Trip No. FW1205 Furnace Pond - Pembroke April 29, 2005
Weather Conditions Catch Log
TRIP TIME 6:00 - 7:00 PM
AIR TEMP 58°
SKY CONDITIONS Partly Cloudy
WIND WSW @ 18 mph
BAROMETER 29.91 +
WATER TEMP 53°
WATER CLARITY Murky
WAVE HEIGHTS N/A
SWELLS N/A
CURRENT N/A
MOON PHASE Waning Gibbous
HIGH TIDE N/A
LOW TIDE N/A
Equipment Used:
Rod Daiwa Apollo AG18
Reel Shimano AXUL-S
SPECIES LENGTH WEIGHT LURE/BAIT USED COLOR METHOD
Largemouth Bass 13.3" 1 lb. 7 oz. 1/16 oz. Rooster Tail Spinner Chart./Lime Moderate Retrieve
Calico Bass 12.1"        15 oz. 1/16 oz. Rooster Tail Spinner Chart./Lime Moderate Retrieve
Largemouth Bass 10.6"        10 oz. 1/16 oz. Rooster Tail Spinner Brown Trout Moderate Retrieve
Bluegill Sunfish   7.7"         9 oz. 1/16 oz. Rooster Tail Spinner Chart./Lime Moderate Retrieve
White Perch   8.7"         7 oz. 1/16 oz. Rooster Tail Spinner Chart./Lime Moderate Retrieve
Bluegill Sunfish   6.9"         7 oz. 1/16 oz. Rooster Tail Spinner Brown Trout Moderate Retrieve
SUMMARY :
Although this is my favorite pond, the shoreline on the north side becomes squeezed on all sides by a heavy cover of lily pads, and leaves little room for fishing. Casting a small 1/8-ounce plug in an 18mph wind is a risky proposition with lily pads all around and cost me my fire tiger Rapala minnow today. With a strong storm coming in for tomorrow, this closes out the month of April for the '05 season - a month which saw a record amount of trips (12) with fair fishing.

Although the total take of 49 fish is one of the best for April, it still pales in comparison to 1995's haul of 84 fish. This April did tie the record of nine different species set in April of 1994. Due to the fact that the end of April saw only a 44° saltwater surface temperature, I concentrated on freshwater and set a few single species records in the process, like catching a record amount of largemouth bass for April with 9 individual specimens being recorded. It was also the most golden shiner and white perch recorded in April as well. All-in-all, a decent April.

For The Record...
TRIP NUMBER TOTAL FRESH TOTAL SALT TOTAL TIME TOTAL FISH TOTAL SPECIES LARGEST SMALLEST
12 12 0 15 Hours 49 9 17.3" (1 lb. 13 oz.) 7.1" ( 3 oz. )
Compared To Last Year...
+12 +12 even +15 Hours +49 +9 +17.3" (+ 1 lb. 13 oz.) +7.1" ( +3 oz.)
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2005 South Shore Fishing