If the Red Sox don't go on a huge run here very soon, then they will be off the radar very quickly.
As for fishing, I did some more scouting today on my bike because my office is being renovated and is completely torn apart so I worked out of the house. So for lunch today I went for an hour bike ride.
I have fished this body of water (Haggetts Pond) from the shore before for bass but I never explored beyond a small section that is easily accessible. Today I decided to take advantage of the day at home and the beautiful weather.
There are trails that encircle the pond and some of them are built on what was once the Lowell and Lawrence Railroad. Lowell played a major role in the Industrial Revolution and is called the cradle of the Industrial Revolution. Lawrence was the scene of the Bread & Roses Strike of 1912.
The above picture is an opening that appears shortly after getting on the trail. I have fished on the far side of the water pictured here. Also, you can bring electric motor boats, canoes, kayaks, etc. on this pond. If I get a kayak, then I plan on putting it in here in the fall.
A little further down the trail I found the bench in the picture above. As a matter of fact, there were a half dozen more as I biked further down this trail. Pictured is the bike I bought. I have added the water bottle, a bike lock and a new gel seat. Next week I plan on buying a rack and bag. I am using a backpack right now but want to add the rack so I can put in a spare tube, tools, etc. I also plan on getting a tire pump that I will attach on the frame.
REI is offering a free bike maintenance class next week that I plan to take.
This is the view from the bench. The water is clear and the shoreline is rocky so I plan to throw some bass flies here some day in the near future.
I am heading to Boothbay Harbor, Maine tomorrow for work so on my way back I am going to head to the ORVIS outlet in Kittery, Maine to see if I can find a four piece fly rod. If all goes right, then this fall should be packed with striper fishing, trout fishing and bass fishing on the Quabbin Reservoir (Quabbin Reservoir).