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Sauder's Boat Livery

April 15, 2024 - 09:18:07

News from Skip at Saunders Boat Livery, Inc. in Southwick, is that nothing much has changed regarding bass fishing at Congamond Lakes. Water is still cold, and bass tight to bottom in deep water. When feeding, the bass move up to drop edges in twenty feet where they can be taken on bottom-bounced lures, a Ned Rig being popular. Skip has seen some largemouths cruising the shoreline but has not been successful enticing any to strike. A recent two-man team tournament produced a winning five-fish total of 16 pounds, not bad considering how difficult the fishing has been. Trout action remains good. Skip’s buddy—the one who popped the 26-inch brown mentioned in last week’s report—logged another big brownie, a 5-pounder, on a Ned Rig in twenty feet of water.

April 08, 2024 - 10:53:08

News from Skip at Saunders Boat Livery, Inc. in Southwick, is that water temperature at Congamond Lakes is fluctuating according to weather but generally hovering around the forty-six-degree mark. Most bass are still tight to bottom in deep water, but Skip has been seeing increasing numbers cruising close to shore. Trout action is very good, and some big browns and rainbows are available. Skip’s buddy, for instance, popped a 26-inch brown on a Ned Rig. Since trout are stocked off both ramps at Middle Pond—one located at Point Grove Road in the north end, the other situated off Berkshire Road near Saunders Boat Livery in the south end—Skip recommends fishing for trout in those areas. Anglers who do not have a boat can find room to fish from shore or off the pier at the Point Grove Point ramp and off the shoreline adjacent to the Berkshire Road launch. Fishing off the ramps and boat docks is not allowed.