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Tuesday I hit a small pond that is part of the brook that feeds the other 2 ponds I've been reporting about.

I saw many yellow perch cruising the shore and caught 1 with a 1/16oz white maribu. Others would just stare at it and then leave.

I switched over to a 2" double rigged soft plastic trout worm. That had the gills going! Worked the worm slowly just under the surface with a gliding walk the dog motion. Bluegills were chasing it and would hit it a lot, but not too many grabbed the hook.

Later while I was working the worm, I see a nice sized gill go shooting at the worm very aggressively like the way a pickerel would come out of weeds for a spinner. Hard stiff hit and set the hook. The fish took a jump. Landed a trophy 13 ounce pumpkinseed!

Lost another pumpkinseed its size on the jump.

Later when I got home to fillet, I measured the pumpkinseed. 9" length by 9" girth! It was a slab it was a bull!

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Comment by John Sheehan on April 29, 2012 at 7:22am

Super fish ,nice report. I'm wondering if you could have turned those Perch on with a very slow steady retrieve close to bottom .It's worked for me before.

Comment by Jim Gronaw on April 10, 2012 at 8:16pm

Great fish, man!

Comment by Jeffrey D. Abney on April 10, 2012 at 7:21pm

It's definitely a trophy Seed Michael....nice report!

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