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Re: Penobscot river Maine
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REALLY nice bass!

Yup Chaz, SMBs are not native to the waters in Maine and many up there consider them a nuisance fish, but I'd love to be bothered by fish like that!

Posted on: 2013/1/22 8:33


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Those smallies are the result of bucket biology, and not native. Most Mainiacs think they should all be harvested and I agree.

It's too late

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It may not be for rivers where they are trying to restore salmon runs, they could and up wiping them out so the restoration can progress.

Posted on: 2013/1/22 13:51
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A lot of people enjoy catching smallmouth bass. Do you blame them, Chaz? We cannot go back to ancient times, Chaz, otherwise, there would be a Native American run casino on every corner by now-- instead of a Starbucks. Time marches on. A great SM fishery provides as much, if not more, recreational opportunity to the populace than the best and biggest brookie water. As someone once said: get over it.

Posted on: 2013/1/22 13:54
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We cannot go back to ancient times, Chaz, otherwise, there would be a Native American run casino on every corner by now-- instead of a Starbucks.


Little know historical fact: The lost colony of Roanoke was actually lost at the craps table.

Posted on: 2013/1/22 14:02


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I have never heard of "the lost colony of Roanoke." And, what the heck is a craps table? That sounds disturbing.

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The Penobscot is beautiful. I worked up at Baxter State Park for a few years and highly recommend you check the park out. Kathadin Lake is great, Doubletop Mtn is an awesome climb, and the Blue Ox Inn in Millinocket is a THE watering hole to check out. Feel free to PM me if you want some more info. Have Fun!

Posted on: 2013/1/22 18:40


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Glad yinz guys liked the fish, but I don't mean to distract from the thread. The best part is that there's plenty of opportunities for everyone up there. Whether you're a trout "purist" or like myself in search of something with a little more attitude. You really could catch Brookies, LandLocks, Smallies, and Pickerel all in one day, and sometimes on the same river! Further more; with so many options it's pretty easy to DIY, and have your own adventure without all the expense. I took the whole family (Fiance, Daughter, and Dog) for 2 weeks and only spent $1500. Anyhow; Enjoy your Honeymoon and Congratulations BTW!

Posted on: 2013/1/22 23:05


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My wife and I are planning a trip to Maine this summer, Thanks for all the suggestions. She is not into finshing but may be willing to paddle the canoe for a day.

Posted on: 2013/1/23 19:27


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That fish is a beast.

Posted on: 2013/1/23 19:48
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Jack the stocking of SMB were recnt, like within about the last 20 to 30 years. PRobably done by some bass org.

Posted on: 2013/1/23 22:03


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Chaz,
As much as I love smallies, I wish they weren't in the Rapid and other brookie watersheds in Maine. I didn't realize how recently they had been introduced. Is this recent introduction just the Penobscot? I seem to recall SMBs being in ME rivers in past decades but my memory may not be correct.

Posted on: 2013/1/23 22:28


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I fish alot of water in both the Rangeley region and also the Moosehead Region. I kill every smallmouth bass that is in LL Salmon/Brook Trout waters. Bucket biology in this case is exactly as chaz has described. As for the comment it's too late. Not yet it isn't. I go to Maine to fish for Land Locked Salmon, Brook Trout,and Striped Bass. Kill every bass you catch if you can its good food for the black bears.

Posted on: 2013/1/24 8:23


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The lost colony of Roanoke was in present day NC. Captain John Smith was involved in establishing this earliest English settlement in N.A. It is possible that some of the first group there were ancestors of mine.
FRom Wiki; http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roanoke_Colony

Posted on: 2013/1/24 10:36


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My ex in-laws were from Washington Co ME. The cool thing was that you couldn't wring a trout or salmon spot out of a local if you hung them over hot coals, but they would give up smallie spots easily. I found some sweet salter fishing (15" to 20" brookies), but when I mentioned it to locals they said it was the only time salters were caught in a generation - but the spots had trails to them so I'm thinking the locals were trying to get me to fish elsewhere. Bass just weren't as respected.

As per introduction, the ME bass management plan states smallies were introduced in 1868 http://www.maine.gov/ifw/fishing/spec ... ement_plans/blackbass.pdf
Some downeast lakes, like Meddybemps, have been smallie destinations since the 19th century. At one time the smallie lakes were real popular and the brookies and salmon were out of favor on some of them, but then the focus on native fisheries started in the 1970's and the management seems to have shifted. Largemouth are more likely to be a recent introduction, and people would hand out great ponds for bass bugging easily. Some recent pike introductions sure have people up in arms.

It's a different world up by Moosehead Lake where brookies, salmon, and togue (lakers) are the attraction - enjoy your stay. Many of the rivers in that area have serious rapids, so a guide may be what you need if you aren't a whitewater person. Plus, it's your honeymoon - pamper yourself with a guide.

Posted on: 2013/1/24 16:19



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