A buddy and I fished Little Magaguadavic Lake yesterday, hoping to target smallmouth. We've fished it off and on over three decades and caught some truly impressive fish, but hadn't been back in over 5 years. I recall back in 2010 there was some discussion here about chain pickerel getting established in Magaguadavic and Little Magaguadavic lakes. We'd always encountered a few in the thoroughfare, but only occasionally in the little lake.
Well, yesterday that's about all we caught, and plenty of them. We hooked one little 10" smallie, a handful of very small perch, and a LOT of pickerel. Some were predictably in the weedbeds but a LOT of them were in the rock rubble along the shoreline, where we'd expected to find smallies.
Anyone finding bass in Little Magaguadavic? Did we just hit a post-spawn lull?