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Michael



Joined: 28 Jan 2012
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Location: Bridgeport

PostPosted: Wed Feb 01, 2012 9:29 pm    Post subject: Frog Pond Reply with quote

Beautiful April like day on February 1st so I rode my bike to a small pond called Frog Pond.

Hit all of my usual areas there for about 2 1/2 hours while sticking with a size 7 firetiger Rapala Original Floater.

Caught 4 largemouths while sticking with a slow retrieve with the rod tip down. Biggest of the day was a chubby 16 1/2" solid 3 pounder.
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Elixir



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Location: Danbury, CT

PostPosted: Wed Feb 01, 2012 11:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

nice work Very Happy nice report Very Happy
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hila2006



Joined: 22 Jul 2011
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Location: Ellington

PostPosted: Thu Feb 02, 2012 6:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well that's just awesome, slow retrieve in cold water is the way to go. Have you tried a suspending type jerkbait? I've good luck with a jointed shad rap in really cold weather.
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PECo



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Location: Avon, CT

PostPosted: Thu Feb 02, 2012 7:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

John:
Michael wrote:
Elixir,

The 4cm Rapala Jointed Shad Rap is a KILLER! Silver Shad has always been my best color. Trolling will get it down to the 6' mark. Slow or steady retrieve from shore will take it from 2 to 4 ft.

Casting it along drop offs and weed beds are both great ways of using it from a boat.

Thanks for the report, Michael. Now I have to take a kayak down from the ceiling of my garage. Where's my paddle?
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Michael



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PostPosted: Thu Feb 02, 2012 6:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rapala Husky Jerks and X-Raps are more of an ice out lure for me at this pond Hila. This small pond is too shallow for a Jointed Shad Rap. No deeper than 1 tiny 5 foot hole.
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pondhopper



Joined: 31 Mar 2011
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 03, 2012 8:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey guys, quick question if I may...

Do you guys think that a small jig might be as effective as a jerkbait in this months cold waters? I ask because I still have little experience or confidence with jerkbaits, but have been doing VERY well with jigs up into november. Also, what do you think of brown,red or orange crank baits this time of year?

I have read they feed primarily on crayfish this time of year and that those colors should be hot...
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Michael



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Location: Bridgeport

PostPosted: Fri Feb 03, 2012 9:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bass and other fish hanging out on the bottom of open water lakes and ponds would be interested in a small jig or soft plastic this time of the year PH.

A grub, worm, tube, or crayfish no bigger than 4" would be good. Colors this time of the year would be browns, pumpkins, oranges, white, smoke, and silver.

Bottom lures I like to play with this time of the year in small shallow ponds include 1/16oz & 1/8oz maribu jigs, 1 1/2" crayfish, 2" grubs, and 2" tubes. A small lifelike worm would come in handy too.
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flippy



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PostPosted: Sat Feb 04, 2012 7:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Pondhopper, jerkbaits shine in cold water, you can cover lots of water, little tricks to your jerkbait, weighting the front or rear of the bait so it has a very slow nose forward or rear sinking action can make a huge difference,, now if your fishing a nice point with rocks, I would throw a jerkbait and a small jig, fish will come up for a jerkbait, its easy prey, pick up a couple husky jerks, black and silver, and gold and black, #8 or 10,, throw your lure out, and cadence it back to you,, change up and start slow, colder water means slower candence, usually,, also try a rattletrap and burn it,,fish can get pretty aggresive,, good luck,, Jim
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brennan



Joined: 26 Oct 2007
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Location: Trumbull, CT

PostPosted: Tue Feb 07, 2012 6:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Frog pond?
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sr73087



Joined: 12 Nov 2014
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 12, 2014 8:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bringing this back from the dead. I moved to trumbull a few years ago, is frog pond public? Are there any known restrictions, ice fishing for example?
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ChaoSki



Joined: 23 Jun 2014
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 02, 2015 8:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm curious where the Frog Pond is too...
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Michael



Joined: 28 Jan 2012
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Location: Bridgeport

PostPosted: Thu Apr 02, 2015 8:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ChaoSki wrote:
I'm curious where the Frog Pond is too...


Ever heard of Google Maps? Laughing
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Crest Daddy



Joined: 20 Jan 2011
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 03, 2015 7:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Michael wrote:
ChaoSki wrote:
I'm curious where the Frog Pond is too...


Ever heard of Google Maps? Laughing


Wow Michael you are learning well
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Greenleecw



Joined: 11 Apr 2015
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 11, 2015 3:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Getting anything in early April?
Lures you are using?
Thanks!
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