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Hi, I'm Dan. Glad to be here. I live on Mousam Lake in Southern Maine. It's a 4 1/2 mile flooded river that is still dammed up from when they were needed for woolen mills. The river forms a chain of 22 lakes and ponds. The one I live on is about 1/2 mile wide.

I live in a family home on the lake. It was built in the 50's and I fished here as a kid a lot. Moved in to the place in 2002 and then retired a few years later. I'm 64 yrs old as of this writing and just started fishing again seriously about two years ago.

 

The lake has bass, crappie, and pickerel. They stock it each year with trout and salmon. I don't catch the stocked stuff much but when I do they're big for this area. 3-5 lbs. The bass run about 1 1/2 to 4 lbs. The crappie, particularly later in the summer are dinner plate sized.

 

I currently am using two dobyn's poles one glass, a shimano spinning reel and a new Curado dc bait caster that I'm getting used to. I have a fishing platform that I made from an old 18 foot sailing catarmeran pontoon boat. It's all electric.

 

I'm here to learn and share some. I love this topic. Thanks in advance for all your advice....

 

The view this morning from my front porch, 6 am. It was a good fishing morning.

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Welcome! :)

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Welcome aboard, Dan!

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Hello Dan and Welcome to Bass Resource ~

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Hello and welcome to the forum. I wish I had a view like that from my front porch.

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Hello and welcome to BR!

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6 hours ago, DanielG said:

I live on Mousam Lake in Southern Maine.

Hey @DanielG welcome to BR from N. Central Bassachusetts

 

Was just up on Mousam last week, and it's a beautiful place...you're a lucky guy. Welcome back to the bass fishing addiction...wishing you tight lines!

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Welcome to the forum

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1 hour ago, LadiMopar said:

Hey @DanielG welcome to BR from N. Central Bassachusetts

 

Was just up on Mousam last week, and it's a beautiful place...you're a lucky guy. Welcome back to the bass fishing addiction...wishing you tight lines!

Hey, if you're ever up here again, I'm they guy in the converted sailing catamaran with the blue top used for fishing. If you see me you'll know me. I'm out on the lake a lot.

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Welcome!

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Maine! A beautiful state with lots of lobsters.

 

Where a lobster is treated as a Big Mac.

 

Welcome to the Forum. Great having you with us.

 

Just ask us about bass fishing and we will all give you our input.

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25 minutes ago, Sam said:

Maine! A beautiful state with lots of lobsters.

 

Where a lobster is treated as a Big Mac.

 

Welcome to the Forum. Great having you with us.

 

Just ask us about bass fishing and we will all give you our input.

Ya, a word about lobsters. I've traveled all over the country. Maine lobsters are well known and expensive other places. Thing is, people think we have them all the time here. Maybe even three meals a day. Fact is, Maine people don't eat lobster too much. Expensive usually and their considered sort of a splurge... like NY'ers and caviar. They are good though aren't they.

Sad thing is that the lobster industry here is dying fast. The warming waters in the gulf are cutting way down on the harvest. This causes the molting season to be off. Lobsters can't be shipped if they are soft shell. They'll die. As a result we can't ship out as many as we'd like any longer because of the warmer waters throwing things off. But, last year this didn't make much difference as China accounts for most of our sales.This year sales dropped 84% to China because of tariffs. China is going to Canada now for lobster because of the stiff tariffs and say they won't be back as they don't have to. Lobstermen are having to sell their lobsters to Canada to be processed at a super cut rate and Canada sells them to China. Boats are being sold and people going out of business up and down the coast. Weird scenario and sad. Heck, the lobster is on our license plate.

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15 hours ago, DanielG said:

Hey, if you're ever up here again, I'm they guy in the converted sailing catamaran with the blue top used for fishing. If you see me you'll know me. I'm out on the lake a lot.

Might be up again in October...Will definitely look for you! 😊

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16 hours ago, DanielG said:

Hey, if you're ever up here again, I'm they guy in the converted sailing catamaran with the blue top used for fishing. If you see me you'll know me. I'm out on the lake a lot.

I'm sure I saw you last Friday trolling past a rock pile I was fishing. My wife and I fish Mousam all the time. We're in a black Lund fury XL sport. Will stop and say hi next time we see you.

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2 hours ago, jbmaine said:

I'm sure I saw you last Friday trolling past a rock pile I was fishing. My wife and I fish Mousam all the time. We're in a black Lund fury XL sport. Will stop and say hi next time we see you.

That would probably be at the lower end of the main lake nearer the bridge. I live about 200 ft from that rock pile. There are bass on the lake side of that pile (as opposed to the shore side).

A lot of guys have Lunds I'm sure I saw yours.

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Welcome home! We're glad you're here.

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