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Another Pond, Another Largemouth

Now, Mill Pond is not just a place I drive past on the way home.

It's good, having goals.

This year, a fishing goal of mine is to fish every pond in Falmouth. So, driving home after some paddling and fishing in Waquoit Bay, I parked at the . (But not to venture across the street to .)

I pulled on the waders and went down behind the library to cast into the lily pads of Mill Pond, a spot I had not fished since the 1980's—which brings me back to my point about goals being good things.

The "Fish Every Pond" goal got me to fish the pond, not just drive past it yet again.

I cast a two-tone green worm at some lily pads and got a hit.

As I pulled in a 4-pound largemouth bass, a voice behind me said, "Now, that's beats a stick in the eye.''

It was a man about to launch his aluminum boat.

We chatted, I released the bass and told myself, yes, there are plenty of big bass in Falmouth's ponds.

I also felt blessed. We have, of course, striper fishing until at least October. And so much fresh-water fishing in town.

Got to get my kayak into Morse Pond behind the soon. It has been 10 years since I fished there.

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Kathy June 07, 2011 at 12:18 AM
That's great Mike that you have your goal for this season by visiting every pond.Your passion is driven to accomplish your goal....ok and you should skip into Smittys for a job well done.Good Luck !
George Burbanck December 08, 2011 at 01:19 AM
I am not sure how all this e-stuff works but I was just thinking about bass fishing on the cape. I think there is a strange hybrid large/smallmouth especially in lakes that haven't been stocked. Shivrick's Pond behind Eastman's used to be a lot bigger and had tons of pickeral, but no bass. Then they put bass in but they were skinny and silver, not the deep colors of the Morse Pond Bass. I haven't fished for Crappie at Morse Pond lately but there use to be a ton of them there. I have a kayak and a small John boat with an electric (high tech, no?) and I have thought ot doing the same thing--Have you tried the old ice pond down toward Sippiwissett? I think it is Flax Pond--nothing too big but pretty--great place to swim when Nobska is too chilly. Let me know what else is good--I use Rapalas and big black worms. Sometimes hula-poppers in the evening are fun too. I have not hit 6 lb. A bunch of 5+, 22, 23 inches but they are tall and thick-bodied. Maybe we'll see you out there--I'll have a Red Sox hat like everybody else but VA tags. Cheers.

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