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I was planning on going for a three day fishing trip to a new smallmouth lake a few hours from me called Nicatous lake. My father ended up calling me and told me that he had taken the same time off and that he wouldn't mind going fishing too. He made a proposal that instead of going to Nicatous lake we should travel down to southern Maine and try fishing Cobbossecontee lake for two days and on the third day travel back and fish Three Mile lake. We have a tournament on Three Mile Lake in two weeks so I though it sound like a good plan.

We have never fished these lakes before. Cobboseecontee lake is suppose to be one of the best bass fisheries in the state, I kind of think that it is considered one of the best just because most of the out of state fisherman stop there to fish and go no further. There were more out of state license plates there than state of Maine plates.

We fished there Friday evening from about 3:30 pm to sunset. We had no clue where to go so we fished as many different types of cover as possible and we tried to cover as much water as possible so we both alternated between cranks and spinnerbaits. My very first cast with a spinnerbait produced a nice three pound smallmout but I lost him because he was full of spunk. The water temperature back home was 65 degrees, it was 76.8 degrees down therer. About six more cast later I hooked into a very large fish and I only got a glimse of it before the hook fell out, but I believed that it was a Northern Pike. We have no Northern Pike in my part of Maine we just have Chain Pickerel.

My Dad ended up catching the first Pike and it ended up weighing 5 1/2 pounds. I know this is the small end for Pike but boy did that guy fight. It was awesome because it was our first pike ever. We ended up catching a few nice largies that first evening.

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Day two started out overcast but warn then turned to cold and then rain! Go figure drive half way down the state for a three day fishing trip and run right into a major cold front with rain. We could see our breathe on Saturday and Sunday. It's June and I'm cold whats going on with the weather this year?

We ended up going into this shallow cove that had grass banks and logs and stumps scattered throughout it. I could see a few bass swimming around so we knew there were bass in the area. I ended up rigging a 3/8 oz black and blue jig and attached a Rage tail lobster in June bug as a trailer. It proved to be the right combination as I just started pulling them in Right after another. My dad was useing a black and blue jig with some other June bug colored trailer and he was only catching a few here and there. By the end of Saturday I landed 30+ bass and my dad caught about 12. We only took pictures of the better bass. After two days of fishing on Cobbseecontee we thought the lake was pretty cool. We do feel that we hit it in bad weather conditions and that the bite was off so we could only imagine how the fishing was on a good day. We did catch a few bass from off shore humps with grass on them too. All and all the fishing was good but my father and I are spoiled back home fishing on our home waters where we have the whole lakes pretty much to ourselves. Back home we don't have to worry about other bass fisherman getting to the good fishing cover before us, or the places that we go "lets try over there" and as we head over there a faster boat passes us and goes strait to where we pointed. <_<

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Did catch a few spinnerbait bass too:

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On sunday we made the return trip home and fished Three Mile lake on the way. Once again it was raining and it was cold, I mean my hands were going numb in June! We caught a good number of bass but it was a game of patience. We flipped jigs into matts of lily pads and just dead sticked the jigs as long as we could stand it and sometimes you would get a thump and have one heck of a fihgt trying to pull them out. I believe that I had one real big hog on but I just couldn't clear him from the pads! Not a bad lake but it is not very big and I feel if we get the 35 boat cut off limit at the tournament, (plus we have 25 boats from our club going) its going to be combat bass fishing. There just isn't a lot of lake to fish and everyone is going to be fishing right next to each other. All and all it was fun fishing new water but I wouldn't trade it for the fishing in Downeast Maine. 1001355i.jpg1001356b.jpg1001357.jpg1001358z.jpg1001359a.jpg1001362j.jpg The lily pads that held the bass: 1001363t.jpg

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Hey man way to go! It's good that you got to go out and try some new lakes and looks like you did a good job figuring out the jig/lobster bite! The pike looks great and the bass too! Sounds like a good time with your Dad!

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Looked like a fantastic trip with plenty of good fish to boot! Glad you had a chance to fish with your Dad again too...

Big O

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Nice fish. 3 mile can be crowded with a lot of boats on it. Did you guys fish the whole lake? There are more places to get em than just the S End. Our club used to go there every year and it was always a fun place to fish.

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Nice fish. 3 mile can be crowded with a lot of boats on it. Did you guys fish the whole lake? There are more places to get em than just the S End. Our club used to go there every year and it was always a fun place to fish.

We fished the south end and then all of the back coves with weeds. We didn't have much luck around the rocks. Is there any off shore structure? Like rocks or grass beds? We didn't get to fish the lake that thorough. Do you catch them in the rocks? I think the bite was really off when we fished it.

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Have caught them off of points, around the islands, a couple of the flats that have some humps in them, the coves at the N end, those reeds right off the launch, inside points along the West shore etc etc. A lot of fish in that lake! It does fish better earlier in the season than it will right now, but you will still probably need 16-18 lbs to win.

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Have caught them off of points, around the islands, a couple of the flats that have some humps in them, the coves at the N end, those reeds right off the launch, inside points along the West shore etc etc. A lot of fish in that lake! It does fish better earlier in the season than it will right now, but you will still probably need 16-18 lbs to win.

Thanks for the info! Our five fish limit for that day was 13 lbs, on a slow day, I told my father that I bet it's going to take a big bag limit. Those bass were fat and healthy.

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Nice Job !

Good write up too.

I can relate to the cold June as the "summer" over night and early morning temps here are often in the low 40's. Mix in a cold rain/North wind and it makes the lake feel like Hot Bath Water.

And aren't jigs the way to go ! When the conditions are right they're tough to beat.

Keep Get'um.

A-Jay

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Nice Job !

Good write up too.

I can relate to the cold June as the "summer" over night and early morning temps here are often in the low 40's. Mix in a cold rain/North wind and it makes the lake feel like Hot Bath Water.

And aren't jigs the way to go ! When the conditions are right they're tough to beat.

Keep Get'um.

A-Jay

I love jigs my favorite way to fish! To be honest I only need four lures; Jig, Spinnerbait, Tubes and Suspending jerkbaits, but you know a fisherman needs more selection :rolleyes: !

I almost wanted to jump in the lake to warm up! :D

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