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Hi there. I already introduced myself in the Introductions section, but I have recently returned to fishing after years (YEARS!) away, thanks to my son's sudden interest in fishing. I was hoping to get some good spots to fish in the Brockton area, either from shore or boat (hopefully picking up 3-seat canoe this weekend so my son and I can get out on the water and not be bound by the shore all the time.) Any recommendations would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks.

Mike

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Hey Mike, that's great that you're getting back into it, especially with you son. i got my son into fishing last year when he was five. I take him to Houghton's Ame's Pond when we bank fish and If we have access to a boat or canoe, we go to Norton Res. Great fish in that res and not a lot of boaters out there that will wash you away, if you know what I mean...LOL

We have a couple of folks on here that fish in the Easton area, So I'm sure they know some spot in/near Brockton.

Believe it or not, I hear the little pond in front of Home Depot in Avon is producing some nice fish.

Welcome aboard! :)

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Hey Mike, that's great that you're getting back into it, especially with you son. i got my son into fishing last year when he was five. I take him to Houghton's Ame's Pond when we bank fish and If we have access to a boat or canoe, we go to Norton Res. Great fish in that res and not a lot of boaters out there that will wash you away, if you know what I mean...LOL

We have a couple of folks on here that fish in the Easton area, So I'm sure they know some spot in/near Brockton.

Believe it or not, I hear the little pond in front of Home Depot in Avon is producing some nice fish.

Welcome aboard! :)

Thanks for the note! I took my son to Cleveland Pond (Abington) on our way out today, and there was a nice looking small mouth sitting not 8 feet from us on the edge of the pond! Too bad the rods were all the way back in the car! Oh well...at least I know there are fish in there!

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mcliff I just read my post and it's a bit misleading. Houghtons Pond is in Milton and Ames Pond is in Stoughton. Ames is a great place early and later in the season and Houghton's is great year round.

Sorry for the confusion. I must have suffered from vapor lock...LOL

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No problem! Hopefully I can get the canoe out on the water later this weekend with the family!

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hey mcliff, im over in the bridgewater area. theres some nice places to take your kids fishing over in raynham such as Johnson's Pond. Theres also Hewitts pond a couple minutes down the road.

If youre looking for some decent sized fish, theres the clay banks in Bridgewater near the correctional facility but im not sure if its 100% legal to fish there. Ive never gotten in trouble even with cops driving by. Its a bit of a hike to get to the actual pond but its worth it once you get there.

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Thanks for the tip! Has anyone fished Whitman's Pond in Weymouth this year? I know it gets a ton of shore traffic, but I wasn't sure if there are still plenty of fish to catch if you can get out on the water.

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Here's a list of ponds for the southeast, Cape Cod area. It does not contain all the ponds in the area, probably not even half of them. Watson's pond, across from Sabbatia in Taunton is not listed, but it's a nice little pond with plenty of vegetation, and can be accessed from the Miles Standish Park, where you can launch boats that are propelled by paddles/oars or electric trolling motors. It's small with plenty of structure and lily pad beds.

I've been there a few times with my canoe, and only seen a couple of other boats fishing it.

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has anyone ever fished massasoit state park in taunton? ive been there and seen their lakes but never fished or seen anyone fishing there

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has anyone ever fished massasoit state park in taunton? ive been there and seen their lakes but never fished or seen anyone fishing there

I mentioned them in the prior post. Actually, Sabbatia is not in Massasoit State Park. Watson pond is in the park.

Haven't fished it enough to give a fair assessment. But both ponds are nice. Plenty of vegetation and depth changes. I did better in Watson's and prefer it because there are no power boats, so it's peaceful and quiet. The north end is close to I-495. Parking is five bucks at the State Park. There is no formal ramp, but there are places you can back your vehicle near the water and openings where you can launch a canoe or car top boat.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Watson_Pond

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Thanks for the note! I took my son to Cleveland Pond (Abington) on our way out today, and there was a nice looking small mouth sitting not 8 feet from us on the edge of the pond! Too bad the rods were all the way back in the car! Oh well...at least I know there are fish in there!

Hum....

Don't mean to be the bearer of bad news but I fish Cleveland Pond d**n near every day and can tell you there is 100% NO small-mouth population in that pond. What you saw was probably a Largie.

Cleveland Pond ( as i have stated before), is one of the most underrated fishing ponds in the South Shore, hands down.

I am there all the time, if you want to meet up some time and cast some lines I have no problem with that at all its probably 3.5 min away from my house if that. I have a 12 foot Jon that can seat 4 that i love to take out there but as of yet have no means to get it there. but if you have a boat then the fishing jumps astronomically.

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hey mcliff, im over in the bridgewater area. theres some nice places to take your kids fishing over in raynham such as Johnson's Pond. Theres also Hewitts pond a couple minutes down the road.

If youre looking for some decent sized fish, theres the clay banks in Bridgewater near the correctional facility but im not sure if its 100% legal to fish there. Ive never gotten in trouble even with cops driving by. Its a bit of a hike to get to the actual pond but its worth it once you get there.

What is "the clay banks" in bridgewater? I work in BW near the nip....no fish in there though. ;)

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search "41.936493,-70.953612" without the quotes on google maps. thats where i fish most of the time. caught some pretty nice ones out of there.

you have to park on the road and climb up and then back down a big hill. Not a lot of people know its there because of that hill, which is what makes it awesome.

also, if you decide to go there, there is a path from the road to the lake, its hard to find but its better than trying to get through the woods.

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Hum....

Don't mean to be the bearer of bad news but I fish Cleveland Pond d**n near every day and can tell you there is 100% NO small-mouth population in that pond. What you saw was probably a Largie.

Cleveland Pond ( as i have stated before), is one of the most underrated fishing ponds in the South Shore, hands down.

I am there all the time, if you want to meet up some time and cast some lines I have no problem with that at all its probably 3.5 min away from my house if that. I have a 12 foot Jon that can seat 4 that i love to take out there but as of yet have no means to get it there. but if you have a boat then the fishing jumps astronomically.

Bad news? I'll take a large mouth..... ;) I'm right over in the Brookfield neighborhood of Brockton, so it isn't much more for me. I was fishing the pond in the Grove in Holbrook over the weekend, and the crappie were hitting like crazy. Good time. I overheard two other guys in a canoe saying they caught several bass over 12" that morning, so I am going to work the other sides of the pond next time I go out. Cleveland Pond is nice, but there is so much to see, my wife doesn't like to stop the canoe long enough to let me fish!

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