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60 Smallmouths On A New Lake

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My Father and I went on another little road trip in search of some new fishing waters. We traveled two hours north of us to this 17,250 acre body of water that is suppose to have some excellent smallmouth fishing.

We left around 0500 and arrived at the lake at around 0715. Finding the lake was a little difficult because the dirt road that takes you to the landing was not labeled. The road looked like a goat path :blink: , almost didn't go down it. We get to the landing and you can tell that is was not made for bass boats, more like for Grand lakers. We manage to launch the boat and immediately we are over whelmed by the beauty of this lake. 17,250 acres and what little bit of it that we fished we never saw one camp, house nothing! It was just lake surrounded by God's country.

The fishing was great we were catching nice fat smallmouth right from the get go! Almost every cast produced a smallie. The water was crystal clear, could see bottom 10 feet down and it only looked like it was 4 ft down. The lake had big boulders all over the place with submerged tree stumps and logs dotted throughout it. I saw my biggest smallmouth ever swimming under the boat, safely a 5+ pound bass. Every bass that we caught as we fought them to the boat would be spitting up tons of crawdads and bait fish even the dinks had big Ole bellies on them! :)

They were very active as we would see one rise or swimming along the bottom and we cast at them and they would come flying for the bait from twenty feet away. The hot baits were tubes and cranks. By the the end of the day we boated at least 60 fish and 95% of those were from 2 1/2 to 3 pounds. We had bigger ones than that but they spent more time out of the water then in it! So a lot of hooks were thrown. We will be going to this lake again but next time we are bringing a tent so we can really break this one down. We never went more then a mile from the landing and we spent four hours in a hundred yard stretch so we didn't even scratch the surface of this one.

These are the only pictures that we took because we were too busy catching! B)

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HAHAHA MAN that's so Great!! Way to go man sounds like the perfect trip! Bet you can't wait to get back out there and catch that PB!! Glad to hear you had such a great time! :D

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You sir, are indeed a Lucky Man.

Having access to water that is chuck full of gorgeous brown bass (that apparently go unmolested) is a beautiful thing.

Nice photo's as well.

I do however hope that you lathered up generously with SPF 80, as you appear to have quite the alabaster thing going on.

B)

A-Jay

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You sir, are indeed a Lucky Man.

Having access to water that is chuck full of gorgeous brown bass (that apparently go unmolested) is a beautiful thing.

Nice photo's as well.

I do however hope that you lathered up generously with SPF 80, as you appear to have quite the alabaster thing going on.

B)

A-Jay

LoL, yes I had sun block on. Trying to get rid of that farmers tan.

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LoL, yes I had sun block on. Trying to get rid of that farmers tan.

Yea - I hear ya - I'm just jealous & busting'em a little.

:)

A-Jay

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WTG... Another great day of fishing for you both!

Big O

www.ragetail.com

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Hey MBM Have you ever fished schoodic lake in Lakeview or Brownville ? It is a fantastic smallmouth lake. I am up there quite a bit and 50 plus days are common. My smallmouth PB came from there 7lbs.

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Hey MBM Have you ever fished schoodic lake in Lakeview or Brownville ? It is a fantastic smallmouth lake. I am up there quite a bit and 50 plus days are common. My smallmouth PB came from there 7lbs.

Funny my family owns a camp on schoodic lake but its not the same one. No I haven't fished there but that doesn't mean that you won't see me there some day. Too many lakes in Maine and not enough time. B) 7lbs smallie!! Thats amazing! 1 pound and an ounce and you would have had the new state record. I love smallmouth fishing but for some reason I can't break that five pound barrier! I've had a couple on that would have broken that barrier but they wouldn't stop jumping. :o:( I've caught a bunch of 4 1/2 pounders but thats it!!

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I saw that 7lb'er before I caught it , I turned on the live well and was going to keep it for mounting but the die hard bass fisherman in me made me let her go after wife took some pics. On a good day 3 and 4 lb'ers are common. Were in Maine is there another schoodic lake ?

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Fantastic!

You have discovered a gem.

B)

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I saw that 7lb'er before I caught it , I turned on the live well and was going to keep it for mounting but the die hard bass fisherman in me made me let her go after wife took some pics. On a good day 3 and 4 lb'ers are common. Were in Maine is there another schoodic lake ?

I'm glad that you released that monster Maine smallie! It takes a long time for our bass to get to that size! That was an old smallmouth. If I ever catch one that size I will have a replica mount made and I will release the bass. The Schoodic lake that my camp is on is located in Cherryfield, unfortunately it is a salmon lake and the smallmouth on average are only between 10-12 inches so I don't even bother fishing for them.

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Fantastic!

You have discovered a gem.

B)

I plan on camping up there for a week in October after my clubs tournament season is over. It was a beautiful lake full of great looking smallmouth.

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Pretty d**n cool man, nice find and looks like you & your dad had a hell of a time.

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Hope you've been out catching some!!

I'm still out there catching the same quality fish. Just not posting them all up, it starts to get redundant!

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