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Offline bogtrotter

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Mausert's Pond
« on: Mar 06, 2022, 05:44 PM »
I ice fished Mausert's Pond in Clarksburg from 10:30 AM to 2 PM.

It was 39 and foggy when I arrived and 57 degrees and mostly sunny when I left.

There was 5 or 6 inches of snow (mushy when I arrived and slushy when I left) over 14 inches of ice on the Pond.

Over the course of the 3.5 hours that I was there, I caught six pickerel (biggest 21") and three perch (biggest 11").

I also had something big slam my jig and snap the line  - - although not as big as the one that did the same thing at Cheshire Pond yesterday.

Then I left to run an errandi for an hour before heading to Fish Pond (a/k/a Windsor Lake) in North Adams, which I scouted for about an hour - - and did some half-hearted jigging in the open or partly frozen holes that I could find and chop out.

When I was at Fish Pond, it was full sun - - in fact, I got a bit of a "redneck tan" - - and a bit windier, with temps of about 60 degrees when I arrived and 64 when I left

Unlike Mausert's Pond, Fish Pond only has about 8 inches of ice on it in most spots (a bit more toward the middle), with about 3 inches of standing water on top, and some spots have the dreaded "toilet bowl" effect of swirling scummy water flowing into open holes.

I talked to a few of the guys who were fishing there, and only one mentioned catching anything  (one perch and one crappie)  there today.

Offline lowaccord66

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Re: Mausert's Pond
« Reply #1 on: Mar 06, 2022, 07:12 PM »
Nice day to be outside for sure.  Thinking about your description of yesterdays events I wonder if it was a pike.  I missed that you were at the res.

Offline scooper47

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Re: Mausert's Pond
« Reply #2 on: Mar 07, 2022, 07:19 AM »
My theory is that the black scum we see when water on top of the ice drains into holes is air pollution that the snow picks up as it falls. It gets concentrated as the snow melts and it all flows into the holes.

Offline IceDog88

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Re: Mausert's Pond
« Reply #3 on: Mar 07, 2022, 08:20 PM »
 Nice outing with some quality fish along with weather. A little to warm and hopefully cools down because the ice is going for sure. Hope for the best.


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