Trip No. FW1805 Island Pond - Plymouth May 14, 2005
Weather Conditions Catch Log
TRIP TIME 3:00 - 7:00 PM
AIR TEMP 57°
SKY CONDITIONS Cloudy
WIND SSE @ 8 mph
BAROMETER 29.97 -
WATER TEMP 50°
WATER CLARITY Cloudy
WAVE HEIGHTS N/A
SWELLS N/A
CURRENT N/A
MOON PHASE Waxing Crescent
HIGH TIDE N/A
LOW TIDE N/A
Equipment Used:
Rod Daiwa Apollo AG18
  Type  Spinning
  Length  4'6"
  Action  Ultralight
Reel Shimano AXUL-S
  Type  Ultralight Spinning
  Line  Monofilament
  Strength  4 lb.
SPECIES LENGTH WEIGHT LURE/BAIT USED COLOR METHOD
Chain Pickerel  21.8" 2 lbs. 2 oz. Live Minnow N/A Still Fishing
Chain Pickerel  21.2" 1 lb. 15 oz. Live Minnow N/A Still Fishing
Chain Pickerel  20.7" 1 lb. 10 oz. Live Minnow N/A Still Fishing
Chain Pickerel  20.2" 1 lb.  8 oz. 1/16 oz. Rooster Tail Spinner Brown Trout Moderate Retrieve
Chain Pickerel  17.5" 1 lb.  7 oz. Live Minnow N/A Still Fishing
Calico Bass  11.6"        14 oz. 1/18 oz. Rapala Husky Jerk Purple Perch Slow Jerk Retrieve
Chain Pickerel  14.8"        11 oz. 1/16 oz. Rooster Tail Spinner Black/Gold Moderate Retrieve
Yellow Perch  10.7"        10 oz. 1/18 oz. Rapala Husky Jerk Purple Perch Slow Jerk Retrieve
Calico Bass  10.3"         9 oz. 1/16 oz. Rooster Tail Spinner Brown Trout Moderate Retrieve
Bluegill Sunfish   7.2"         8 oz. 1/18 oz. Rapala Husky Jerk Purple Perch Slow Retrieve
Bluegill Sunfish   6.7"         7 oz. 1/16 oz. Rooster Tail Spinner Brown Trout Moderate Retrieve
SUMMARY :
This pond's most predominate species is pickerel by far, or at least it was this day. Shoreline access is nebulous - waders are a must if you want to fish here. Be careful too, I was shocked how quickly the shoreline drops off. You wouldn't think that this pond is as deep as it is looking at it from the road.

This pond is actually a bit tough to see from the road, but the godfather of my child luckily knows the area well and acted as my guide. He also did well catching numerous large pickerel and a couple of largemouth bass.

For The Record...
TRIP NUMBER TOTAL FRESH TOTAL SALT TOTAL TIME TOTAL FISH TOTAL SPECIES LARGEST SMALLEST
18 18 0 25 Hours 105 9 21.8" (2 lbs. 2 oz.) 5.9" ( 2 oz. )
Compared To Last Year...
+18 +18 even +25 Hours +105 +9 +21.8" (+ 2 lbs. 2 oz.) +5.9" ( +2 oz.)
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2005 South Shore Fishing