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Brought the family to a small military rec area located on Great Pond which is located about 40 minute drive NNE of Bangor (see link below). Bought a one day license after making a stop at Wal-Mart enroute here for a couple of baits which I thought had potential for smallmouth. Caught a couple pickeral and a gold shiner yesterday, but not much else being I had my wife and daughter in the canoe with me and not much time for fishing. Used a Gitzit Tube/jighead. Went back out this morning - winds were calm - beautiful time to be out on the water. Tied on a black/gold Rapala Original Minnow (floater). In two hours out by myself - caught 6 smallmouth up to 2.5 pounds, 6 Pickeral, 1 sunfish, and 2 perch. There are Largemouth and Chubs here too - they were the only species in the lake I did not catch. All fish caught were immediately released. Fished the Rapala with short aggressive jerks with short pauses in between. Fun day of fishing - have not caught a smallmouth in a couple years.

Link below to the lake. Most of the open fields in the area viewed via satellite are Wild Blueberry fields. Prediction is third week of July - berries will be ripe for picking. Picked a good many wild strawberries along the roads in the area. They were very sweet. Blackberries should ripen around same time as blueberries.

http://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&ie=UTF8&ll=44.958846,-68.303032&spn=0.055998,0.103683&t=h&z=13
 

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nice to see you get out and have a good time up here in New England throw them tubes in a little deeper water around some rocks
 

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Wish there were a little more time to explore. A graph would have been useful in painting the bottom. 18-20 inch fish do make it to the boat here occasionally. Must be 18 inches to keep per regulation. Starting our return trip to Florida and the heat. Have enjoyed being out of that hot muggy mess for a while and getting to fish up here - even for a little while, was a highlight of our trip.
 

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Wish there were a little more time to explore. A graph would have been useful in painting the bottom. 18-20 inch fish do make it to the boat here occasionally. Must be 18 inches to keep per regulation. Starting our return trip to Florida and the heat. Have enjoyed being out of that hot muggy mess for a while and getting to fish up here - even for a little while, was a highlight of our trip.
Great pond is a very nice pond with very clear water. If you did have the time, you would also find that it
has a majority of smallmouth, and some largemouth. One of the most sort after fish on Great pond is its Pike.
They have reached considerable size in recent years, and if you had hooked one you would have more to talk
about. Pleased to see you enjoying Maine, and as a former serviceman, I welcome you to our state. Come again.
 
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