Neponset Reservoir, Foxboro, MA

I've fished this place a few times now and I've had mixed results but I know for a fact there are some big fish in there. The Neponset Reservoir is the biggest body of water that I've fished and at first glance it seemed like an amazing find. There are sections of thick lilly pads, long grass, different points and coves, and a huge area that is all submerged tree stumps.

The first time I went, it was late in the season and it was all choked up with weeds. It's difficult to know where the bass are holding when they could presumably be anywhere. That said, I fished a night tournament here in late May and we killed it on top water. With multiple 3#s on the MS Slammer and a 4-8 on the Whopper Plopper. only fished here once but it was the most disappointing day of fishing I have ever experienced. I've been back a few times since then, catching about 20 fish each day, the biggest going 3-9.

You can find a public launch and some parking at the end of Kersey Road. Pretty much the entire shore of the reservoir is privately owned and as far as I can find there's really no shore access outside of the boat launch.

The reservoir is divided into two halves, eastern and western halves.  If you drop your boat in at Kersey, you will be in the southern end of the western half.  The most success I had was in the coves just to the east of the launch and at the northern and eastern sides of Crescent Island.

This will be one of my go to spots moving forward, especially early in the year before the weeds are too thick.

Successful Baits:
Shore Fishing? Yes but very limited.
Boat Access? Yes, on Kersey Road
Boat Ramp? Yes

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