|Details:||Decided to get out on the water today so I got my buddy and we headed out. Went to Red Bridge Pool, which is just the Chicopee River that was dammed off and made into a fishing area. When you get on the water there is this little bridge that allows access to another section and only people with car toppers can fit under it so we headed straight there, average water depth is like 6-8 feet. Fish finder said water temps was 51°F.
Started with a cheapie BPS jerkbait and got bored rather quickly so I switched it up to3/8 oz Boag Hog green pumpkin/black flake jig with a green pumpkin Havoc slop craw trailer. Now, see I have only ever caught little 10-12inch dinks here in my previous 4-6 trips so I expecting absolutely nothing large, just a nice day on the water. Boy was I very wrong, in the best way.
Trolled over a down tree on the edge of the water and tossed the jig, and bam. At first I was like "damnit I set the jig into a tree," then my line started moving. Got the fish to the boat, 4 lber. I'm pumped. Boag Hog jigs are now my favorite and need to order more.
For the next 1.5 hour we tried many spots, hitting a decent size slime dart. My buddy wants to leave soon to get some stuff done so I spot another area of down tree limbs and I say that our last spot and we can go. I toss my jig right into the middle of the giant crap pile of tree limbs (I am using mono, not braid, so very stupid idea by me cause I could've lost the jig). As soon as it punched threw the pile it was immediately smashed by a fish. Lipped it at the boat, 3lbs. Not bad. Very next cast throw a little more left of previous cast, bam. Really? I must be lucky today. Got to the boat and lipped it, 3lb6oz.
Not a bad day on a body of water that I never have caught anything bigger than 1lb at before, smallie or larry. Thanks Boag Hog baits!