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I'm trying to find some spots where I can hook up to the elusive small mouth. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.

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Try Watchaug in Burlingame Park. One of my fav ponds. You will find some if you fish a little deeper. Same for Beach Pond.

I think Indian Lake has some too but in RI your going to get mostly LM as you know even in these lakes.

Mark

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The smallie bite was on this spring. Beach, Indian, Tiogue, and Watchaug were throwing out nice quality smallies. I had a day on Beach with about 30 smallies in 4 hours with a few over 4 pounds. Tiogue and Watchaug didn't produce as many but they were all quality 2-3 pound fish. But since the spawn the bite has just died. Have not hit one on the last three. I have found them in 20-30' in Beach on the drop-shot but nothing quality. I have been to Stafford 3 times this year and have only caught 2 keeper smallies. My buddy hit a 5-1 in early May there though.

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great thread madfish i was going to ask the same question. just went to beach pond for the first time, and im really looking forward to putting some serious hours in there. im going to have to pick all you guys brains (willingly on your end of course)!

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great thread madfish i was going to ask the same question. just went to beach pond for the first time, and im really looking forward to putting some serious hours in there. im going to have to pick all you guys brains (willingly on your end of course)!

Beach from post-spawn to the first cold snap in October is all about electronics. You generally cant find smallies in there to win a tournament this time of year though. Those bags usually come from the grass by the dam and are largemouth. But I did happen to find a magic tree in about 35' that throws out a few nice 3-4 pound largies in the course of 8 hours. Mix that in with a few 2-3 pound drop-shotted smallies and you have a nice 15 pound bag that will win most of the time. But someone always seems to come in with a fish over 6. ;D

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How bout a 9-3 LM just before the dam in the rocks to the left.  :D

Wasnt me...my partner....and it wasnt a tourney.   :'(

Mark

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How bout a 9-3 LM just before the dam in the rocks to the left. :D

Wasnt me...my partner....and it wasnt a tourney. :'(

Mark

Was it Todd R?

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great thread madfish i was going to ask the same question. just went to beach pond for the first time, and im really looking forward to putting some serious hours in there. im going to have to pick all you guys brains (willingly on your end of course)!

Beach from post-spawn to the first cold snap in October is all about electronics. You generally cant find smallies in there to win a tournament this time of year though. Those bags usually come from the grass by the dam and are largemouth. But I did happen to find a magic tree in about 35' that throws out a few nice 3-4 pound largies in the course of 8 hours. Mix that in with a few 2-3 pound drop-shotted smallies and you have a nice 15 pound bag that will win most of the time. But someone always seems to come in with a fish over 6. ;D

interesting. I don't know how well that bodes for me with my newly acquired canoe, pretty much newbie status and total lack of electronics at the moment. but encouraging to hear that the potential is in there for sure! buddy of mined checked out beach last week, heard it had good shoreline access. seemed to us that only the smaller side across the road did, and i only had a couple hours so i didn't get to see much.

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How bout a 9-3 LM just before the dam in the rocks to the left. :D

Wasnt me...my partner....and it wasnt a tourney. :'(

Mark

Was it Todd R?

No it wasnt. Caught it at dusk with One Minus fished so slow it hurts making a small wake on top. It was a big boy. Grant did the mount...it came out nice.

Mark

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