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Hit Mudge Pond in Sharon,CT Sat at 7 AM
Cold!! Water was 47 t0 50, but air was below freezing as my guides kept iceing up. Heavy mist till about 9. Dead calm till about 10 AM when it was like someone flipped a switch and the wind started blowing hard. Other than a few nice pictures, all I caught was one dink smallie on a spinner in 8 ft off a lilly pad weed edge. After reading the Maho tourny post, I might have done better consintrating on the deep pool , rather than the shallow bite. Will have to learn the blade techniques that have been discussed recently. Could be my last time out, as college visits with my daughter have the next few weekends tied up.
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Smallie???

Tim,
Are you sure that was a smallie? Or just a small-ie Lmb. All my years of fishing that place I have never seen a smallmouth come in.
Not to doubt your word, people have been known to try to self stock, but let me know if thats what it was, I may have to shift tactics!
Dennis

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Could very well have been a small LM. Was a little fustrated and barely got it out of the water and flipped it back.
I'm not that familiar with dinks, all my fish are usually monsters.LOL
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mudge

Dennis,

I never fished Mudge Pond but remember reading an article a few years back (I don't recall which magazine) but it mentioned Mudge Pond as a quality small mouth lake.
 

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TV....

Mudge sounds like a nice quiet body of water, and hopefully it DOES house some nice smallies. Sorry me and John W. missed ya' the other weekend on Indian, but I know that next Sunday in Sharon it will be around 66 degrees and cloudy. Maybe you can try to get back on either lake for some good bass fishin'. I like the idea of deep bass fishing this time of year - although I'm not too familiar with Connecticut waters yet. Indian was loads of fun, but is Mudge a large pond? How deep does it get? If ya' ever want company on Indian Lake let me know - I'd be happy to get coffee and breakfast (or lunch). The only thing with Indian Lake is that ones' boat would have to be rather light or liftable. Keep us posted about the conditions on that area, sounds like it would be a good November!

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tval, yes it could have been a smallie. my club LIB has fished mudge for years. this year past was the first time we didn't. but at some of the TX early spring(april - may) there has been a smallie put on the scale a few times. most of the time it get's caught by the spillway in the pool. i've only seen one smallie for each TX. so if there is one ther should be more, right?:eek:
 

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I've been thinking about this matter for a couple of days now, because I could remember catching a smallie in a lake last year that I never saw one in during the 10+ years of fishing it, year round.
Finally remembered it was in Long pond, in Sharon Ct., and I am pretty sure that it feeds into Mudge.
It was also small, but legal.
With the total absense of any "smallmouth" spawn areas, such as rock or gravel, I think I will have to assume these fish are self stocked by someone other than DEP.
Sorry about that, Tim!
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