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Has anyone ever gone down to Maine to do some largemouth bass fishing? I'm going down to crescent lake (southern maine) this weekend and hoping to get into some. I'm bring a tackle box full of stuff from flukes, top water buzz baits and poppers, 6 inch worms, cranks etc. Just wondering if anyone has ever gone and what worked for you, and how the fishing was. The anticipation is killing me!! LOL
 

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Well, I haven't been largemouth fishing in Maine, but I have fished for Largemouth in other places so maybe what worked there could work in Maine. I've only ever had great luck with a green jointed shad rap and a silver/black jointed shad rap.
 

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That's good to hear, I have a bunch of those already. I will definitely give them a shot when I'm there. Thanks for the advise Ryan, wish me luck!
 

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Nope just smallmouth and striped bass, I'm trying to get the bass hat trick. I've caught tons of smallmouth and have caught 2 stripers, now just need a largemouth. Wish me luck, leaving in the morning.
 

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there are some illegal immigrant large mouth in the makadavid (spelling is not my best point...) please fell free to see if you can catch one, just be sure to eat it!!!! they are not catch and release (you are actualy supposed to keep it and report it to the dnr etc, but my answer to the problem is a final solution
 

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IMHO I wish there were largemouth in NB....I understand why the DNR is so worried about them though getting into our waters sense they are not native. However it seems like many people are starting to embrace the fact that Muskie are now in ST John.

anyway thats another subject...good luck going after those bucketmouths!!
 

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Largemouth arent too picky. the key is to find active fish. I've had my best success with grey, black, and dark green lizards rigged weedless with a bullet weight heavy enough to pull it down into the weeds. Spinnerbaits and rapalas are great for them too! and dont forget those topwaters!

for live bait, minnows, leeches, and crawlers. Frogs and crayfish are awesome too! dont forget to check regulations


I've pulled all my biggest largemouths out of THICK weeds. they bury themselves and ambush baitfish, so just toss something weedless on and cast at thick weeds near transition areas (lily pads, boulders, trees)

hope this helps!

tight lines!
-Jay
 

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Thanks for all the tips guys, We had an awesome time and caught a lot of largemouth bass. I also caught a couple of northern pike, so thats two new species of fish i've never caught before. I definitely want to book another trip this summer to go back. I'll post a couple of photos of the bigger largemouth we caught on the trip.
 
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