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    Default Visiting Buckeye looking for some suggestions...

    Hello fellow flyfishers, I'm going to be in the Boston area Nov 1-5 for work; looking for some suggestions for weekend fishing as I will have a day (maybe two) of free time. Would love to do some salt, but can't afford a guide/charter right now due to some other upcoming plans; I will have a car and am willing to drive 1-2 hours if there's some decent public access water within that range- either fresh or salt. Not looking for your secret holes, just some decent chance water and a reason to stay out of the hotel room! Appreciate any suggestions/ideas, thanks!

    Steve

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    Default Re: Visiting Buckeye looking for some suggestions...

    Quote Originally Posted by riderfisher View Post
    Hello fellow flyfishers, I'm going to be in the Boston area Nov 1-5 for work; looking for some suggestions for weekend fishing as I will have a day (maybe two) of free time. Would love to do some salt, but can't afford a guide/charter right now due to some other upcoming plans; I will have a car and am willing to drive 1-2 hours if there's some decent public access water within that range- either fresh or salt. Not looking for your secret holes, just some decent chance water and a reason to stay out of the hotel room! Appreciate any suggestions/ideas, thanks!

    Steve
    The Swift River, on Rte 9 in Ware, MA, is just a hair under two hours from Boston if you head west out the pike and take the Palmer exit. It's full of educated fish and has real clear water, but if you get the presentation right you can catch a lot of nice fish. That would be my suggestion for moving water within 2 hours of Boston.

    Houghton's Pond in the Blue Hills Reservation (Milton, MA) is supposed to be a decent spot if you're into stillwater trout fishing, and not far from Boston. I've never been there, but it does get stocked in the Fall.

    Anyway, I haven't been able to fish much at all (because of new job duties) since August , but these are the two fisheries I'm thinking about checking out on the weekend you'll be here. PM me if you want to meet up.
    Cheers,
    --Rob

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    Default Re: Visiting Buckeye looking for some suggestions...

    You're not going to find much in the salt this time of year with fly fishing.
    The game fish have moved south in their migration and except for random stragglers they'll all be south of Cape Cod and beyond at this point.
    You'll find that there's party boats out jigging for ground fish, but that's as far from fly fishing as you can get.
    In Rhode Island, it would be possible to find some fish, especially out on Block Island, but that's probably much more time and effort than you had in mind

    If it were me...... I'd take a day trip up to Maine and have myself a look-around and a lobster dinner, or I'd head out to Cape Cod and hang out with the great white sharks and the seals.
    The simpler the outfit, the more skill it takes to manage it, and the more pleasure one gets in his achievements. --- Horace Kephart

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    Default Re: Visiting Buckeye looking for some suggestions...

    My sister-in-law lives in Wellesley and she fishes. There are a couple of big ponds in Wellesley that are supposed to be pretty OK for bass & crappie. You'll have to look into the seasons & regs, but they're very close to the city. You could probably rent a kayak somewhere and get out on the Charles, too, it's got big LMB.

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    Riderfisher, I think the saltwater thing might still be going on next week. I'm headed out fly fishing the surf today and tomorrow hoping to catch some stripers. They're definitely still around right now. Feel free to private message me, there's a chance I might be able to show you around next Saturday or at least give you some good spots.

    I agree the Swift River is your best trout river closest to boston, that will be fishing very well next week with small flies.

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