked up one time. If I recall correctly, the state locks it when the rowing club, just upstream from the ramp, is having a regatta. It was open after that weekend.

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If memory serves...and at my age"who knows"...Andover Academy has a "crew dock" about a mile up river. Is it rowing season again? If it is then they'll be putting lanes in Quinsigamond as well.

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Took a ride today here is the latest.  In Nashua NH the ramp for the Nashua River behind the stadium is gd to go.  The launch in Groton for the nashua river is also gd to go but with a gd amount of mud, wouldn't attempt it without 4 wheel drive and I would be very careful your vehicle doesn't slide into the river so I would bring another guy and have some kind of chaulk system just in case.  Went by a few lakes in the Westford, Pepperell,Groton area some starting to show along the edges and with some wind and warm weather should be open real soon.  If I see anything in my travels open up I'll post it.  Won't be long now.

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Went by Hopkinton Reservoir today...........East half open...West half iced over.....but.....the Trout truck was there so good luck to those trout fishers out there.

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I went to a bunch of ponds in Stoneham, Saugus & Medford today. 90% of the ice is gone and I managed 2 pickerell. 1 on a rage craw and 1 on a suspending jerkbait. Cant waite for the bass to start getting active!

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went to lake Rico in Taunton for a few hours yesterday. Very windy, so the canoe paddling was tricky..lol..makes me want to go out and finaly get a trolling motor. Had a few bites but no luck.felt good to go out and shake off some of the rust though. havent fished from the canoe so it was just nice being out there.

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went to lake Rico in Taunton for a few hours yesterday. Very windy, so the canoe paddling was tricky..lol..makes me want to go out and finaly get a trolling motor. Had a few bites but no luck.felt good to go out and shake off some of the rust though. havent fished from the canoe so it was just nice being out there.

 

I would bite the bullet and get a trolling motor.  After paddling for a few years, I now fish with a TM in my canoe.  Second best fishing-related investment I have made (the canoe itself was the best investment). 

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sounds like the south shore is all set. fished John's in Mashpee last Sunday with some huge picks(one over 5 lbs) but no bass. The week before was Santuit. Managed two on the jerkbait there. Will be at Tispaquin in Middleborough for a tournament this Sunday. So glad that the weather is finally starting to change.

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I would bite the bullet and get a trolling motor.  After paddling for a few years, I now fish with a TM in my canoe.  Second best fishing-related investment I have made (the canoe itself was the best investment). 

 

 

my buddy works at bass pro so i can get like 40% off a trolling motor. just gotta grab a battery. my money has been tied up in my canoe trailer ive been making. soooo worth it though. no more real lifting.just pull it on

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I'll be hitting Blue Hills Reservoir tomorrow...it's suppose to be a balmy 48*, I can imagine what the water temps are since we've had highs in the 30's...Oh well, fishing in the upper 40's beats painting a room...LOL

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I'll be hitting Blue Hills Reservoir tomorrow...it's suppose to be a balmy 48*, I can imagine what the water temps are since we've had highs in the 30's...Oh well, fishing in the upper 40's beats painting a room...LOL

 

lol that's exactly what i am doing.. about to put a second coat of paint on :( ill be going out soon though!

 

good luck

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lol that's exactly what i am doing.. about to put a second coat of paint on :( ill be going out soon though!

 

good luck

I got a lot done yesterday, so I'm doping off today...LOL

 

Good luck with the project and your fishing trip!

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