1. I have now caught just about every species in CT with this luckycraft crankbait with this fat little perch. Largemouth, smalllmouh, two kinds of trout, piceral, ...more pike, and even a blue guill. Just need a crappie to round it out, lol.

    1. Bryan Harper 0
      Nice Perch!
  2. Great day fishing, caught 13 bass, 12 were smallmouth plus 3 brown trout, here is the pick of the smallmouth, a PB for smallmouth at 4.1 lbs. All were caught on ...more a Lucky Craft Crankbait. Highland Lake, Winsted, CT

  3. 2nd Rainbow Trout, caught on Luckycraft Crankbait, Hoadley Pond, Seymour CT

  4. First couple fish of the year, Rainbow Trout, caught on a lucky craft crankbait, Hoadley Pond, Seymour CT

  5. In what has been a winter with limited fishing opportunities and being in fishing purgatory in CT, my wife’s Christmas present of Mystery Takle Box was really appreciated. ...more Revived first box this week. First off was surprised by how much was in it, second, it had 3 crank baits. For a guy who throws 90% soft plastics in various ways, it will force me to try different techiques and styles, which I need to do to get better.

    1. Daniel Mitchel 0
      Nice baits!
    2. Andy Figiel 0
      nice...great lady you have!πŸ‘
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  6. Second "first fish" catch from today's fishing group.

  7. I run a fishing group out of a private special education school in Southern CT where I also teach PE and Fitness. Our students have wide range of physical and intellectual ...more disabilities combined with trauma history that makes it very difficult for them to attend school in their districts so they send them to us. The kids are considered clients with very strict privacy protection. I can't take a pic of so much as their hand and post it anywhere. I was reluctant to even post about it till now. But what I have done for 52 kids since April(about half of kids who participated) up till our last trip today, is help them catch their first fish, more sunfish and pickerel than bass, but still special. I take a photo like this one from today, put it through a color printer, laminate it, and present it to them. There are days when I have to grit my teeth, like today when a student cast my $16 chatterbait Jackhammer in a tree then snapped it off by pulling, and all I could do was watch it drop in the water. Or my Livingston noise making lure which stares down at me way high up in a tree from another spot, a casualty of an earlier trip. Shame on me for not getting it off the rod quick enough, lol. But it's all worth it when see a young person literally break out in tears from seeing a bull frog for first time as we do pond exploration as well. Anyway I know this post is a book but with so much negativity in the world just felt like sharing.

    1. Matt Palmisano 0
      Thanks Kevin
    2. Kevin McCarthy 0
      That was an awesome story! Got to give you a good feeling! Lots of pride loved it !
    3. Matt Palmisano 0
      Than you guys all for positive comments.
    4. Bryan Harper 0
      Nice job! Beautiful Gill! πŸ‘πŸ‘Š
    5. Jimbo Harwood 0
      That is amazing MattπŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘ŠπŸ‘ŠπŸ‘ŠπŸ‘ŠπŸ‘Š And bravo on keeping calm with your lure in a tree.. Really is something special that your doing bro🍻🍻
    6. Brian Quisenberry 0
      That's awesome Matt!! Your a good man!!
    7. Robert Coleman 0
      Awesome Matt! πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»
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  8. Decent pickerel today at Secret Lake, Avon CT, with a white chatterbait with Sassy Sally swim minnow trailer in white.

  9. I think I'm about to right off my honey hole when all I pulled out is this thing, lol. Not sure what it actually is, a carp? Sucker? Anyway, ugly thing caught ...more on Gizit weighted minnow head, with a curly tail minnow. At once awesome Hoadly Pond, Seymour CT.

    1. Matt Palmisano 0
      LOL! Glad this post started a bit of fun debate. Thank you for the input. On one of my previous posts I caught a golden shiner that was similar in color to this ...more but with a less sucker-like mouth, and a few of you guys knew right away when I was stumped.
    2. Christopher Fidler 0
      the largest family of fish species in the world are known as "minnows" , there are dozens of kinds of chubs in that family as well as shiners and carp ...more and so on. They are all in the same classification and they make up almost 2/3rds of the fish in the world lol. I love fish identification and Ichthyology so when someone asks to identify a fish I quite enjoy taking the time to fully read multiple articles, research and develop an actual understanding of what is going on under the water. Over 4000 species of "creek chubs" out there ........ im sure some of them don't not get over 20 inches.....
    3. Kevin McCarthy 0
      So let me get this strait it's not a creek chub it's a fall fish.
    4. Christopher Fidler 0
      Definitely a fall fish jay!
    5. Christopher Fidler 0
      except every lacking characteristic....
    6. jay t. 0
    7. Kevin McCarthy 0
      I guess we could call it a gold fish then since its in the cyprinidae family! Lol
    8. Christopher Fidler 0
      Matt asked lol hence the Ichthyology lesson.
    9. Kevin McCarthy 0
      Either way it's bait! I don't target sucker unless it's for bait Lol!
    10. Christopher Fidler 0
      A fall fish is a chub in the fish family Cyprinidae and we often catch them in the 16 to 20 inch range lol.
    11. Christopher Pereira 0
      creek chub, fallfish, redhorse...who cares it's bait for a monster!
    12. Kevin McCarthy 0
      Creek chub don't get no 20 inches! Google it 10 to 12 inches is a big creek chub!
    13. Christopher Fidler 0
      Fall fish
    14. Christopher Fidler 0
      We caught creek chubs in the 20 inch range!
    15. Russ Emanuel 0
      looks like a common redhorse. they usually live in small rivers and streams. similar to a creek chub, but grow a lot bigger.
    16. Kevin McCarthy 0
      Must be a different breed because average size is around 6 inches for creek chub!
    17. Robert Coleman 0
      That is a monster creek chub! Great bait for Bass / Catfish, etc....πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»
    18. Creek Chub
    19. Kevin McCarthy 0
      Looks like a sucker to me! Tight lines! That's all that matters !
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  10. Perhaps my season will turn around now that fall is here, was not really dressed for fishing but wanted to try out my new Abu Garcia reel while passing by Secret ...more Lake in Avon CT. Threw a spinner bait with a swim bait trailer and this 2.5 lb pickeral just choked it! First cast! Pretty good topper after catching a whole lotta largemouth earlier in the day.

    1. jeff mcelroy 0
      good way "try" out the new reel, nice one
    2. Matt Palmisano 0
      Indeed Jimbo!
    3. Jimbo Harwood 0
      Nice.. looks like it paid off to stop and make a few cast πŸ‘
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I am a Veteran and PE/Health Teacher. In addition to my regular duties, I teach kids fishing and pond exploration at the private special education ...more school in which I work using all my own equipment. I recently started a YouTube channel called Canoe Fishing Connecticut where I fish only Canoe, Kayak, or Trolling motor accessible waters in and around CT. In each 20-25 minute episode I will tell you what I use, how I use it, and of course where I am fishing. This is really just a fun way to get out with my boys as they like YouTube and tech more than actual fishing. They will be filming. So as they ask me to say "Please subscribe, like, and share" when you visit Canoe Fishing Connecticut. Thank you and god bless

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  • Species Largemouth and Smallmouth Bass
  • Waterway Hoagley Pond, Seymour CT
  • Lure Tubes, worms, creature baits, any soft plastic, 90% of the time

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