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Username: bcodkind
First Name: Brad
Last Name: Codkind
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Member Since: 05/06/11 06:33 PM
Last Login: 05/17/17 04:33 PM
Profile Views: 13073
City: Medway
State: Massachusetts
Zip: 02053
Country: USA
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Interests: Fishing, Red Sox, Patriots
About Me: Project Manager by trade, fishing fanatic by birth.
Favorite Fish
to Catch:
Smallmouth
Favorite Type
of Fishing:
Spin
Water Type: Freshwater
Favorite Lures: Senkos, Kastmaster, X-Rap
Fishing Rods: lots
Fishing Reels: lots
Fishing Techniques: Sight fishing whenever possible. Casting soft plastics to structure. Trolling shallow cranks.
Favorite Fishing Spot: Houghton's Pond, Merrymeeting Lake

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Redneck Ice Fishing

Avg. Rating: 5
# Reviews: 1
Views: 909
Hopkinton Reservoir
1/31/2016

Hit the shaded coves of Hopkinton Res. Ice was up to 5" in spots but lots of bubbles. We stood on the embankment mostly. Between my buddy and I, we only had 5 hooks in the water. We used branches with nylon wrapped around them as another 5 traps. Caught two rainbows that way. One male, 13.5". One female, 15"

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Two dinks in a boat

Avg. Rating: 4.8333333333333
# Reviews: 6
Views: 1640
Whitman's Pond
4/27/2013

Went out on Whitmans in the boat for the first time this season. That was the primary goal of the trip, the bass were just gravy. The fishing was really slow and my buddy and i only got one a piece. But that's fine, it was a beautiful day. We saw some sort of mammal (muskrat? beaver?) and a couple of Ospreys diving.

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It's a start

Avg. Rating: 5
# Reviews: 3
Views: 1871
South Shore
4/20/2013

Fished some new water today. Very shallow and already a lot of veg. First location had nada, couldn't even get a bluegill to bite. The next location had bass rising along the brushline. That's where I focused my casting. Ended the day with two bass, both around 1.5-2lbs.

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The one and only

Avg. Rating: 4.8
# Reviews: 5
Views: 1926
Houghton's Pond
3/31/2013

I was supposed to meet a friend at Houghton's Pond to see if we could grab some trout. He isn't a huge angler so I provided all the gear. So I hauled two people's worth of stuff to my spot only to find that he wasn't coming. Great. Additionally, the access road to my spot still hasn't been opened for the spring. But I did eventually get there and get my line in the water. (On a side note: holy s**t I need to respool my mono. Line twist hell.) It wasn't long before one of my reels started screaming. For a trout, it was a pretty good fight. It would be the only fish I caught although I know my bait got hit another time but the fish threw the hook. I talked with a lot of other fisherman that day and I was the only one to land anything, so that felt good. The trout was turned into a smoked trout spread for Easter brunch. Overall, first trip of the year was a success. Now, where's that first bass.....

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Back on the board

Avg. Rating: 5
# Reviews: 8
Views: 2834
Houghton's Pond
10/5/2012

Haven't been out fishing since Labor Day and the itch was unbearable. So I ducked out of work early and headed to Houghton's, a location I only go to for trout. Didn't have long to stay but I did manage one brown trout, which isn't that interesting unless it's your FIRST brown trout....which it was. Now I need a brookie.....

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Fishin Solo

Avg. Rating: 4.7777777777778
# Reviews: 9
Views: 2859
Whitman's Pond
9/9/2012

Took the boat out by myself for the first time (I'm a big boy!) I chose Whitman's Pond because I'm familiar with the ramp and the pond. The aquatic vegetation there is incredibly thick and, despite the weedless prop, I had to stop about a half dozen times to clear weeds from the propeller. I was fishing jig because I wanted to practice. I did get a few hits off a shallow island (one of the "claws" on my craw got swallowed) but I wasn't hooking in to anything. I went to a white Senko and caught three LMB. I had to limp back to the ramp after my prop found some monofilament in the weeds and wrapped itself up. All in all a good day, but I won't be going back to Whitman's until vegetation starts to die out. I also have been trying an experiment....the last three times I've gone to Whitman's I've slow trolled a shallow bomber in green and yellow. I've caught yellow perch in the same place every time. They love that thing! I'll be getting a similar color pattern for ice jigging.

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Small basses and small asses

Avg. Rating: 4.5
# Reviews: 6
Views: 3170
Newfound Lake, NH
8/25/2012

Another weekend on Newfound Lake found me struggling again with the crystal clear, cold, and deep water. No action all day until dusk. First cast on a baby bass senko and it gets nailed. I had a cheering section on the docks to either side of me. 4 kids to the right and another 4 to the left. For some reason, all of the children on the left dock were naked.... I pulled in the bass and a bunch of kids ran over (thankfully all clothed). The fish put up an outstanding fight; jumping a half dozen times. I pulled the hook and some little hands reached in. Splash! Fish gone. That's why the picture sucks, never got to hold him. Oh well, any trip that isn't a skunk is a success for me!!

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Charter on the Seaduction

Avg. Rating: 5
# Reviews: 6
Views: 3075
Cape Cod Bay
8/15/2012

Out of Rock Harbor in Orleans. 4 hour charter for stripers and blues. Caught my first ever blue, and then a half dozen more. Trolling with hoochies. Tons of fun, great boat, great crew. And for those of you who don't like the taste of bluefish....you're cooking it wrong!

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Another Convert

Avg. Rating: 5
# Reviews: 4
Views: 2840
Great Pond
8/15/2012

I took my brother-in-law fishing on Great Pond in Eastham. He'd been fishing with me twice before but never caught anything and we weren't on the boat. This time he showed me up. He landed two largemouths and I got one lonely perch. But I'm really happy for him and now he's expressing interest in getting his own gear. Win!

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Booooone
Avg. Rating: 4.5
# Reviews: 4
Views: 2929
Lake Boone
8/5/2012

Hit up Lake Boone around 9 on Sunday. I could have been in the Upper Mystic tourney but I'm an idiot and didn't check the website Saturday night. Next time...

The bite was very slow. We threw frogs, buzzbaits, jigs, crankbaits, senkos, and spinners. In total landed 8 bass, none of which were anything to write home about. "lunker" of the day is 1 3/4lb. Got the boat out of the water right before the skies opened up on us. Little disappointed, I would have expected more out of Boone.
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blueeyedmissy71
08/11/11 10:10 PM


wanna join us aug 20th deep sea fishing its my charter

congar15
07/26/11 01:54 PM
Quote: "Blugill filet eh? Does that work well? What's the terminal tackle?"



Honestly me and my cousin were going for catfish with a slipshot and swivel with a small hook. The splitshot fell off and we were about to go and I just casted one final time without any weight or bobber, just a hook and swivel and a bass hit it. Haven't tried it since but I was surprised that a bass hit it then. I guess it would be worth a shot!

drinnt
06/23/11 08:35 AM
Quote: "How did you access that point in Spot Pond without a boat? Did you just walk the shoreline?"



Hmmm...I thought I replied to this but my apologies if I did not.

I walked from the parking lot in the NW corner. There are numerous trails in the woods, mostly along the shoreline. You can access pretty much 100% of the shoreline of Spot Pond on foot.

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Total Trips:30
Total Photos:53
Total Hotspots:18
Total Trip Reviews:155
Total Trip Comments:39
Total Location Reviews:0
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Total Locations Added:0
Total Locations Edited:3
Total Message Board Posts:343
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Total Overall Points:641



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