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Old 01-04-2002, 12:00 PM
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In poking around the web and dreaming of a trip to smallmouth country next spring I found a real interesting description of a lake in Maine that is bursting with smallies. It's about 4 miles long and about 3 1/2 hours from boston. It's in a corner of Me. that's out of the wat too. There's also a few rivers and stream nearby for the 5 wt. A small group could rent a camp or 2 that sleeps 4 for short money. Just thinking.....

is a clearwater lake with a smallmouth population that is underfished and overwhelming. We started at the southern most end of the lake, throwing some topwater baits, getting a couple of small largemouth. It wasn't until we moved north towards birch Island when we were just overloaded with smallmouth. Using a crawdad pattern crankbait caught some fat smallmouth along with pinnerbaits. At one point along this area which is along the western shore, we were catching smallmouth with literally every cast!! The spinnerbait was working great around the docks and floats while the crankbaits worked excellent along the boulders that dotted the lake bottom. We worked a jig-n-pig
in the deeper water (18 to 25ft, which worked very well. We met with similar success along the very western shore of the lake where again we found some big smallmouth around the docks and floats that lined the shore. This was by far one of the better lakes we have fished. It's smallmouth population was EXCELLENT!! These bass were very aggressive. And although the largemouth
was not as evident we can't wait to go back.

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