Trip No. FW1905 Clark Pond - Marshfield May 22, 2005
Weather Conditions Catch Log
TRIP TIME 10:30 - 12:30 AM
AIR TEMP 51°
SKY CONDITIONS Overcast
WIND NW @ 10 mph
BAROMETER 29.70 -
WATER TEMP 56°
WATER CLARITY Cloudy
WAVE HEIGHTS N/A
SWELLS N/A
CURRENT N/A
MOON PHASE Waxing Gibbous
HIGH TIDE N/A
LOW TIDE N/A
Equipment Used:
Rod Berkley Bionix X12
  Type  Casting
  Length  5'2"
  Action  Med-Light
Reel Zebco 202
  Type  Spincast
  Line  Monofilament
  Strength  10 lb.
SPECIES LENGTH WEIGHT LURE/BAIT USED COLOR METHOD
Brook Trout  13.0" 1 lb. 1 oz. Berkley Power Nugget Pink Still Fishing
SUMMARY :
This is a private pond owned by the Marshfield Rod and Gun Club. Every year they put on a fantastic fishing derby for children of the south shore. It is a very well run event with prizes for the kids in multiple age groups. They stock this pond with a mix of rainbow and brook trout of various size. Many of the fish are in the 12-14" size, but they put some real whoppers in here as well, to spice the action.

There are basically two areas to fish - a large area in the middle with plenty of shoreline and a shallower end with limited shoreline. Last year was my daughter's first year fishing in the derby and since I didn't realize they stocked the pond with trout, I had not prepared her with trout-catching gear and methods. Hence, we fished away from the beaten path where she loaded up on perch and sunfish in decent sizes. This year I promised her she would catch her first trout, which she did, - a beautiful brookie listed here. However, this center area of the pond seems devoid of the other species and she caught nothing else.

This year the weather was a bit cold for the kids and we didn't last as long as we did the previous year. The cool weather didn't hamper the crowd, though, as it was literally elbow-to-elbow people. Despite the crowd and weather, the picture of my daughter with her first trout is priceless.

For The Record...
TRIP NUMBER TOTAL FRESH TOTAL SALT TOTAL TIME TOTAL FISH TOTAL SPECIES LARGEST SMALLEST
21 19 2 31 Hours 109 12 20.8" (4 lbs. 8 oz.) 5.9" ( 2 oz. )
Compared To Last Year...
+20 +18 +2 +27 Hours +102 +9 +10.2" (+ 3 lbs. 15 oz.) +1.3" ( -1 oz.)
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2005 South Shore Fishing