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Looking for some spots that are consistent for smallies in Massachusetts that can either be bank fished or easy to fish in kayak. I’m on the south shore but my dad and I always open to travel all the way out to western ma, we’ve tried the Quabbin but it’s tough from the bank. Just got kayaks this season but haven’t tried the Quabbin with kayaks yet. Possibly next week. 

 

Thanks for any advice! 

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Almost any kettle pond in Plymouth and Cape Cod will net you some SMB.

 

Hedges (exit 2 off RTE 3) in Plymouth is a good start.  Great Herring too, but it’s BIG, and often crowded on weekends. It’s $20/day to park at Hedges this time of year if you’re not a Plymouth resident.

 

Hinckleys in Harwich is another.  That one’s off exit 10 on RTE 6.

 

Follow this thread. It’s full of good information: 

 

https://www.bassresource.com/bass-fishing-forums/topic/102228-eastern-ma-fishing-reports/page/160/?tab=comments#comment-2462010

 

Best of luck.

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For bank fishing for smallies, I'd try Wachusett Reservoir.  Lots of quality fish can be had at gates 8, 10 or the Scar Hill Bluffs area.

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18 hours ago, DogBone_384 said:

Almost any kettle pond in Plymouth and Cape Cod will net you some SMB.

 

Hedges (exit 2 off RTE 3) in Plymouth is a good start.  Great Herring too, but it’s BIG, and often crowded on weekends. It’s $20/day to park at Hedges this time of year if you’re not a Plymouth resident.

 

Hinckleys in Harwich is another.  That one’s off exit 10 on RTE 6.

 

Follow this thread. It’s full of good information: 

 

https://www.bassresource.com/bass-fishing-forums/topic/102228-eastern-ma-fishing-reports/page/160/?tab=comments#comment-2462010

 

Best of luck.

I actually have fished Hedges once but I didn’t have much time. I’ll have to try it again. I’ll have to check out Hinckely’s. Thank for the info! 

17 hours ago, gjfisher said:

For bank fishing for smallies, I'd try Wachusett Reservoir.  Lots of quality fish can be had at gates 8, 10 or the Scar Hill Bluffs area.

I’ve always wanted to try out Wachusett, I’ll give it a shot. Thanks for the spots. 

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37 minutes ago, BigBass'n_Harrison said:

have fished Hedges once

Hedges is worth it. I have my best luck along the far right corner, from the launch, corner where it drops of to 10+’.

 

I don’t think you’ll break 3 pounds, but my best yellow perch is 1 pound 4 oz.

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1 hour ago, DogBone_384 said:

Hedges is worth it. I have my best luck along the far right corner, from the launch, corner where it drops of to 10+’.

 

I don’t think you’ll break 3 pounds, but my best yellow perch is 1 pound 4 oz.

Going there right now, I’ll have to try that spot

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On 7/15/2019 at 4:56 PM, BigBass'n_Harrison said:

Looking for some spots that are consistent for smallies in Massachusetts that can either be bank fished or easy to fish in kayak. I’m on the south shore but my dad and I always open to travel all the way out to western ma, we’ve tried the Quabbin but it’s tough from the bank. Just got kayaks this season but haven’t tried the Quabbin with kayaks yet. Possibly next week. 

 

Thanks for any advice! 

I would suggest just any pond on cape cod . Before making a trip here though I would do a google search to make to check if any pond you pick needs a permit to park at. 

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On 7/15/2019 at 4:56 PM, BigBass'n_Harrison said:

Looking for some spots that are consistent for smallies in Massachusetts that can either be bank fished or easy to fish in kayak. I’m on the south shore but my dad and I always open to travel all the way out to western ma, we’ve tried the Quabbin but it’s tough from the bank. Just got kayaks this season but haven’t tried the Quabbin with kayaks yet. Possibly next week. 

 

Thanks for any advice! 

Pretty sure Quabbin doesn't allow canoes of kayaks,  I think they allow them on Pottapaug but I don't think there's any smallies in there.

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You live on the south shore. You don't have to travel far to find them. Plymouth is loaded with ponds/lakes.  Go to the MA wildlife website.

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