"Get Hooked on New York"

Created By:kenwood
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Details:Tom was out for this one, so I ran it for him (probably a little less smoothly, but hopefully not too bad). =)

Good turnout for this tournament. Eleven anglers competed from kayaks, a canoe, a paddleboard, and an inflatable raft.

This one was a bit different from past tournaments (that I've fished, anyway) in that you had a choice of three bodies of water to fish: Robbins Pond, the adjacent bog pond (known to me as Stump Pond), and a smaller bog pond adjacent to that, all separated by dirt roads.

We launched from Stump Pond on calm water. That would change to gusting winds a short time later. Not ideal, but at least it wasn't also raining. The main lake proved to be a tough bite, but one of the two rivers produced.

Here are the results...

1st Place: kenwood - 12.4lb
2nd Place: brownie - 6.14lb
3rd Place: basshunter36 - 4.9lb

Lunker: kenwood - 3.2lb

Congrats, fellas! As always, add your photos, comments, etc. See you at the next one!

* See below for bonus video footage of two snappers making sweet violent love. You're welcome.
Location:East Bridgwater/Halifax
Trip Date:6/13/2015
# of Hotspots:0
# of Photos:9
# of Fish Caught:0
Trip Views:This trip has been viewed 1126 times.
User Discussion:
The bottom is definitely mucky/muddy, but you can still catch bass punching the mats. They'll hit it on the fall or when you lift the bait. A harder bottom would be more ideal, yeah, but it's definitely not a technique that doesn't work there.
06/16/15 04:44 PM

I spent the last 30 minutes or so in the rivers, and yes they were great. Got blown up about 5 or 6 times on a topwater frog but no hookups.

I also tried a punching rig, for all the mats everywhere, but ran into a problem: the mats all seemed to be either too shallow, or the bottom was very mucky, or both. My rig would sink through like 6 inches of water, then 6-12 inches of muck, or 12-24 inches of water, then 12 inches of muck. (I checked this using my paddle, all over the place, all day.)

Any thoughts on whether a mat punch rig can work here, and if so how? It is a crazy fun way to fish and you'd think it'd be possible to do here, but for me, no luck today.
06/14/15 03:28 PM

So...the small river was where it was at today. Usually it's good for a bass or two where it spills into the pond, but it's typically not worth going all the way up it. You might catch a few small ones, but nothing of real size. It looks like the better riverómore current, more structure, more depthóbut the other river is usually better.

I spent a few hours up there, went all the way to the street. In all, I probably caught 15 bass, keepers and shorts. A few pickerel, too. And a crappie.

If I hadn't caught the 3.2 second, I probably wouldn't have gone up any farther. I'll pay for it, though; the mosquitoes were vicious and I had no mosquito repellant on. =(
06/13/15 07:48 PM

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