Just a little story about our Fishing day on Hatch Pond and the South River. Keith (a.k.a. Ktbone), Ziggy and me got together on Saturday (Opening of the Trout Ponds in New Hampshire) to fish and we had a wonderful day. Please read and enjoy.
Members Fish Hatch Pond and the South River
by: Lee Goldsmith
The day started out cold and a little windy. I got up at 5:30 am knowing that it takes about 45 minutes to get to the meeting place at Hatch Pond. This allowed me to go to the Eaton Village Store and get some hot breakfast before meeting up with Keith and Ziggy.
At 7:30 am they arrived at the meeting place and I got to know the two as I have never met them before. We all suited up in waders to fish the shore line of the pond. By the way this is a very easy pond to fish from shore. There are many places to wade out and the bottom for the most part is solid and easy to walk on. The only trick is to make sure you don't trip over a submerged log as I did twice and luckily did not fall. We started out by walking down the shore to the outlet of the pond and we all took up positions and started fishing. Keith was the first to hook up and then Ziggy.
Keith said he wanted to try the Float Tub that Ziggy brought with them so up to the truck he went and got the tub. Ziggy and I kept trying different spots on the shore and now and then a fish would get caught. Keith was underway in the Tub and was having a great deal of good luck and was catching many fish, some he said were up to 14 inches in size. Finally I did catch a fish and I was able to catch several more before the morning was over.
At the South River we pulled into the packing place and found one other fisherman there, he was about to leave and told us he had hooked 4, so there was hope the fishing would be good. It turned out to be much better then I had expected. It was a little slow at the start, Ziggy had said he had a very small fish on and thought it to be a wild fish. I assured him I dought that was the case, that river gets extremely low in the hot summer weather and I dought any fish can survive it. I hooked into a very nice fish just below the honey hole I had some luck in two years ago. The honey hole did not produce any fish and may be were the previous fisherman had hooked his fish.
Check all the photos, taken by Ziggy in this slide show: