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10-01-2002, 08:39 PM
I was 1 for 2 tonight getting a nice 19 inch salmon. The water for the Quabin was turned back on and there is the usual current going through.

10-02-2002, 07:18 PM

Tough fishing tonight, one fish boiled aroung my fly that was all my action.

10-03-2002, 02:17 PM
Fishing the Quinny is very tough you might get one fish every ten or so times you go there.

John Desjardins
10-03-2002, 03:00 PM
The Quinny isn't tough, its the salmon that are. ;) I drove past it last night @ ~ 6:45 and it looked like there was some insect activity down by the parking area. family constraints kept me heading home or I'd have a better idea of what it was. The Stillwater looked real low @ the singing bridge.

10-03-2002, 08:04 PM
Skunked again! :mad: :mad:

10-04-2002, 07:34 PM
One for One tonight, my mother's dinner party with the main course being salmon is getting bigger and bigger. :) :)

10-04-2002, 08:36 PM
Can salmon move upstream of the Quinny pumphouse? I had heard that the fishladder (or lack of) was going to be upgraded. Any reports yet as to salmon running up the stillwater?
Thanks, DennisS

10-05-2002, 08:29 AM
I have heard they are going to upgrade the ladder also, but not sure of any details.

I have not heard of any action in the stillwater.

10-09-2002, 09:15 PM
Picked up another salmon tonight. Came up to the surface, saw the take and then the fight was on. It was 20 inches around 3 lbs. First fish I have gotten in three days. Like John says the salmon are tough to get, but that makes it all the more satisfying when you hook up.

10-12-2002, 12:41 PM
Has any body else from the board tried fishing the Quinny?

John Desjardins
10-12-2002, 10:03 PM
I have to confess that I haven't hit the Quinny since March. And even then I was well upstream of where your fishing. Now, years ago when I lived in Clinton & my wife was at grad school a couple of nights a week that was a different story.

10-13-2002, 02:21 PM
I was just wondering if I was ever seeing anyone else from the forum and not knowing it.

10-13-2002, 02:23 PM

Have you been to Springville Mills on the Quinny? I did not know that there was a community living up there years ago.

John Desjardins
10-13-2002, 10:08 PM
I don't know where Springville Mills is so I may have been there without knowing it. I do know of one spot where there are a lot of clasps for bras & garters that looks like an old factory site.

There are many old abandoned settlements along trout streams. Typically you find the cellar holes, and occassionally old breached dams. H'mm I know of an old breached dam on the Quinny in Holden. Maybe thats Springville Mills. Another example of an abandoned village is in the Bertuzzi WMA. along the Squannacoock.

10-13-2002, 11:17 PM
Yes, that would be Springville Mills. They are doing alot of work on the old railroad trail and restoring the site of Springville Mills.

10-14-2002, 04:03 PM
Sorry, the correct name for the place is Springdale Mills. You can read about it at:


John Desjardins
10-14-2002, 09:31 PM
Actually thats a different dam than what I was thinking. It is downstream from the bra clasp area. For strictly selfish reasons I hope that the access trails are not built. The difficulty of getting into the area keeps 99% of fisherman out of that area. Improved access will not help the fishery in that area.

10-15-2002, 07:38 PM
Fished below the dam again tonight, got a 5" perch, at least I didn't get skunked. :hehe:

10-16-2002, 02:04 PM
Oh ya...... I gave the perch to the resident Blue Herron Crane for a snack. He was named Bubba, by a guy that fishes the Quinny below the dam every day, by the name of Richard.

Does anybody know what the Blue Herron Crane will do during the winter? Do they migrate or will it ride out the winter in Mass. It is my guess it must migrate to some other location. Does anybody know where?

Dble Haul
10-16-2002, 02:15 PM
As long as there's open water, the birds will stay. Once it freezes up and there's ice, they'll do a soft migration to find open water. In a stream situation where there's flowing water and anchor ice, it's a coin flip. A few will stay but most will leave.

Where's Puck at? He knows this stuff better than most. :p

10-16-2002, 08:02 PM
The water from the Quabbin Res is pumped into Wachusett Res year round, so it never freezes over completely below the pump house and the dam. Bubba must ride out the winter right here.

10-20-2002, 10:05 PM
Things have been very slow. Haven't had a bite in over a week. :( :( :(

10-22-2002, 09:41 AM
Nothing again last night, I keep posting my results to give people a feel as to how tough it is to hook up on the Quinny. ;)

10-23-2002, 06:46 PM
Last night another zippo.

Tonight 0/2, had 2 on but lost them. It was good to feel a head shake again though, it has been awhile, over a week.

10-23-2002, 07:40 PM
it beats work.....(which is where I am AGAIN tonight)!

glad somebody is getting out at least!!

10-24-2002, 09:48 AM
I am using tiemco (sp?) hooks with 5x tippet, so I didn't want to be to agressive on the hook set, but it looks like I will have to set it a little harder ;).