Trophy Fish (hover over the pictures to see their location)
Trophy Locations (locations on particular lakes where I have had the most success)
Trophy Sectrets (locations I don't tell many people about and the best spots on them)
This 4.5 pounder was caught 5 feet out off the dyke at the Ashland Reservoir with a 1/4 ounce skirtless swim jig with a black Swim Senko trailer with an embedded 3mm
This 5 pounder was caught 20 feet off shore at Farm Pond in Framingham with a 5 inch black Swim Senko on a weightless Texas rig
This 3 pounder was caught 20 feet off shore with a 5 inch black Swim Senko on a weightless Texas rig
Here's one we caught on a 5 inch black Swim Senko on a weightless Texas rig
Here is a sunfish my son reeled in when he was 3. We were using a 5 inch black Swim Senko on a weightless Texas rig
This 3.25 pound large mouth I caught close to shore at the Ashland Reservoir with an all black 1/4 ounce Swim Jig with a black Swim Senko trailer
This 2.75 pound large mouth was caught between two small islands on the northwest side of Lake Whitehall with a 1/4 ounce skirtless swim jig with a black Swim Senko trailer
This 2.25 pound large mouth was caught from shore at Louisa Lake in Milford, MA with a 5 inch black Swim Senko on a weightless Texas rig. No motors allowed. It is a good place to shore fish with kids.
This 2.75 pound large mouth I caught close to shore with a 5 inch Swim Senko on a shaky head jig
This 2.75 pounder was caught in the shallows on a Zoom 4 inch Super Fluke Jr nose hooked on the Drop Shot
Here's my buddy weighing a 3 pounder caught 30 feet off shore with a 5 inch black Swim Senko on a weightless Texas rig
Here's a 2 pounder caught by my friend's son on a kids rig
This 150 acre pond has lunkers. Shore fishing is very good here, although I found a used needle once. Between the boat ramp and pump house is a bridge where I'm told very large fish often swim near early in the morning around 6am. I'm also told fishing at dusk is productive, especially using top water baits. Carp congregate near the south side pump house. Electric motors are allowed. Public parking is on Dudley Road, and boat ramp only parking is located at 42.288091, -71.430187. Topographical map.
There are big fish here. The lake averages between 5 to 10 feet deep. I recommend a boat, but there are some shore fishing spots around the lake too. Parking for the boat ramp is located at 42.241651,-71.573144 with some parking on the south end at 42.213357,-71.580905. There is a 12 MPH speed limit in effect which no one obeys. 575 acres. A 6 plus mile public walking path circles the lake. Topographical map. Trail map.
This is one of my favorite place to go. It is a beautiful area, and a very nice lake to spend time at. There is a rope swing on the island, a huge dam to fish and jump off of, and 4 beaches to stop at. You can shore fish at various spots along the public 3 mile walking path that goes around the entire lake. There is public parking and a boat ramp for small boats at 42.232249,-71.468725. There is a 12 HP motor limit. 155 acres. Topographical map. Trail map.
There is a public path that encirlces the 176 acre lake. I haven't caught huge bass here but I do catch numerous bass. This is a great place to fish from shore, or from a boat. It is one of my favorite places. Maximum depth is 53 feet, with an average of 22 feet. No gas motors allowed. You can park for free and shore fish or carry a canoe a short distance to shore at 42.246691,-71.526360. Parking inside the state park is a couple of bucks and once inside there are 2 beaches, plenty of parking, cement boat ramps for trailer access, and canoe, sailboat, stand up paddle board, and kayak rentals. Topographical map. Trail
You can shore fish some areas but it is quite weedy so I prefer a canoe. There is street parking on Hopedale Street, and the boat ramp is at 42.135447,-71.544046. There is a 10hp motor limit. Good for bass and pickerel. There are usually a lot of pre-drilled ice fishing holes. 95 acres. Topographical map.
Park Pond in Choate Park in Medway, MA is good for shore fishing with the kids. You will catch small bass and sunfish here. The best places to fish are near the dam on the south side, and near the bridge on the north side. There is a playground and fields here to play at. You can walk around the whole pond.
Rocky Woods is ok for fishing with the kids, hiking, and having fun with the family. Be aware they charge a few bucks for adults to get in. It is off Hartford St. in Medfield, MA. You will catch small bass and sunfish here. A good place to fish is on the rock wall on the south side of Chickering Pond which is near the parking lot. Echo Pond is a short hike and has shore fishing too. There are horseshoe pits, a volleyball court, and covered picnic tables near the parking lot. Trail map.
This pond was extremely secluded until 2012. Unfortunately it may not be a secret farm pond any longer. Weston Nurseries sold the farm land to developers and they started building within a few hundred feet of this location shortly thereafter. I call this place the 'Testbed' because as of 2012 if you don't catch a fish with a lure here it's stinkbait, throw it away. In a canoe I'll throw on 10 different lures and catch 10 fish. I have brought friends here in my canoe, who have never caught a fish before, and we caught 20 bass in 4 hours, each! I have never caught anything bigger than 1.75 pounds here. You can shore fish or bring a canoe. It can sometimes be muddy around the pond so beware. Park
at 42.230670,-71.496689. The pond is a short walk from there.
There are multiple 3 pounders pictured in the trophy box from here and it has provided decades of the best farm pond shore fishing. In the harsh winter of 2011 it underwent some degree of winterkill and was quiet for a few years afterwards. It seems to be recovering but less people fish and farm there so it is also becoming overgrown. According to lore there is a 6 pound fish here called 'Houdini'. The 'Testbed' is also nearby. Parking is at 42.235408,-71.490258.
This Massachusetts Audobon property allows fishing because of the Great Pond Law. It is isolated and therefore has very low fishing pressure. The bite is active here, but not nearly as much for bass as it is for pickerel, and some are quite large. So don't go here unless you like catching pickerel. The southwest corner seems infested with them. Cast around pads with a Super Fluke or a Swim Senko, and use 1 foot of Seagar
The trail to the pond and parking for only a few cars is at 42.241242,-71.350010.
You'll need a canoe or kayak and it is around 1/4 of a mile walk to shore so be prepared to carry it or use a canoe cart.