Combining two short trips. I spent an hour out on Spy Pond in the kayak 6-5 and had trouble finding the bass, but got one decent one. Then Sunday 6-12 I spent just a half hour on the Mystic River at the mouth of Lower Mystic Lake by the bridge and picked up my first smallie of the season on a lightly weighted Kreature bait by the bridge casting at the usual locations and letting the current take it.
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