I also got in some freshwater pond fishing while down on the Cape.
I don’t know but I can’t shake the notion that with the cold rainy spring warmwater fishing is still a bit behind? Maybe that isn’t the case in central and western Mass, which have arguably had better weather than nearer the coast – but I haven’t been out that way fishing in several weeks so I can’t say. Anyone else have updates on the warmwater fishing? The fish are shallow and active on the warm, sunny days then disappear when the weather turns. I guess that’s true any spring but this spring there’s been more of the cold days than nice days. Bass and sunfish have been constructing their nests but I haven’t seen any obvious signs of the males sticking around to guard them for the most part. I’ve been having to coax bites out of lethargic fish instead of the usual aggression this time of year. I looked back at last year and I was fishing in 80+ degree weather catching bluegills and bass with relative ease. Next week looks nicer and I’d like to get out to look around for some more. Hopefully I’ll have some good reports.