You'll quickly see that there is heavy vegetation along the shore, especially on the Cove side. Most of my success has come from landing a senko or rubber frog into holes between lilly pads. On the river side, it's a little more open and you've got space to throw something with an open hook. I've caught a few running a white spinner along the weed line.
You can also find some shore access by driving up the end of the road to the round about in the image below. There's a path going up the side of the Charles, which has various opening to cast from.
I've only fished from the shore here, but I'm dying to get a boat out on there. I constantly see fishing breaking on both the cove and river side just a little bit out of casting range. There's also a bunch of structure in the cove that I'd love to fish, including a bunch of tree stumps in the southern corner.
It's a pretty small spot and not too much more to say. Tight lines!
- Yamamoto 5" Senko Worms - Watermelon w/ red flake, Pumpkin seed, Blue Magic, Green w/ purple flake
- Strike King KVD Spinnerbait - Super Shad
Boat Access? Yes - on Forest Grove Rd
Boat Ramp? No, kayak or car topper access only
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