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mega monster, that's what my wife calls it. All's I know is it's the biggest bass I've ever seen, by far. It has to be double digit's.

We were fishing a pond that's mostly known for SM, and having a good day. We were in about 8' of water and I'd just hooked a SM, about a pound or so.

As I was getting it in close a shadow came out from under the boat. For a moment I thought it was a loon, swimming under water. Then it turned and headed for the fish I'd hooked and we saw it was a LM, as I said, by far the biggest bass we'd ever seen.

It came up to a ft. under the surface and started following the fish on my line. The poor smallie was going nuts trying to get away, and the LM kept following it. We were kind of dumb founded just standing there watching it happen. It really kind of looked like a bus next to a VW bug. After a minute or so the LM lost interest and went back under the boat.

My wife saw it swim toward a submerged rock pile, while I came to my senses and released the smallie.

We drifted a bit closer to the rock pile and saw this big bass hanging out on it. We tossed everything we could think of at it. Every so often it would come out and look at our baits but we couldn't get it to hit.

Eventually we gave up and decided to come back another day. I'm glad my fish finder has GPS because this rock pile is out in the middle of nowhere and it would be hard to find. ( We've fished this pond for yrs. and never knew it was there.)

So one day real soon we are going to head back up there bright and early, stop just off the rock pile, toss our biggest baits at it and see what happens.

                                                                                         Jim

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We are different. I would be at that pond everyday for at least a week. You can bet on that. Good luck catching it though

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8 minutes ago, riverbasser said:

We are different. I would be at that pond everyday for at least a week. You can bet on that. Good luck catching it though

 

Maybe he's setting hundreds of booby traps and burning every bridge on the way home lol...  In any case he's hot on the trail.  I'm looking forward to his imminent success, that's for sure!  

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I'd be getting a few of these before I went back.

http://www.mattlures.com/contents/en-us/d205.html

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Hi all,

Work has been busy, but it looks like we'll be able to get back up there soon. There is a day coming up where it is supposed to be overcast with a chance of showers. Perfect day for fishing.

 As of now my game plan is to run up to just shy of my GPS mark, and make a couple of passes back and forth using side scan to see if I can find it around the rock pile.

 Then we'll stand off a bit and fish the area from top to bottom starting at the top.

 Top water--  Live target sun fish, then a frog, then a jitter bug

                       If no results then

mid range--   a shadow rap, then a swim bait.

                        If still nothing then

Bottom---  My largest jig, then a coffee tube, then a shaky  head worm.

  If none of this works we'll head off and fish other spots and try again later.

You know it's funny. This is X2 the biggest LM I have ever seen,( we've caught our share of 4-5 LB bass) and as much as I want to catch it. I'm not desperate to catch it, if you know what I mean. Just knowing there are fish swimming around like that in this pond, and never knowing when, or what, you might catch, just makes the whole experience and journey that much nicer.

                                                                   Jim

 

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Thats a good plan, good luck!,

 gotta love Maine, i sure do

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19 hours ago, jbmaine said:

Hi all,

Work has been busy, but it looks like we'll be able to get back up there soon. There is a day coming up where it is supposed to be overcast with a chance of showers. Perfect day for fishing.

 As of now my game plan is to run up to just shy of my GPS mark, and make a couple of passes back and forth using side scan to see if I can find it around the rock pile.

 Then we'll stand off a bit and fish the area from top to bottom starting at the top.

 Top water--  Live target sun fish, then a frog, then a jitter bug

                       If no results then

mid range--   a shadow rap, then a swim bait.

                        If still nothing then

Bottom---  My largest jig, then a coffee tube, then a shaky  head worm.

  If none of this works we'll head off and fish other spots and try again later.

You know it's funny. This is X2 the biggest LM I have ever seen,( we've caught our share of 4-5 LB bass) and as much as I want to catch it. I'm not desperate to catch it, if you know what I mean. Just knowing there are fish swimming around like that in this pond, and never knowing when, or what, you might catch, just makes the whole experience and journey that much nicer.

                                                                   Jim

 

Good to see other Maine bass fishermen on here! Thats why i love the smaller ponds i fish (many dont have access for a boat just carry in kayak). They have little to no pressure and hold some great fish. Let me know if you need some help searching for that giant! 

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There are bass in Maine ? I wonder how many guys on here fish in Maine. I sure do, a lot.

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