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Farm Pond is a great place for beginner anglers in the Framingham area. This pond is pretty shallow but has substantial vegetation and fish habitat. This pond will allow you to practice the skills that will translate to bigger bodies of water. New to kayak fishing? Bring out your kayak and launch it to work on your setup. Practice on this smaller pond before making your way to the larger reservoirs. Not a ton of pressure on this pond which will allow you to practice different techniques. Distinctly different types of structure helps with that as well. You probably won’t pull out a monster but I haven’t been skunked yet. Largemouth Bass and Chain Pickerel are prevalent with Yellow Perch scattered in. Parking is limited but I’ve never seen it full. Plenty of fishable shoreline on the West side. Great place for kids and beginner anglers.
There are giant fish in lake Attitash (back river) but finding them are usually the tricky part. This is probably the most diverse lake in the area if you are looking to catch multiple species as well when it comes to pan fish. Yellow Perch, crappie, White Perch, Bluegill, Pumpkinseed sunfish, and some other breeds of sunfish, and they can all be caught anywhere in the lake. But not as easy for Bass. Tons of pickerel if anyone likes them 😂
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