Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Fishing Report - 05/09/08

Fishing Report - 05/09/08

Lakes bagged this week: (3)
- Canobie Lake - Salem/Windham NH
- Arlington Mill Reservoir - N. Salem
- Crystal Lake - Manchester NH

Lakes bonked this week: (1)
- Plug Pond - Haverhill MA

Fish caught: (9) Bass: 9

Video of Chico reeling in his first Larry of the season (Arlington Mill):

Crystal Lake - Manchester, NH
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I took my first trip of the year out to Crystal Lake in Manchester NH. This is a small and quiet 21 acre pond that is loaded with nice bass. This is my third season fishing this lake. About 3/4 of the shoreline is residential and there is a nice large town beach at the north end, with ample parking and plenty of space to launch a cartop boat or canoe/kayak. They do allow motor boats on this tiny pond, but there is no public access for trailered boats. I landed 4 largemouth bass here in about 2 hours (which was the slowest session we've had out here in 3 years...but still a tad early). My neighbor caught 6 nice largemouth.

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Arlington Mill - North Salem, NH
Info - Pond Map

I made my first trip over to Arlington Mill Reservoir this year and was pleased to pull in a few smaller largemouth bass in a couple coves on the north west tip of the lake. Chico and I had some decent action for this time of year and caught a half dozen between the two of us in about 2 hours. The trick with this lake (having no public access for trailer or even cartop boats) is to find the cemetary off of Mill Pond Rd. at the northwest tip of the lake. The cemetary has a dirt parking lot for about 6 - 8 vehicles (although the surrounding roads were being paved this week and all the spots were taken up by gravel and work vehicles). There is a guardrail that blocks the shoreline from the road, but canoes and kayaks can be easily lifted up and over. There are local tournaments here every Tuesday night for 5 bucks at the marina off of Mill Pond Rd. (about a half mile down from where we put the kayaks in).

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Chico in my Cobra Fish n' Dive - Arlington Mill - N.Salem NH

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