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No report, 2 days, 3 small Bows and 1 Bass at 42 feet down. Huge May Fly hatch, YOY Smelt now bite size and with two missing Salmon year classes, Squam has slowed to a crawl. Even the Bass fisherman are feeling the slow bite.
We were spotting big arches down deep and decided to send one down to see what we could muster up, you guessed it, a nice 3 pound Smallie. When Bass are in colder water deep, you know they are after YOY smelt and with May Flys to boot it's been a very difficult bite.
Even live bait fisherman that I know had a rough weekend.
we have been seeing more and more big arches the past week or 10 days and I can only suspect they are Bass moving in for the banquet and not the remaining big Salmon.
Even the big Bows seem to have dried up the past 10 days or so and they eat almost anything.
If you can, go to the Salt water for Fathers Day Stripers, I'd go for it. As for me I have a Red Sox game Friday night, to see "Manny being Manny" (free tickets for birthday, so I have to go) and my grandaughters dance recital Saturday and maybe back to fishless Squam for Fathers Day.
Hoping action will pick up in July/early August when fish move deeper into Squam's limited deeper basins. Water level is the lowest I've seen it in June for quite a few years.
Surface water was 65 degrees, down 6 or 7 degress from last weekend, "come on Sun". With colder water temps and low water it feels more like late fall than June. Some people don't have their docks or boats in yet and I see Riveredge Marina has docks available for as low as 1000.00. Seems like cool, rainy weekends are realy hurting the area.
May sneak back up mid-week or Thursday for another try.
Doesn't sound good at all...
I had the same experience last Sunday, couple of smallies and a large pickerel @ 40+ feet. Only saving grace was a 3.5 bow off Deephaven.
Just got back from my youngest's HS graduation in the seacoast, think I'll head down and do a few loops before dark, despite the doom and gloom.
Any luck in that trench the last couple of weeks? Man those riggers worked the nuts in there!!!
Sorry to hear about the slow down. That said, can't say I'm surprised. Two missing year classes of salmon and plenty of natural bait make it a tough lake to build your confidence up on right now.
Enjoy the Sox game.
Got out for a few hours after dinner. Cloudy, but skies never opened up. Caught a couple small bass in the deep 30's and had a number of false releases.
Just put on a couple of new Chamberlains, so mostly likely its due to my settings. Agree 100% as far as the appeal of the lake - much easier to take a bad day (even a season) when surrounded by such a beautiful setting.
My expectations are always tempered, but it's still exciting to know that hooking into a heavyweight is always a possibility!