Gatekeeper off duty for the season but ramp still in use…

With the passing of Labor day,  the ramp gatekeeper provided by the town is off duty for the season but the State Boat Ramp on Manchaug Pond is still open.  This morning boats roared out after 6:30 a.m. for some fishing.

Manchaug Pond definitely sees less activity with the arrival of September as the children have gone back to school, the weather has brought lower temps (this morning 54F), winter drawdown necessitates the removal of the shore docked boats, and the summer camps and campgrounds sadly wind down for the close of their season.

Manchaug Pond Saturday, September 11, 2010 22 6:30 AM 7:00 AM 3:00 PM Pioneer Valley Bass Anglers
Manchaug Pond Sunday, September 12, 2010 12 6:30 AM 7:00 AM 3:00 PM New England Bassmasters of R.I.
Manchaug Pond Saturday, September 18, 2010 11 6:30 AM 7:00 AM 1:00 PM A-1 Bassmasters
Manchaug Pond Saturday, September 26, 2010 20 6:30 AM 7:00 AM 3:00 PM Iceholes
Manchaug Pond Sunday, October 03, 2010 15 6:30 AM 7:00 AM 2:00 PM Central Mass Smallmouth

The ramp continues to offer public access to the great pond through all seasons – leaving our summer swimming and summer sports for the enjoyment of some fall fishing, kayaking, etc and then on to winter sports of ice fishing, snowmobiling and cross country skiing …   enjoy the day!