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As I've shared in other threads, 95% of my fishing is in wilderness areas where I've got the lake to myself and the bass are dumb and dumber.  There are eagles and bears and ospreys, waterfalls and 90-foot cliffs.  100-bass days per person are typical.  In short, it's Heaven.  However, another sort of Heaven is coming as I bought a house in Maine and I'm going to have a fishing pond dug.  It's expensive, so it won't be big, but I'm hoping for an acre.  I'm thinking of bluegills or trout because they're tasty.  When I was a kid, my brothers and I would pedal to ponds, where we'd bobber fish for bluegills by day and wade for bass at night.  I loved those wee lakes and I'll love one again.

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Wow, Crickety, that sounds great.  You'll have to keep us posted on how things come along as you start to work on it.  It absolutely sounds like heaven.

 

My father shared a pond with a neighbor that I now realize I missed out on.  I was a young adult at the time and was just kind of getting started on my own and also hadn't yet gotten back into fishing.  Oh well...

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Wow, Crickety, that sounds great.  You'll have to keep us posted on how things come along as you start to work on it.  It absolutely sounds like heaven.

 

My father shared a pond with a neighbor that I now realize I missed out on.  I was a young adult at the time and was just kind of getting started on my own and also hadn't yet gotten back into fishing.  Oh well...

It's not a certainty because I think I'll need a spring to keep it full, but the land I bought does include wetland, so I'm hopeful.  If I'm able to walk over to the pond and dunk a worm in a few years, a dream will have come true. 

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i started fishing a freinds pond when i was in boy scouts, they took water from a small creek and let it feed and drain back in maybe you could use the marsh.when the bite was on it was amazing. they had bass, catfish, perch and trout. but the trout kept dying off, the water in nor cal would warm up too much in the summer. but the bait and other fish did great. also had craw fish in there as well. dont know if they came from the creek tho. sounds great, always wanted a house with a fish pond. good luck, keep us posted

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Congrats! I have the opposite situation: no natural lakes and very few man-made ones with lots of fishing pressure. Hence, our bass are finicky as all heck. 

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Congrats! I have the opposite situation: no natural lakes and very few man-made ones with lots of fishing pressure. Hence, our bass are finicky as all heck. [/quote

I have to throw the most bizzar lures at the most bizzar times to even get a bite

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If you can't find a stream to work you could always dig a well.  My dad has one that is powered by a windmill on the island in his pond it also runs a bubler to keep the Oxygen levels up on those hot days.  I know that's not a hge issue in Maine, but a well is a decent plan B.

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I fish a private pond here in PA sometimes thats under 1/2 an acre. It has gills and bass in it. The gills are big and the bass are even bigger. Theres a 10lb fish in there for sure. I havent fished it in a few years but it has zero maintence done to it. Spring fed though.

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