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Offline SalmonAndStriper Stalker

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Any open water
« on: Feb 21, 2018, 10:45 AM »
Does anyone know of any places around the Worcester are that are open enough to launch and take a boat out. Looking to scratch the itch.

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Re: Any open water
« Reply #1 on: Feb 21, 2018, 01:22 PM »
Does anyone know of any places around the Worcester are that are open enough to launch and take a boat out. Looking to scratch the itch.

Jumping the gun a bit on that one. Every place I know of with a boat ramp in the area has lots of ice - some still fishable

Offline saintonionis

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Re: Any open water
« Reply #2 on: Feb 21, 2018, 01:42 PM »
Only open water I know is cape cod. You won’t find a sliver of ice anywhere from Plymouth - Provincetown.

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Re: Any open water
« Reply #3 on: Feb 21, 2018, 01:56 PM »
saw a lot of it today in eastern mass

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Re: Any open water
« Reply #4 on: Feb 21, 2018, 02:04 PM »
Quinsig still has a lot of ice. Just drove by but I have no clue if it's safe. It doesn't look to friendly.

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Re: Any open water
« Reply #5 on: Feb 21, 2018, 02:39 PM »
Quinsig still has a lot of ice. Just drove by but I have no clue if it's safe. It doesn't look to friendly.

I doubt it is safe. Think more like Rutland area if you want safe ice. Or else drive to Plymouth with the boat and let me know how the trout are biting!

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Re: Any open water
« Reply #6 on: Feb 21, 2018, 02:54 PM »
may head down the cape. catch tons of trout in the sandwich barnstable area. my buddy got a 5lb brown a couple of weeks ago.

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Re: Any open water
« Reply #7 on: Feb 21, 2018, 03:18 PM »
I'll be open water fishing by Sunday ;D
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Re: Any open water
« Reply #8 on: Feb 21, 2018, 03:29 PM »
Most, if not all of the major rivers in the state are wide open.
Unfortunately the majority of open water ponds/lakes would be in southern Mass, and everywhere else will still have ice.
Of course the problem will be the lack of safe shoreline ice to get to the "safer" ice...


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Re: Any open water
« Reply #9 on: Feb 21, 2018, 06:15 PM »
The north side of dark brook is wide open

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Re: Any open water
« Reply #10 on: Feb 22, 2018, 11:16 AM »
Webster lake is wide open

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Re: Any open water
« Reply #11 on: Feb 22, 2018, 01:08 PM »
Lots of stuff opened up yesterday

Offline SalmonAndStriper Stalker

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Re: Any open water
« Reply #12 on: Feb 22, 2018, 01:12 PM »
Looking like I may be doing a trout run to the cape. Can't decide whether I want to drag the boat down or fish from shore. May even bust out the fly rod :)

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Re: Any open water
« Reply #13 on: Feb 22, 2018, 05:34 PM »
Flint pond looked like the ice was gone

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Re: Any open water
« Reply #14 on: Feb 22, 2018, 06:14 PM »
Looking like I may be doing a trout run to the cape. Can't decide whether I want to drag the boat down or fish from shore. May even bust out the fly rod :)
Bite has been fine from shore

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Re: Any open water
« Reply #15 on: Feb 22, 2018, 06:19 PM »
Flint pond looked like the ice was gone
The boat ramp access was iffy on 2/9 when I was there.

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Re: Any open water
« Reply #16 on: Feb 22, 2018, 06:22 PM »
Bite has been fine from shore
was thinking of just fishing from shore. much less hastle than the boat. any fly hatches and fish rising?

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Re: Any open water
« Reply #17 on: Feb 22, 2018, 06:22 PM »

Paradise Pond in Princeton is open ... right off Rt 31.
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Re: Any open water
« Reply #18 on: Feb 24, 2018, 04:19 PM »
Everything is open now.  😢
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Re: Any open water
« Reply #19 on: Feb 24, 2018, 04:54 PM »
anyone know if quinsig is open

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Re: Any open water
« Reply #20 on: Feb 24, 2018, 05:01 PM »
It looked really loose during the week couldn't tell if it is for sure . I'd think it would be.
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Re: Any open water
« Reply #21 on: Feb 24, 2018, 07:05 PM »
anyone know if quinsig is open

As of today there was still some decent skim ice

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Re: Any open water
« Reply #22 on: Feb 24, 2018, 07:35 PM »
Yes Quinsig is wide open from the 290 bridge as far as you can see towards rt 9.  I would imagine it is wide open tho.
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Re: Any open water
« Reply #23 on: Feb 24, 2018, 10:40 PM »
thanks for the info. time to uncover the boat. i will give it a shot this week for some trout.

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Re: Any open water
« Reply #24 on: Feb 25, 2018, 04:26 PM »
I drove by quinsig yesterday and its absolutely wide open. Im fishing it tomorrow on the worcester side.
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Re: Any open water
« Reply #25 on: Feb 25, 2018, 07:20 PM »
Went yak fishing yesterday and today around here.  Cheers to those walking on water

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Re: Any open water
« Reply #26 on: Feb 26, 2018, 12:47 PM »
Everything is open now.  😢
Not true if your willing to drive a little. Still fish able ice in MA.
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Re: Any open water
« Reply #27 on: Feb 27, 2018, 02:53 PM »
A1 in Westborough is wide open- nice ramp too
https://www.mass.gov/files/documents/2018/01/03/A1site.pdf


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Re: Any open water
« Reply #28 on: Feb 28, 2018, 06:41 PM »
A1 in Westborough is wide open- nice ramp too
https://www.mass.gov/files/documents/2018/01/03/A1site.pdf


Was there the other day.  Watch out for the stick coming out from the right side of the ramp.  Be prepared to back way in to launch your boat.
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