1. 8.4 lb Largemouth caught in Florida. One of about 30 plus I caught with Captain Morris Campbell. They were caught with live wild shiners on a bait casting rod and ...more reel. This was a new technique for and captain Morris was very patient as I literally could have caught 50 plus with all the ones I missed. Bottom line, Captain Morris Campbell is the best guide you can find. His expertise is second to none. If he said β€œyour gonna catch one” you did. Thank you captain Morris and son for the best day of fishing of my life.

    1. thank you for the kind words Matt. I was an honor spending the day on the lake with youπŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘
    2. Robert Coleman 0
      Sounds like an amazing day, (and a typical day with Morris) 😁!!!!! I will second that Matt, he is the best! πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ» Fishing with Shiners isn't as ...more easy as it sounds, is it?????πŸ˜‰ 🀣🀣🀣🀣🀣
    3. Melissa Norris 0
      Great catch!!πŸ˜€πŸ˜
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  2. Personal Best 10 lb 14 oz Largemouth

    Largemouth Bass with a Live Wild Shiner

    1. Scott Sorrell 0
      Very nice...Capt. Morris can put you on the big ones for sure...congrats
    2. welcome to the over 10 pb Bass club MattπŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»
    3. Bryan Harper 0
      Congrats! πŸŽ£πŸ†πŸ‘
    4. Ethan Smith 0
      awesome fish!!!
    5. Matt Palmisano 0
      Thank you!
    6. Nice Hawg Matt Congrats on your PBπŸ‘πŸ»
    7. Melissa Norris 0
      Nice one!!πŸ˜€πŸ˜
    8. Matt Palmisano 0
      LOL! Thanks Robert, he slimed me! And I may never wash it again!
    9. Robert Coleman 0
      That background looks familiar! πŸ€”πŸ€” πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ AWESOME FISH MATT!!!!!! Welcome to the club! πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ» What's all over your shirt!???? LOL🀣🀣🀣🀣
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  3. Caught about 2 dozen pickerel at black pond in Meriden CT. First time here, they were destroying a Zoom Lizard Texas rigged. But I gotta ask, WHERE ALL MY BASS AT? ...more lol. Not here for pickerel! Will not becoming back here.

    1. hammered those toothy crittersπŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»
  4. 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!
  5. 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

  6. 2nd Rainbow Trout, caught on Luckycraft Crankbait, Hoadley Pond, Seymour CT

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

  8. 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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  9. Second "first fish" catch from today's fishing group.

  10. 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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About

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


Fishing Favorites

  • 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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