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Mattabesset River Details
Name:Mattabesset River
Created By:kpmoose
Details:I hit Mattabesset River in Middletown, CT on Monday 9/10. Got on the river about 9:00 & fished until about 3:00. Tried the buzz bait & minus 1 for a few hours - not a sniff. Then I came up to an area of the River that was alot wider and had many patches of lilly pads mixed in with just plain slop (not really sure what to call it, but it was pretty thick). I decided to give the frog a try. I'm glad I did. 1st cast I had a blow up on it, but I tried to set the hook too quickly & missed. I gave myself the speech ("wait a few seconds & don't set the hook until you feel the weight of the fish"). After about a 1/2 dozen more casts another hits the frog, not a big blowup, but I was able to set the hook. Nothing to write home about- (approx 1- 1.5 lbs), but my very first frog fish none-the less.

I missed a few more & landed a few more also. The last fish, however swallowed the frog completely (gut hooked). There was no way I was getting that hook out so I removed as much of the frog & rubber skirt as I could and released the fish. Chances are he won't make it , but I didn't want to kill him by trying to rip the hook out. Any suggestions on what I could have done, if anything?

Not a huge production day, or size day, but I'm still learning more everytime I go out.
Trip Date:9/10/2007
# of Hotspots:1
Hotspot Details: 1. Mattabesset River Details: Hide
# of Fish Caught:4
Water Type:freshwater
Type of Fish:Largemouth Bass
Fish Length (Avg):14 inches
Fish Length (Max):0 inches
Fish Weight (Avg):2 lbs. 0 oz.
Fish Weight (Max):0 lbs. 0 oz.
Bait Type:Lure (Other)
Bait Details:Scum Frogs
Location Details:Winding River. Travelled about 1/2 way (from put in next to Dunkin Donuts on Rt.3 Cromwell) to where river meets Connecticut River
# of Photos:8
# of Fish Caught:4
Trip Views:This trip has been viewed 10540 times.
User Discussion:
Can a 18' bass boat make it in that river ....how does the tide effect it
10/21/17 10:27 AM

i know this location only i fish not far from rail bridge on the curve ,very nice fish there!!!
11/22/08 05:47 AM

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Last comment was on 10/21/17 10:27 AM by tav
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Last review was on 07/30/08 12:49 PM by iamabasshole

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Date Updated:09/14/07 07:52 PM
Date Created:09/14/07 07:52 PM

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