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Username: iamabasshole
First Name: Don
Last Name: Coffin
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Member Since: 07/09/08 09:25 AM
Last Login: 09/13/12 04:44 AM
Profile Views: 59023
City: Granby
State: Connecticut
Zip: 06035
Country: USA
Website: www.ct-bass.com
Interests: Family, Bass tournament fishing, Computers
About Me: 47 years old, Machine shop owner, love to fish.
Favorite Fish
to Catch:
Largemouth bass
Favorite Type
of Fishing:
spin rod
Water Type: Freshwater
Favorite Lures: plastics
Fishing Rods: shamano
Fishing Reels: tica
Fishing Techniques: Casting shore lines with Yamamoto Sencos
Favorite Fishing Spot: Black Pond, Ashford CT
Favorite Video:

Stratos 282 Running up th CT River

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Lake McDonough

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Lake McDonough, Barkhamsted, CT
7/10/2011

This is a sad story while trolling on lake McDonough we saw a commotion on the surface of the water and we turned around to find a small mouth bass on it side flopping a round. I scooped it up with my net to find on of the largest small mouth I have ever seen, it had a crappie the size of my hand stuck in its mouth trying to swallow it. We carefully removed the fish and tried to revive the 5 1/2 pound smallie with no luck it died in my live well. We took some pictures and gave the fish to some one that would eat it. I add the photos to this post.

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Crystal Lake Opening Day.
Avg. Rating: 4
# Reviews: 1
Views: 4080
Crystal Lake, Ellington, CT
4/17/2010

We got to the ramp about 4:15. The ramp was busy but not insane like last year. It was cold and drisley but not a total wash out. At 6:00 we started our troll did not take long for the first trout a 12 inch rainbow. We caught at least 20 trout between the 3 of us but could only keep 11 do to the slot length. over all a good day we were of the water before 12:00.
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Tournament Gardner Lake
Avg. Rating: 4
# Reviews: 2
Views: 4910
Gardner lake, Colchester, CT.
10/10/0

Tournament started at 8am the weatherman predicted a perfect day. But ask as you know they lie. As soon as we hit the water the wind picked up by the time the first lure hit the water there were white caps. My boater (stratos282) caught the first LMB and a good one at 3 pounds and not much longer a 2.5 LMB then they shut off he caught 1 more keeper and a short. Me I caught 2 LMB for a total of 1 pound 14 oz. and one short. It was cold and very windy all day winning weight was just over 9 pounds stratos282 came in third and got lunker. Not a bad day for such s***ty conditions.

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CT River Haddam Memorial Tournament

Avg. Rating: 4.6666666666667
# Reviews: 3
Views: 5164
CT River, Haddam, CT
9/12/2009

8 boats showed up, a pour showing for a club that wants memorialize a member who had passed. We went across from the launch to see if we could put some quick smallies in the boat and added only one. We decided to head north to Matibassett to work all the wood that is in there. We stop at Pratt and Whittney's peer and hooked some monster pike, but only small bass. We made it to Matibassett but it was very muddy. Steve (stratos 282) managed to get three keepers to my one. Fish were caught south of the launch Rich B. and Leeroy C. had over 16 lbs pictured. Congrats to them.

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Night fishing Howells
Avg. Rating: 4.25
# Reviews: 4
Views: 5342
Howells Pond, East Hartland, CT
8/20/2009

We got there about 6:30pm we planned to fish until midnight. It started of slow Geoff got 3 LMB Mike got 5 LMB and me 3 LMB biggest was about 3 lbs all caught before dark. After dark a big Zero we threw everything we had at them and nothing, we quit about 10pm.

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RainBow Res with my nephews.

Avg. Rating: 4.4
# Reviews: 5
Views: 5095
Rainbow Resevior, Windsor CT
8/18/2009

We started at 3 pm for the afternoon my nephews were up from Kansas City and one from Boulder Colorado. We were all throwing 4 inch green pumpkin Sencos. We caught at least 30 bass in 3 hours, most were small but we managed to get a 2 plus here and there. The key to catching smallies in this place is to find wood in 4 to 5 feet of water on the shady side. LMB were on wood also but shallower.

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Yakking Manitook
Avg. Rating: 4
# Reviews: 6
Views: 4707
Manitook Lake, Granby, CT
8/10/2009

Went after work to do my first paddling of the year. I took 2 spinning rods with me just in case. I caught 8 bass most were small, 1 was 3 lbs.

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Bass Tournament Congamond Lake

Avg. Rating: 5
# Reviews: 12
Views: 9748
Congamond Lake, Southwick MA.
7/5/2009

Start time was 5:30am 67 degrees and partly cloudy. Water temp was 74 degrees. When to a spot I found pre-fishing the day before a small hump in the middle lake 8 feet of water Steve (startos282) caught the first fish on a buzz bait about 2.5 pounds, he caught the second fish just 12 inches, 3rd fish I caught on a spinner bait about 3 pounds, 4th fish was on the same spinner bait a keeper but small and the 5th fish was at a different hump further down the lake on a drop shot about 4 pounds. That was all before 10am. We did not catch another keeper bass the rest of the day. Our total was 11.72 pounds enough to take 1st place.

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Bass Tournament Singletary Lake
Avg. Rating: 4.3333333333333
# Reviews: 3
Views: 5347
Singletary Lake, Sutton Ma.
6/28/2009

Start time was 6am, weather was 60 degrees and foggy with a light drizzle. Water temp was 70 degrees. We start off heading across the lake to some boat docks and looking for any structure or grass on the way, we nothing on the fish finder and just started casting the shore line with no luck. We started casting out into 8-12 feet of water and we picked up 3 keeper fish. The wind blew us down to south end where we found a large weed flat we caught 2 more keepers and lots of pickerel. We had our 5 fish limit by 9am and could not catch another until 10 minutes before the end of the tournament Steve (stratos282) caught a 2.75 large mouth in front of the boat ramp, that fish put us in second place.

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Bass Tournament Buel Lake, MA
Avg. Rating: 4.25
# Reviews: 4
Views: 5024
Buel Lake, Hartsville MA
6/21/2009

8 boats showed up at Buel Lake in western MA for a 6am start. Weather was 60 degrees light wind blowing to the north, water temp was 70. degrees. We had our 5 fish limit and cull out 2 by 8:30am from the north end of the lake and then no bass until about 1:00. We caught lots of rock bass and pickerel in between. We were able to cull out 2 more bass out of a little creek and lost a monster came off at the boat. All in all a good day our final weight was 7.11 pounds good for 3 rd place.

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5 lbs plus Small Mouth Bass
5 lbs plus Small Mouth Bass
This is a 5 lbs plus Small Mouth Bass I caught on a 6 inch Senko at Lake McDonough on 6-17-2011
07/11/11 11:58 AM
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smallie
The smallie with the crappie in his mouth.
07/11/11 10:13 AM
 
smallie
smallie
This smallie weigh in at 5 1/2 pounds.
Avg. Rating: 5
# of Ratings: 2
07/11/11 10:13 AM
September 2009 Cape Cod fishing trip.
September 2009 Cape Cod fishing trip.
Capt Dave cleaning our catch.
10/01/09 08:08 AM
 
September 2009 Cape Cod fishing trip.
September 2009 Cape Cod fishing trip.
10/01/09 08:07 AM
September 2009 Cape Cod fishing trip.
September 2009 Cape Cod fishing trip.
Avg. Rating: 5
# of Ratings: 1
10/01/09 08:07 AM
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pramsey
11/23/11 05:21 PM


Happy Thanksgiving Day to All!!

pramsey
12/31/10 01:57 PM


A safe and Happy New Year to you all.
Spring is right around the corner.

bigoutdoors
09/22/09 05:47 AM


hi don,theres a couple of ct sites i am on other than here.

www.cthuntnfish.com
there a bunch of good guys there

www.huntingnshooting.com
this one mainly hunting but has a fishing section

www.fishtalk.com
similar to ct fishermen,but free

www.bigfishtackle.com
this one is more a national forum but has a connecticut section

pescadero
08/30/09 04:32 PM


Thanks Don...

christopher
08/23/09 07:26 PM


no i have to be in havehill ma . that day

christopher
08/22/09 12:40 PM


where i for got ?????

christopher
08/22/09 10:13 AM


yes

lundrunner
08/21/09 05:42 AM


Thanks for the invite, but I don't have a small boat. Good luck in the tourney.

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Total Trips:33
Total Photos:137
Total Hotspots:16
Total Trip Reviews:205
Total Trip Comments:1
Total Location Reviews:6
Total Location Comments:2
Total Locations Added:1
Total Locations Edited:3
Total Message Board Posts:85
Total Species Comments:1
Total Species Recipes:1
Total Species Edited:5
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Total Overall Points:496


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