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Offline ArthurTagnv

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Barton's Cove
« on: Jan 11, 2019, 08:24 AM »
Been driving by for nearly a month now and wanted to see what the ice was like. Stopped in the little park area across from Chappell Auto Sales, there was probably close to 8-10 inches of black ice as I didn't have any real means of spudding it an educated guess will have to do. Walked about probably 150 yards or so towards the ramp and it was all safe hard black ice.

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Re: Barton's Cove
« Reply #1 on: Jan 11, 2019, 08:28 AM »
Thanks for the report.  I was curious how it setup with all the rain.
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Re: Barton's Cove
« Reply #2 on: Jan 11, 2019, 09:37 AM »
Lots of ice/space on the cove. I wish there were more fish...
although gold pins have come from there in the past several years...

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Re: Barton's Cove
« Reply #3 on: Jan 11, 2019, 09:52 AM »
Saw 3 guys out there last weekend coming home from up north
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Re: Barton's Cove
« Reply #4 on: Jan 12, 2019, 11:06 AM »
Thinking about heading there tomorrow...never been there. Any danger spots to keep away from?

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Re: Barton's Cove
« Reply #5 on: Jan 12, 2019, 11:14 AM »
Thinking about heading there tomorrow...never been there. Any danger spots to keep away from?

Be very careful wandering toward the dam/main river - the currents can be very dangerous out that way - if you stay in the main cove you will be fine - slow fishing but the potential to catch anything in the river -

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Re: Barton's Cove
« Reply #6 on: Jan 12, 2019, 02:58 PM »
Thinking about heading there tomorrow...never been there. Any danger spots to keep away from?

Come to the gathering on Feb. 2nd and we will show you the best of The Cove!  Getting on can be a little tough some times with the river going up and down, stay away from the state ramp islands and out that way and you will be fine. 



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Re: Barton's Cove
« Reply #7 on: Jan 12, 2019, 06:12 PM »
Thanks Guys! Iím definitely going to try and make the gathering this year :tipup:

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Re: Barton's Cove
« Reply #8 on: Jan 12, 2019, 07:50 PM »
I'll be there tomorrow too.  If you see a gray pop-up shanty, that'd be me.

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Re: Barton's Cove
« Reply #9 on: Jan 13, 2019, 06:01 PM »
Thinking of going there next weekend, how much ice is there

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Re: Barton's Cove
« Reply #10 on: Jan 14, 2019, 10:06 AM »
I'll be there tomorrow too.  If you see a gray pop-up shanty, that'd be me.

Howíd you make out?

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Re: Barton's Cove
« Reply #11 on: Jan 14, 2019, 11:59 AM »
Howíd you make out?

If anyone smells skunk, its left over from my day yesterday.   Marked tons of fish jigging, couldn't get anything to bite.   Only a couple flags, took tons of line but dropped the bait... 

I didnt catch anything, but any day outside is good enough for me.

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Re: Barton's Cove
« Reply #12 on: Jan 14, 2019, 01:20 PM »
If anyone smells skunk, its left over from my day yesterday.   Marked tons of fish jigging, couldn't get anything to bite.   Only a couple flags, took tons of line but dropped the bait... 

I didnt catch anything, but any day outside is good enough for me.

Pretty typical day on the cove

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Re: Barton's Cove
« Reply #13 on: Jan 16, 2019, 09:52 AM »
Hey all,  I am headed out there really soon...

Any gear advice for Barton Cove?

Line should be green? grey?
recommendations for jigging colors and types of jigs (S pimps or other)?

This is only my second season ice fishing...

Thanks,
Karl

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Re: Barton's Cove
« Reply #14 on: Jan 16, 2019, 09:53 AM »
Hey all,  I am headed out there really soon...

Any gear advice for Barton Cove?

Line should be green? grey?
recommendations for jigging colors and types of jigs (S pimps or other)?

This is only my second season ice fishing...

Thanks,
Karl

What are you trying to catch?

Offline Fishskins

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Re: Barton's Cove
« Reply #15 on: Jan 16, 2019, 09:56 AM »
What are you trying to catch?

I would prefer trout...

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Re: Barton's Cove
« Reply #16 on: Jan 16, 2019, 10:28 AM »
I would prefer trout...

It's not to say that you couldn't catch a trout there but I don't think it's considered a trout fishery. However there are plenty of lakes within a half hour of there that hold trout.

So assuming you find a place that holds trout, the answers to your questions are simple: Main line color doesn't matter but I would be using a 4lb fluorocarbon or mono leader and small tungsten jigs with plastics or small spoons like pimples or slender spoons.

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Re: Barton's Cove
« Reply #17 on: Jan 16, 2019, 10:33 AM »
I would prefer trout...

No trout in Bartonís Cove - itís part of the CT river - so you can only catch what swims in the river

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Re: Barton's Cove
« Reply #18 on: Jan 16, 2019, 02:58 PM »
No trout in Bartonís Cove - itís part of the CT river - so you can only catch what swims in the river
I may wear my "Newbie" sign with big arrow pointing at me for the Barton 12 annual... LOL

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Re: Barton's Cove
« Reply #19 on: Jan 16, 2019, 03:00 PM »
I may wear my "Newbie" sign with big arrow pointing at me for the Barton 12 annual... LOL

Lol - no worries - we all start somewhere - Good luck to you!

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Re: Barton's Cove
« Reply #20 on: Jan 16, 2019, 04:35 PM »
I may wear my "Newbie" sign with big arrow pointing at me for the Barton 12 annual... LOL
There are trout in the river caught one years ago shad fishing. Have also seen salmon.
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Re: Barton's Cove
« Reply #21 on: Jan 16, 2019, 06:43 PM »
Lol - no worries - we all start somewhere - Good luck to you!
After a little research, for the tungsten, demon or swedish pimps, since gear adds up real quick $$$, what colors are best at barton?  Orange, clown or white?  Is imitating the bluegills productive?  And do the plastics help?  Or just get some spikes?  And what size spoons?  3/16?  The tungsten get really small...  Like 1/50oz... Any words of wisdom are helpful. (And I stole the subject of this original post, sorry)... Obviously just for jigging...

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Re: Barton's Cove
« Reply #22 on: Jan 16, 2019, 08:30 PM »
After a little research, for the tungsten, demon or swedish pimps, since gear adds up real quick $$$, what colors are best at barton?  Orange, clown or white?  Is imitating the bluegills productive?  And do the plastics help?  Or just get some spikes?  And what size spoons?  3/16?  The tungsten get really small...  Like 1/50oz... Any words of wisdom are helpful. (And I stole the subject of this original post, sorry)... Obviously just for jigging...
Would you also like someone to put some fish on your line for you too? It's called fishing , not catching for a reason.
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Re: Barton's Cove
« Reply #23 on: Jan 17, 2019, 08:46 AM »
After a little research, for the tungsten, demon or swedish pimps, since gear adds up real quick $$$, what colors are best at barton?  Orange, clown or white?  Is imitating the bluegills productive?  And do the plastics help?  Or just get some spikes?  And what size spoons?  3/16?  The tungsten get really small...  Like 1/50oz... Any words of wisdom are helpful. (And I stole the subject of this original post, sorry)... Obviously just for jigging...

I like the small tungstens, like a 1/32, pair with a wax worm or meal worm.  I prefer live bait over plastics but plenty of people use plastics successfully.  As for color I like chartreuse or gold but its good to have a variety.
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Re: Barton's Cove
« Reply #24 on: Jan 17, 2019, 09:58 AM »
Would you also like someone to put some fish on your line for you too? It's called fishing , not catching for a reason.

Dammmm son.  The man readily admitted he is a newbi, he is just asking for advice.  That is what we are here for. 

Get yourself one of these Hali's (that color/size) and tip it with a maggot.  Buy an extra set of chains (long ones) because they can and do break.  With that, you will catch fish on the cove.






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"We're going to sit around the shanty mama...."  Johnathan Edwards

"If you are going out there to figure it all out by yourself, well, ice has a
 learning curve second only to fire. I wish you the best of luck."    Looneyducer

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Re: Barton's Cove
« Reply #25 on: Jan 17, 2019, 11:50 AM »
Hali's are the Gary Yamamoto senkos of ice fishing.  IMO they are way over priced, especially with the garbage chain and hook they come with, but they sure do work.
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Re: Barton's Cove
« Reply #26 on: Jan 17, 2019, 01:40 PM »
Hali's are the Gary Yamamoto senkos of ice fishing.  IMO they are way over priced, especially with the garbage chain and hook they come with, but they sure do work.

Ha Ha...Sonar Senko...!!!!!



"I will never stop targeting trophies, every skunk is one skunk closer to a giant "  RC

"We're going to sit around the shanty mama...."  Johnathan Edwards

"If you are going out there to figure it all out by yourself, well, ice has a
 learning curve second only to fire. I wish you the best of luck."    Looneyducer

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Re: Barton's Cove
« Reply #27 on: Jan 17, 2019, 02:36 PM »
I only use halis when fishing for goldens. Otherwise the hooks are too small. I lost countless trout on them because too small hooks

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Re: Barton's Cove
« Reply #28 on: Jan 17, 2019, 02:36 PM »
I only use halis when fishing for goldens. Otherwise the hooks are too small. I lost countless trout on them because too small hooks

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Re: Barton's Cove
« Reply #29 on: Jan 17, 2019, 02:56 PM »
I like the small tungstens, like a 1/32, pair with a wax worm or meal worm.  I prefer live bait over plastics but plenty of people use plastics successfully.  As for color I like chartreuse or gold but its good to have a variety.

Thanks all!  They are pricey.  This starts me in the right direction and been reading up on old posts on the Hali's and the hook mods.
I am headed out to Comet Pond in Hubbardston to try some stuff out this weekend...
See some of you on the 2nd at Barton.  Beerme, I'll even bring you a beer even though your a troll...

 



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