Video: Bass Fishing on the Lower Charles River

I’ve been intrigued about fishing for largemouth and smallmouth bass on the lower Charles River ever since I read about Capt. Greg Miner’s charter service, Charles River Outdoor Company. Miner routinely catches bass up to 4 pounds in the shadow of the Boston skyline, and I wanted to get in on some of that urban action.

Miner fishes the shallows as traffic roars by on Storrow Drive. Photo Tom Richardson

I got my chance in late May 2014, when I shot the accompanying video. As you’ll see, the Charles River hosts a bona fide urban bass fishery. It’s also a success story about how a once-defiled and defamed waterway can be rejuvenated for all to enjoy.

If you’re interested in a truly unique urban fishing experience, contact Charles River Outdoor Company, (508) 560-2496. Miner also guides on the upper portions of the river, as well as local lakes and ponds in the metro Boston area.

Learn more about boating on the lower Charles River in Boston.