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usnavybro



Joined: 20 Apr 2011
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Location: Windsor, CT

PostPosted: Wed Apr 20, 2011 10:16 pm    Post subject: Rainbow Reservoir Reply with quote

I just moved into a house on the reservoir and I have a 12ft jon boat. I've been out almost every day lately from the old bridge to the new damn throwing green senkos and havent even had a bite. I would greatly appreciate any advice.
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PECo



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PostPosted: Wed Apr 20, 2011 10:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Throw a Rapala Husky Jerk or Countdown, instead. Very Happy Seriously. We got a few decent largemouth bass today by swimming them over submerged weeds with an erratic retrieve.
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TurtleKiss



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PostPosted: Wed Apr 20, 2011 11:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Throw jigs & brush hogs at the laydowns.
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asianfisher



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PostPosted: Mon Apr 25, 2011 8:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

jerk baits and superfluke for the lmb and smb... what i would throw and see what happened. than cranks all the way this time..... just what i would do
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TurtleKiss



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PostPosted: Mon Apr 25, 2011 10:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

asianfisher wrote:
jerk baits and superfluke for the lmb and smb... what i would throw and see what happened. than cranks all the way this time..... just what i would do

Have you been to Rainbow? There's sooooo many downed trees there. Anything with trebles will get snagged on branches repeatedly. Not saying they won't catch fish...just that it's a headache to retrieve your lures after every other cast.
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asianfisher



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PostPosted: Mon Apr 25, 2011 10:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ya gotta learn to adopt to terrain like that... read the water, know your baits...
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usnavybro



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PostPosted: Wed May 04, 2011 7:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks guys. I got my first bites the other day on a brush hog. Just bites though...
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PECo



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PostPosted: Wed May 04, 2011 7:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

When in doubt, try a wacky rigged five inch Senko, fished really, really slowly. Let it fall to the bottom and wait five seconds for a bass to pick it up. If your line doesn't move, twitch it up off the bottom and wait three more seconds. Repeat.
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BassRican



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PostPosted: Wed May 04, 2011 11:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

PECo - Thats my all time favorite way to catch bass! I learned how to fish wacky rigs in FL and always had a rod rigged for it. Have you ever tried using "o" rings around the senko? It helps you get more use out of each bait. We know that senkos are costly.
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PECo



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PostPosted: Thu May 05, 2011 6:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, BassRican, Fishface (aka Tim) got DirtyDawg10 (aka Derek) and me started using o-rings last year. I just need Derek to get more for me from Grainger when he has a chance to get over there. . . . Wink You'll have to come kayaking with us on Bantam River this Summer. The bass there like a wacky Senko thrown right underneath the bank.
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Johnny Skeeter



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PostPosted: Thu May 05, 2011 11:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Norhtern bass supply has a nice kit with rings and a device to slide them on..im just sayin tho..
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DirtyDawg10



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PostPosted: Fri May 06, 2011 8:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is probably what you are talking about. I saw these at Cabela's a while back.

http://www.basspro.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/Product_10151_-1_10001_95042____SearchResults
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Phish



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PostPosted: Sun May 08, 2011 8:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i caught two 4 pounders (smallmouth) on a Strike King red-eye shad lipless crank in gold/black. I have also had a lot of luck with shallow square-billed cranks around the wood, as well as a Lobinos Rico popper in bone.
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usnavybro



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PostPosted: Wed May 11, 2011 8:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks guys! Went out today from about 5:30 to 7 PM and caught a small LMB and 4 or 5 crappie, 1 big one, on a super fluke jr. and a decent LMB on a baby brush hog. All caught off a submerged tree. I really appreciate all you guys' advice!
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Phish



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Location: West Hartford

PostPosted: Sun May 15, 2011 8:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There's a group of submerged trees by a rockslide on the far side (opposite the ramp) that holds fish. Is that where you were? Good spot when there aren't any pleasure boaters around. I usually try to make a cast or two in there but haven't lately...
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