Ben Ehrhardt knows well the Quinapoxet, and I’m glad he is willing to write some guest posts to share his knowledge. Thank you, Ben, for your insights and generosity! Here is his first post: The Quinapoxet is a wonderful river that doesn’t get fished too hard (except for right after stocking), and it holds trout
Thank you for all of the positive feedback on the primer on the Westfield River’s East Branch! It is motivating me to write about other rivers near metro areas. The context is that I’ve done a fair amount of driving and online research over the years to find “spots” closer to Worcester and Boston. I’ve
I did a half-day outing this weekend. Started at the Quinapoxet. Water was super low at about 31 cfs. Landed a wild brookie and quite a few fallfish. Saw some stockies, and they appeared to be scared out of their minds. They weren’t interested in what I was throwing. Unfortunately, Jurassic Park-like mosquitoes were there.
I fished the Quinapoxet and another stretch of a local river, about which I unfortunately am sworn to secrecy. Landing some good-sized fish on my 3-wt. and 6x/7x tippet made them feel like absolute brutes. At the Quinnie, I hooked three and landed a 15″ rainbow on a swinging white streamer. I’ve often had good