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
2nd Rainbow Trout, caught on Luckycraft Crankbait, Hoadley Pond, Seymour CT
First couple fish of the year, Rainbow Trout, caught on a lucky craft crankbait, Hoadley Pond, Seymour CT
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.
Second "first fish" catch from today's fishing group.
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.
Decent pickerel today at Secret Lake, Avon CT, with a white chatterbait with Sassy Sally swim minnow trailer in white.
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.
Fun Day fishing at my sisters place at a private pond in Wallingford CT. Caught about two-dozen from the 12 oz. to 1 and 1/2 lb. range, mostly dinks but it was nice ...more to catch them with frequency. Hit everything I threw from plastics to swimbaits, swim jigs to crankbaits, rare day this season for me as I have been slumping big time.