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Spring tournament season
« on: April 18, 2018, 04:12:28 PM »
Starts for me Saturday  ;D  Candlewood, Mousam, Great Pond, Cobbossee, Winni in next few weekends. Good thing we'll have a few weeks off after that. Jerk bait is going to wear me out.
Spent the day transitioning from an Okeechobee boat ready for New Engand prespawn mixed bags.

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Re: Spring tournament season
« Reply #1 on: April 19, 2018, 09:42:09 AM »
Eric is the ice out up there now?

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Re: Spring tournament season
« Reply #2 on: April 19, 2018, 11:36:13 AM »
Sounds like a busy next few weeks! Better make sure you have lots of jerkbaits on hand  :yes:

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Re: Spring tournament season
« Reply #3 on: April 19, 2018, 04:50:21 PM »
Went to Mousam today. Lower bay was out but main lake was still iced in. Broken away from shore and moving so should be out by Sunday. I bet Lovewell is open. The river is high so a lot of water must have pushed in. Arrowhead is open, Cobbossee Steam, Damariscotta. Rest are getting closer.

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Re: Spring tournament season
« Reply #4 on: April 19, 2018, 04:56:27 PM »
Hard to believe that some lakes are still iced in. But when you consider the winter we've had, it's not so surprising  :nope:

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Re: Spring tournament season
« Reply #5 on: April 19, 2018, 09:10:28 PM »
Great Pond today

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Re: Spring tournament season
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Re: Spring tournament season
« Reply #7 on: April 20, 2018, 01:09:39 PM »
:o :o

That is one pretty lake! I spent a week on it last year, good smallies in there :thumbup:

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Re: Spring tournament season
« Reply #8 on: April 22, 2018, 07:42:55 PM »
0 for 2 This boy is getting too old and fat for back to back tournaments in the cold. Prefish hurt us on Candlewood. Would have done better had we just winged it. :hmm: hind sight is 20-20

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Re: Spring tournament season
« Reply #9 on: April 22, 2018, 07:55:42 PM »
0 for 2 This boy is getting too old and fat for back to back tournaments in the cold. Prefish hurt us on Candlewood. Would have done better had we just winged it. :hmm: hind sight is 20-20

I heard the winning weight for the Reynolds tourney was incredible and was anchored by an 8+ lb. largemouth!  :o

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Re: Spring tournament season
« Reply #10 on: April 23, 2018, 09:05:50 AM »
We left as soon as we weighed.....5 hours to home. We never had a bite until 1:30. We caugh3 quick doing a pattern we would have run had we not fished for a few hours the night before. 1 good one over 4 but needed a 4 plus average. We were 2 shy of a 10 fish limit yesterday too. Losing by 10 plus. More enjoyable because we felt in contention most of the day.

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Re: Spring tournament season
« Reply #11 on: April 23, 2018, 09:13:08 AM »
Candlewood eats up 75 boats amazingly well. Sebago fishes smaller.  Plus they said 3 other tournaments were going on at same time so probably with rec fishermen too a 130 boats or so fishing.

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Re: Spring tournament season
« Reply #12 on: April 23, 2018, 09:55:48 AM »
Yeah when I first saw that there were multiple tournaments in addition to the one I was in at candlewood and there were going to be 80 boats plus pleasure boats, plus whatever else out there I was very concerned. I think its really just the number of places that produce fish there. With there being largemouth and smallmouth that helps too. Warmer weather milfoil is everywhere, you could flip docks all day and there is plenty of off shore structure to fish. You would think 80 boats would be bumper boats, but for the most part I was minimally annoyed by the other boats.
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Re: Spring tournament season
« Reply #13 on: April 23, 2018, 08:57:12 PM »
One of these days I need to get there to fish. I've been hearing about it for over 30 years, but never wanted to make the 3 hour drive to go there  :nope:

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Re: Spring tournament season
« Reply #14 on: April 24, 2018, 10:17:25 AM »
One of these days I need to get there to fish. I've been hearing about it for over 30 years, but never wanted to make the 3 hour drive to go there  :nope:

It is a haul but you can get there in just under 2 hours with light traffic!