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Upper Mystic cranking and punching Details
Name:Upper Mystic cranking and punching
Created By:shawneramone
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Details:Darren and I hit Upper Mystic for a few hours. There was a steady 15 MPH wind with up to 22 MPH gusts. We started on the right side leaving from the ramp with Darren throwing a KVD 2.5 and me ripping a 3/4 ounce lipless crank (brand unknown) through the grass. I get the first fish of the day that came in around 3 pounds. I couldn't find my camera (put it in a different place than usual) so he didn't make the highlights. When we got to the first big patch of pads we switched to the flipping sticks and I hook up immediately with a 3 pounder that throws the hook. A few minutes later I hook up again and boat my second fish. Then D gets on the board with a 1 1/2 or so. I make a pitch and my line just feels heavy so I set the hook hard. It felt like I hooked a log and said so to D. Then the log fought back. After negotiating him out of the pads I put him on the scale and he came in at 4 on the nose. We then each missed a few bites. As the sun was going down we started cranking the edges and Darren grabs another smaller on. I then hooked up with my first ever Mystic pickerel. I didn't even know they were in there until I read a report earlier in the year. I get him to the boat and the lure pops out. I'm totally ok with that. He was pretty big. D catches one more small bass near the dam and I get a big fat shiner near the old dock pilings. I think I'm gonna go back today.
Location:Upper Mystic
Trip Date:6/4/2013
# of Hotspots:0
# of Photos:5
# of Fish Caught:0
Trip Views:This trip has been viewed 1243 times.
User Discussion:
Ha, me too! Took me a while to figure that out. Wouldn't leave pads cause I thought they where bass also!! Did pull one out punching pads!
06/05/13 10:23 PM

They were going crazy under the pads today. I got all excited thinking bass were chasing them but I couldn't buy a bite. Stupid East wind
06/05/13 09:56 PM

Alewives are a type of Herring. Along with the Alewives are Blueback Herring. Alewives are the bigger ones you see. I think they pretty much run at the same time. There are tons of them this year. Wait till the hatch and the upper and lower will look like its raining.
06/05/13 07:35 PM

or are they alwives??? Kman would know
06/05/13 12:32 PM

Seen about a billion herring too
06/05/13 09:29 AM

This is the second time I've posted a trip and it didn't go to the main board. I didn't have any issues. Wrote it, added pics, finished it no problem. People need to know this stuff
06/05/13 09:07 AM

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Last comment was on 06/05/13 10:23 PM by fishingreek
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Last review was on 06/10/13 06:30 PM by chuckh

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