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im new to these forums and i was wondering if anyone was from around the mass area maybe fall river or something i fish in wattupa pond and things have seemed to slow down big time was not sure what to do for lures in this area  if anyone is from around here

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Welcome to the forum!

Well i'm a bit north of you in NH, but things probably aren't that different.

I've been catching them on spinnerbaits primarily the last 2 weeks. The key has been finding flats near deep water

What have you been trying? and are you fishing from shore or a boat?

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Welcome also. I'm in southern NH and am catching them on senkos and Jigs with creature trailers now.  I have been finding them deep in the AM. Hope this helps.

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Yup, jigs with big trailers, worked slow early, then wacky rigged senko type baits, and big Tx rigged creatures like a Rage Lobster or craw. You'll get back on some fish, but I'm starting to think the fish are begining to follow a LATE fall pattern, and a lot of the time, that means big and slow! Welcome to New England, now Go Red Sox!!!!

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hi guys and thanks well i just got a little boat yesterday for a steal its a 16 foot aluminum boat with a twenty horse on the back and it does have a fish finder...... but i have never been able to fish off a boat and dont know what to look for on the fish finder.... besides the obvious FISH. and how deep can u use a jig? i thought that was only for shallows idk much about the jig.

thanks guys

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Well now, isn't it funny that learning to use a fish finder and a jig came at the same time for me also, about 2 years ago. I used to think you use the finder to find fish, also, but the truth of the matter is, that most of the time they are more useful in just locating changes in depth, rock and brush piles, and schools of bait fish. As for the jig, you can use a jig as deep as you need to. They are very useful, and very versatile. By changing up your trailer, you can use a jig in everything from grass flats, to sloping rocky drop offs, to fallen trees. Deadly! As the water gets colder, the closer to cover you need to get to. Cast at a piece of timber just cuz it's there, let your jig glide as quietly into the water on or next to your spot, and let it drop freely, waiting for the strike in mid water. If it hits the bottom, let it sit there for a few seconds, then give it slight twitches, until you have worked it out of the hot spot. For trailers, I have had the best luck with a Rage Lobster, Craw, or Space Monkey.

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wow man thanks for the help and i tried my boat out today in a small local pond and even when i had fish on the fish finder a would not get bites... i was in about 18 feet of water and i could not find one fish on the fish finder in any water shallower idk why..... i only had time to go for a half hour.... so i should try to use the fish finder to find drop offs and things to fish around and worry less about the fish the fish finder picks up?

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Welcome to the forum.  Lots of great people on here and some solid info.  In in southern NH.  For what its worth, I used to chase the "fish" on the depth finder and it eventually drove me insane.  Now I turn the volume off and the gain up to find submerged vegetation, rock piles, bait, etc.  It takes patience and I am by NO means an expert but Im getting better.  Youll get frustrated at times but stick with it.

Right now, my success has been on deep diving cranks with erratic presentation, spinner baits, and plastics fished slow in 8-12 ft.  Bite has been slowing down for me lately though and Ive spent more time hitting up trout ponds.  Good luck out there.  Let us know how youre making out.

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ok thank you very much i am going out on boat today for about 2 hours i will let you know how i make out and my new questions ha thanks again

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You are not going to see fish on your fish finder in shallow water so don't waste your time. The cone angle is too small and you cover very little area under the boat. The only one that works shallow is the humminbird side finders. If most of the fish you are marking in deep water are not on the bottom or close to than they are probable inactive fish so catching them will not be easy.

As for fish South Wattuppa, fish as far south as you can go at the pond. The cove at the farthest south end is usaully the best this time of year. The cove behind the island directly across from the ramp is good also, as is the rock walls on the back side of the island. Be very careful there, there is alot of rocks just under the water that can tear up a boat in a hurry. Jigs, spinnerbaits and senko will catch them shallow.  Good luck

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This is the best time of year for Watuppa. Just fish where ever the wind is with a spinnerbait and target rocks with a jig. You can nail some nice 3-3.5 pound smallies this time of year there. 8-)

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just got in and it was a little frustrating we went out  for 2 hours and only landed 2 fish..... we used cranks, jigs and a senko not much action  we went from 3 to 5:15 idk are there better times to fish?

thanks guys i appriciate it alot

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Anytime you can get on the water is a good time to fish.  ;) Sometimes the bite is slow and theres nothing you can do about it.  Yesterday may just have been one of those times.  Most important thing is to not get frustrated.  Keep at it and eventually all the pieces will fall into place.

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welcom to the forum. weve been having our best luck with strike king-mini kings, black/blue spinnerbaits about 20-30 from the shore. watch your fishfinder and cast wherever you see a dropoff or any radical change in depth.

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very slow. slow it down untill you feel it just banging off the rocks and or are picking up weeds, then speed it up just enough to keep it off the bottom. also i prefere a colorado blade. seems to make more comotion at slow speeds. where are you fishing? do you make it up to westford or tyngsboro?

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nah im fishing in a pond in fall river mass called wattupa pond, very low visibility and not many coves or much of anything on bottom pretty flat.....

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Some of the biggest fish in NH came from SENKO's. Heck next season that may be my only bait.  ;D

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Welcome to the forum!  ;) I live in the western end of the state, so you decide to venture out this way, maybe I can be of assistance. My main focus is on small mouth bass, but I also target largemouths, crappie and pike. You can learn an awful lot by checking out the articles listed at the top of the home page of this site as well. Good Luck!

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