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05-16-2005, 09:10 AM
Hi all, I am looking for some fishing tips/spots in the Hillsborough area. A good friend of mine has a place in the Upper Village that I have been going to for years, however we always seem to "celebrate" instead of going fishing :wink:.
I would like to explore one of the rivers and try a new pond. I have fished Willard Pond, Beards Brook, Lake Solitude, and Smith Pond in the area. I was thinking of trying Ferrin Pond Sat morning then hit the Contoocook in the afternoon. Does anyone have any tips or information for either of these spots? I am not looking for the secret holes, just some starting points and access locations. Thanks in advance.
Oh yeah, we are equipped with canoes and float tubes. Full report to come next Monday.
05-16-2005, 09:41 AM
I can't tell you much except to say years ago Ferrin Pond was always regarded as excellent and, of course, the "Tookie" is great water. If you access the river from the back side the places to fish are "marked" buy pull-offs that have been used for years and will give you some insite into the river.
05-16-2005, 02:03 PM
In the interest of not making enemies I'm going to keep my mouth shut right now...
05-16-2005, 02:15 PM
O.K. Chucka, spit it out :?
05-16-2005, 07:54 PM
On the Contoocook, I like the Guaging Station. It's about half-way between Hillsboro and Hennicker. It's a bit hard too find ... on Western Avenue. There is a small pull-off. The guaging station and river are perhaps 80 feet from the road ... through the trees.
Also, I like the water around the steel bridge in Hennicker. Last year, a damn was removed just above this bridge. I haven't been able to fish the water below the breached damn yet. But, it is on my 'To-Do' list.
There is a popular - single hook only - area between these two spots. I have not had any luck there ... but, with all the traffic it gets, somebody has got to catch fish there.
05-18-2005, 08:02 AM
Thanks for the information and don't worry about me crowding your secret spots, I only get to this area once or twice a year. If anyone else is on the river Sat. I'll be the guy not catching fish, with a big smile, and a grey "Original 6" hat.
Anybody know what the trail into Ferrin Pond is like? Can I throw the canoe on the shoulders and carry it in or am I better off with the float tube?
Oh yeah, how bad are the black flies now....do I need one or two cases of Hav-a-tampa cigars?
05-18-2005, 10:48 AM
Leave the boat at home....trust me.
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