Dan's Tackle Box

Wachusett Reservoir, MA, 4/25/2019

I tracked 7 miles of trails and shoreline at the Wachusett Reservoir today, starting from gate 35. A fish took a swipe at, and missed, a Rapala off Tahanto Point. Later, on Bull Rock, while hurling a large saltwater plug, a Daiwa SP Minnow, a big fish slammed the lure but came unbuttoned during the fight. Disappointed, I head back towards 35, stopping at a small cove on the way to catch a 4.5 pound largemouth on a black shaky head jig rigged with a black swimbait trailer, and then was so excited.

Largemouth bass at the Wachusett Reservoir

Largemouth bass at the Wachusett Reservoir

Fish scale reading at the Wachusett Reservoir

Bull Rock at the Wachusett Reservoir