Summer Sunset River Monster

Summer Sunset River Monster

Cody Rubner

Acton  Massachusetts

I was fishing with my father late Wednesday afternoon, trying to catch anything willing to bite. I had caught some solid bass my past couple trips on the river, and lost way too many lures to the toothy critters prowling the weedy shores. This trip looked like it was going to end in disappointment; a couple hour trip that produced merely a single one pound bass. Our last spot to hit that night was a small, weedy inlet just before the opening to Fairhaven Bay. It was worth the trip upstream, as this spot produced all the nights entertainment. Two casts later, I was hooked into a monster northern that pulled the canoe in circles at will. I took a tactical approach to fighting the beast, and after some time we had landed the biggest fish I've ever seen exit the Sudbury River - a true Massachusetts river monster.

Species: Northern Pike

Date Caught: 08/14/2013

Kept / Released: Released

Region of Catch: Region 1

Length: 47"

Weight: 25

Lure / Bait used: Lure | White and perch-colored skirt Spinnerbait

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