Katie Curran holding a rainbow trout she caught last weekend at a pond on Cape Cod.
Unfortunately, the Nor’easter presumably caused several local tackle shops to close their doors on Thursday. Nonetheless, we’re currently in a transition period as some of the lakes and ponds have skim ice on the surface, but it’s not thick enough to safely fish on them with a tip-up or jigging rod.
If you can find a pond or lake without skim ice, try targeting trout with an Al’s Goldfish Lure, roostertails, PowerBait, spoons, or a jerkbait. Marys Pond in Rochester and Johns Pond in Mashpee were both stocked with trout in the fall. For a full list of stocked lakes and ponds, click here.
In the meantime, I recommend becoming familiar with the techniques and equipment used to ice fish.