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fishercat

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Re: Conn. River Small Mouth/with updates
« Reply #15 on: Jun 25, 2022, 02:10 PM »
Thanks for sharing!

Wouldn't lower water levels concentrate the fish in deeper holes making them easier to locate?


Today’s catch most of the fish came in less than 3 feet of water up against wood. Nothing out of deep water.
I fish for those "stupid fish" BASS. Largemouth Smallmouth Stripers, and even Rock bass.

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Re: Conn. River Small Mouth/with updates 6/25
« Reply #16 on: Jun 25, 2022, 02:16 PM »
 Hit the river this morning. For about four hours before the wicked hot. Ended up boating about 15 Bass.
 Fish we’re up in shallow water. More of a senko bite today.  Fish didn’t want a faster moving bait.  Water at 71 deg.
 At one point wife turned around saw this  sturgeon behind the boat. Probably 20 to 24 inches long.








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Re: Conn. River Small Mouth/with updates
« Reply #17 on: Jun 25, 2022, 07:53 PM »
Sturgeon are cool fish!

There's some below Turners Falls that are reportedly about 6 or 7 feet long.

Supposedly a Piper Cub type airplane crashed in the river near there back in the 1950's, the pilot was killed, and  they sent some divers down to retrieve they body. 

A few minutes later, the divers came  swimming back up to the surface and wouldn't go down again.

The reason?  There was some "huge fish" (the sturgeon) swimming around down there that gave them the willies.

I cann't say I blame them.

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Re: Conn. River Small Mouth/with updates 7/10
« Reply #18 on: Jul 10, 2022, 01:49 PM »
 Hit the river for four hours this morning. Water level extremely low almost had to walk the boat to the deeper water channel to use the gas motor.  Water temperature up to 74°. Fish caught on surface baits and rubber worms.
 Big fish of the day came in at 21 inches got four quality fish plus several shorts wife got the skunk.








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Re: Conn. River Small Mouth/with updates
« Reply #19 on: Jul 10, 2022, 06:25 PM »
That 21" small mouth must have given you one helluva fight!  Congratulations.

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Re: Conn. River Small Mouth/with updates 7/31
« Reply #20 on: Aug 01, 2022, 01:55 PM »

  Fished for three hours in the a.m. Water level extremely low made navigation an issue at times. Water temperature 79°. Ended up with six Bass  14 to 16 inches. Wife ended up with one. All fish caught on surface lures.  Long cast to the spooky fish was the key. Came across four deer wading belly deep going upriver.







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Re: Conn. River Small Mouth/with updates
« Reply #21 on: Aug 01, 2022, 06:49 PM »
Nice job.  It scares me navigating up there. You ever get walleye?

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Re: Conn. River Small Mouth/with updates
« Reply #22 on: Aug 02, 2022, 10:26 AM »
Nice job.  It scares me navigating up there. You ever get walleye?

I have caught a handful but don’t target them either.
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Re: Conn. River Small Mouth/with updates
« Reply #23 on: Aug 05, 2022, 07:23 PM »
I have caught a handful but don’t target them either.

Makes sense it looked real nice for them up that way. Which I can only describe by saying as far as a 20ft alumacraft could possibly make it without having a real bad day.

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Re: Conn. River Small Mouth/with updates 9/4
« Reply #24 on: Sep 04, 2022, 02:40 PM »
 Hit the river this morning for a four hour tour. Water level lowest it’s been all summer. Big surprise not. Rubbed a little more than paint off my prop in  a couple areas. No damage done. Laurie ended up with three bass one keeper. I got eight bass six keepers.  A couple quality fish. Water clarity extremely clear see the bottom in about 14 to 16 feet of water. Fish were hitting plastics and chatter baits.









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Re: Conn. River Small Mouth/with updates
« Reply #25 on: Sep 04, 2022, 03:03 PM »
Way to go FC.👍. We did that last evening..  So much fun…
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Re: Conn. River Small Mouth/with updates
« Reply #26 on: Sep 04, 2022, 07:05 PM »
More good-looking smallies,   :thumbup_smilie:

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Re: Conn. River Small Mouth/with updates
« Reply #27 on: Sep 05, 2022, 07:52 AM »
I have stayed away from the river most of the summer because of the low water. However, I plan on a kayak trip for bass and a bank trip for Carp because of the rain this storm is predicted to drop.

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Re: Conn. River Small Mouth/with updates
« Reply #28 on: Sep 07, 2022, 07:35 AM »
Nice smallies.

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Re: Conn. River Small Mouth/with updates
« Reply #29 on: Sep 07, 2022, 08:27 AM »
Chunks.  Good to see you're still getting on 'em.
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