1. Did not run into any super schools of stripers yesterday so no fast and furious action. Did manage catch several lone wolves including this 5 pounder. Caught on ...more exo-swim swimbait. Housatoic River, Derby CT

    1. Matt Palmisano 0
      Thanks guys!
    2. Bryan Harper 0
    3. Nice one MattπŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»
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  2. What a day, I’m not exaggerating when I say I must caught 100 stripers today. They were all schoolies at 3-5 lbs, but they fight like smallmouth on steroids. And ...more they just choke the lure, they don’t get cheated. It was my first time fishing for them and I just posted up over their school in my canoe. When they moved, I would paddle around a bit until I found them again. I have to say the BioSpawn Exo-swim swimbait is my new favorite lure. Yesterday regular bass and today stripers, Just deadly. Caught on the Housatonic River next O’neil Park in Derby CT.

    1. Tim Crowley 0
      Awesome day- swim baits will catch everything: trout, bass, pike, carp.....
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  3. First Striped bass! Caught on an exo-swim with a VCM swim jig head. Caught on the Housatonic River next to O’neil Park in Derby CT.

  4. Found a place just loaded with bass today called Toby’s Pond in Beacon Falls CT. They were all little but wore them out on an exo-swimmer. Fun especially for late ...more fall and fishing from shore.

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    2. Nice work MattπŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»
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  5. I was fishing for stripers when I hooked into this thing with a ghost minnow. Put up a decent fight.To be honest I don’t know what it is. I do not fish for salt ...more water species very often although this water was a mix of salt water and fresh on a river. Comment if you know what it is?

    1. no teethπŸ˜‚paper thin mouths like a crappie
    2. Brady Field 0
      does that thing have teeth? are you sure that is a shad with those teeth (or maybe just the full plates idk) that thing is from my nightmares
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    4. Matt Palmisano 0
      lol, hate auto correct
    5. Matt. dang phone
    6. bring some of those down here bass fishing Mark
    7. Matt Palmisano 0
      Thanks Captain, when I think of Shad I think of fresh water bait fish, cool to catch a new species anyway.
    8. shad
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  6. One of several smallmouth caught in just a quick half hour of fishing on the Farmington River today from the bank. Killed me to have leave, lol. Caught on a Crappie ...more Maxx Squirmin Shad in Blue Pearl color matched with small minnow head in white. Been a killer rig for river smallmouth lately.

  7. Another one of the better smallmouth, river was loaded with them. Every catch had two or three followers. Caught on Naugatauck River in Seymour CT. This one caught ...more with the Gizzet Little Tough Guy Jig Head paired with Cabela’s Go-To Hoochie Koochie Minnow, both in white. I urge you try this set-up if you are going for smallmouth, Trout, or any panfish. Gizzet jig head pairs well with any small minnow. No I am not a paid spokesperson, lol.

    1. Matt, The Everglades Oscars are pretty awesome too. its like catching 100+ turbo charged smallmouth in 6-7 hours. You already know about the Big LMBπŸ˜‚
    2. Matt Palmisano 0
      Robert, if that is the case, I will have add another day with Captain Morris for Oscars! But still gotta get in the best bass fishing of my life when I’m down there.
    3. Nice Work MattπŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»
    4. Robert Coleman 0
      Awesome day Matt! πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»Hard to beat the Smallie fight! Always thought they were the best fight, pound for pound, then I went fishing for Oscars with ...more Morris! Those fish can FIGHT!!!!!!
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  8. River smallmouth fishing on the Naugatauck in Seymour. CT. Great action using a Gizit Little Tough Guy jig head with any small curly tail minnow or small swim bait. ...more In this case paired with a Crappie Maxx minnow. Set-up also pulled in trout and some good sized sun fish.

    1. Nice!!!!
  9. 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. Capt Morris Campbell 0
      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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  10. 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. Capt Morris Campbell 0
      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. Josh Sommerville 0
      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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  • 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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