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Hi Guys and Gals.
I was wondering if anybody has ever fished Spednic Lake?
I'm looking for any info about the lake people are willing to share.
Boat launches? Hot spots?
I hear the Small Mouth fishing there is great.

Thanks....Rob.
 

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Rob, I have only been on Spednic a couple of times but the fishing was pretty good. There is a ramp just before the boarder crossing at St Croix. There is also a small Provincial Park a little further up the lake off on hwy 630. The lake is very rocky and largely unmarked. Be very careful.

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quote name='Rob.C' date='08 July 2010 - 09:04 PM' timestamp='1278637462' post='1976']
Hi Guys and Gals.
I was wondering if anybody has ever fished Spednic Lake?
I'm looking for any info about the lake people are willing to share.
Boat launches? Hot spots?
I hear the Small Mouth fishing there is great.
Thanks....Rob.
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I've fished Spednic a lot. The lake can really blow up quickly. I guided for a few years on Spednic and spent more than one night sleeping on shore as the winds were too high to chance getting back to the camp in a 14 foot aluminum boat. The 2 boat landings mentioned are open and the campsite is a great place to stay. Palfrey Lake is also part of Spednic and is excellent bass fishing. It's accessable from the 630 also. There is an outfitter on Palfrey that has cabins he will rent out. Palfrey is much smaller than Spednic and both lakes are very rocky with numerous reefs that seem to pop out of nowhere. If you aren't familiar with the lakes, slow is definately the way to go.
 

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Hey guys,

I picked up a canoe over XMas and am thinking about heading up to Spednic Lake shortly after April 15th (or May 1 if that is the earliest we can fish the pond) to tent at the campground for a night or two and spend the days canoeing and fishing the pond. Can anyone let me know if there is any reason why this might not be a good idea? I'm comfortable/experienced with the camping side, but I don't really have experience fishing from canoe, or fishing in that particular lake. I have tented at the campsite before a few years ago and loved the place.. always wanted to get back with a canoe to try fishing there.

I'm in Quispamsis. If there is anyone else that would like to try doing the same trip, I'd certianly be up for a fishing friend!

Cheers!
 

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There is a stream that dumps into Spednic, just north of the park. It is called Diggity Stream and early in the season is great fun for Landlock salmon. At the mouth of the stream there is a monument on the left side, and a nice tenting spot. Where the cove narrows in there is a clump of rocks, just under the water. Orange, gold and silver Rapalas casted towards those rocks, usually, produce lots of fun. I would change my hooks over to singles as the salmon are hungry and hit hard. Trebles tend to tear them up pretty bad. As far as safety concerns, stay close to shore as this lake can blow up fast and the waters pretty cold in early April. To find the mouth of Diggity Stream you just follow the shoreline from the park towards Palfrey. Fairly easy to see on a map.
 

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I would Echo Sako's comments about safety. I had an uncle that was an experienced outdoorsman and canoeman. Fishing a small lake may 1st weekend about 20 years ago, They upset the canoe about 30 feet from shore and his friend made it to shore and he didnt. He was in awesome shape but his arms and legs just stopped working in the cold water and he lost his life leaving behind a wife and 3 year old girl. Canoe's and ice out lakes are a dangerous combination so make sure you stay close to shore and a partner is a good idea as well but the most important part is a life jacket on your body not on your seat.. He had a life jacket but was useing it as a cushion and did little good when he hit that cold water and the air instantly leaves your lungs. If you are not experienced at canoeing wait until the water warms a little to get used to it would be my recomendation but if you do go stay close to shore
 

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Spednic Lake is not really a lake you want to take lightly. A partner is a must. It is a mine field of rocks.
The wind can be vicious, and come up out of no where. And again...Rocks, Rocks, Rocks everywhere.
You really should go with someone familiar with the lake. At least the first time.
On a nice calm clear day you can see all the rocks. But as soon as there is a little ripple on the water it can be tough.

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OK, so perhaps it will be best to wait till later in the summer when the water is swimming temp to try my luck there. I'll hopefully have found a fishing buddy beyond my young kids by then as well. :)
 

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Probably be best to wait. Also the lake was partially drained last fall and still isn't up to normal levels. Fishing may be very tough on Spednic for awhile.There are many lakes in the same area that hold large numbers of smallmouth and pickeral that are much more canoe friendly. Iceout is usually around the 15th but there was a bit more ice this winter and it may be a bit later. I find the fishing better after May 1 and the water is a little warmer.
 
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