FISH STORIES: Fishing areas recover from wrath of Hurricane Jose – Sports – Needham Times

Plymouth resident Ken Almeida has been fishing in the area all his life. His column appears every other week during the fishing season. If you have a fish story you’d like to share, write to him care of the Old Colony Memorial, 182 Standish Ave., Plymouth, MA 02360.

The high wind and rain of Hurricane Jose really slowed the fishing down for a few days. However, last week, the Canal really picked up at the end of the week and the schoolie-sized stripers were all over the bay on the weekend. Last Sunday, Zach Hobson took his son out and they caught 17 bass in about an hour’s time of fishing. Zach used his fresh water rod and reel and really had some fun with these schoolies!

A few fishermen have recently asked about the trout stocking, and the state will begin the fall program over the next couple of weeks. From what I hear, fishing from the boat has still been good at Long Pond, and now that the summer activities are over at Little Pond, the fishing will definitely improve, especially after it is stocked!

Russell and Sawmill ponds

In case you are not familiar with these two ponds, they are both located in North Plymouth on Bourne Road. I give you the location of these two “trout” ponds, because when I went down to Town Hall a few years ago, whoever was in the office of the Conservation Commission did not know where they were located. Both of these reclaimed trout ponds are stocked in the spring by the state. When I was a kid, they were first “cleaned out” and stocked in the early fifties.

About five years ago, after a few days of rain, a very large tree was uprooted and fell across Russell Pond. I personally called the tree warden and inquired about removing this tree. Obviously, it fell on deaf ears, because the tree remains across the pond. The state only stocks these two ponds in the spring, and I’m very surprised that they haven’t been concerned about removing this tree.

I took a short ride up Bourne Road and both of…

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