The calico bass
don't seem too picky about our flies on this day - Deceiver and Clouser style flies all work.
, though present and successfully breeding in many commonwealth lakes, ponds and slow-flowing streams, are not native to Massachusetts.
Fishermen have been weighing in calico bass
in the two-pound range and white perch over 1-1/2 pounds from Wachusett, while Daniel Johnson of the Jefferson section of Holden fooled a 3-pound, 9-ounce smallmouth.
Brimfield Reservoir is consistently giving up trophy bass - from 5 to 7 pounds - while Big Alum Pond is a safe bet for big trout and Cedar and Walker ponds are catering to the crowd that favors calico bass
, yellow perch and pickerel; all are located in Sturbridge.
Today Morton lands a mixed bag: an undersized lingcod, a couple of sand dabs, several olive rockfish and some calico bass
Trophy pike and calico bass
catches highlighted the recent Brookfields' Lions Club Derby with anglers turning out in large numbers to participate in the annual event based at Quaboag Pond.
Cash prizes ranging from $25 to $200 will be awarded in the adult division for the top 10 fish in five species: yellow perch, calico bass
, bass, pout and pickerel.
The Placentia angler likes to fish the inside of harbors for sand bass, calico bass
, halibut and squid.
seem to be the most active species, LeClaire said.
He says he also landed six calico bass
, all legal size.
This does not affect fishing for other species, such as white seabass, yellowtail, halibut, barracuda or sand or calico bass
Minimum lengths have been increased for eligible fish - pike, 32 inches; bass, 19 inches; pickerel, 22 inches; and, yellow perch, calico bass
, and pout, 12 inches.