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Thump55
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10/20/14 8:24 AM CST
BBB- I saw the show, and those were not big northern by any means...maybe 30" at best. I wouldn't get too excited about that.

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10/19/14 8:00 PM CST
They mean floating weeds I believe

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10/19/14 6:38 PM CST
My dad said he saw a fishing show on tv where they were catching big pike on Green Lake? Does anyone know if that is true, and any information on fall pike fishing would be appreciated. Some of the posts said this is a weedy lake, is it still that weedy this late in the fall? Just wondering if the pike fishing is in the weeds or the deeper structure that was mentioned. Any info would be great.

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10/18/14 8:58 AM CST
nope

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10/17/14 11:22 AM CST
Is there lots of weeds floating on the surface now?

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10/13/14 9:54 PM CST
Conditions: Cloudy Air Temp: 56° - 60° F
Got a limit of gills and perch today, lots of small perch to get thru to get some decent fish. Fished in 8 - 10 feet of water with plastics. Didn't seem to matter where you stopped the fish were there.

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FISHING REPORT
10/13/14 12:54 PM CST
Fished this lake for the first time Saturday and Sunday hoping for a good smallmouth bite. Only caught a few and had a few others follow to the boat. Was tough fishing for those of us not using live bait. Threw everything including the kitchen sink at em. The smallies definitely won this time.

FYI, Water temp was around 57 degrees.

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10/6/14 8:48 AM CST
Cooler weather has me thinking about ice fishing. I've only been on Big Green a couple times, but I've seen some guys pulling in Lake Trout on jig rods and it's something I want to get into.

One really nice guy showed me exactly what he was using and even gave me a jig and plastic like he was using. But so far I haven't had any luck.

One question I have for you guys is what electronics are you using? My ICE35 won't pick up that lure and plastic combination. I'm thinking about an upgrade but want to make sure I can pick up everything all the way to the bottom.

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9/26/14 9:44 PM CST
People came and people left no one stayed for to long by me 3 hours and I was done the smaller ones were hooked deep and that's why I kept them. Very goofy, some would slam it and take slip bobber straight down some would just start swimming away with the bobber others would pick the crawler up bobber would lat on its side biggest was 9 1/2 and the average was 8" or so

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9/22/14 7:35 PM CST
Conditions: Sunny Air Temp: 66° - 70° F
Pretty slow today. Few small mouth at horse shoe bar. Lots of gills and perch in front of nortons. Lake was gorgeous today!

rbloxsom
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9/16/14 2:38 PM CST
Have the Lakers been doing much lately? Will be up Sunday for a week and I'm considering bringing the down riggers if they are biting. Thank you!

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9/16/14 2:08 PM CST
I think that one reason that salmon will not do well in this lake is that they will be eaten by the pike and muskies. The Belgrade lakes in central Maine were a hotspot for salmon with specimens reaching 9#, but when Pike were illegally introduced the salmon fishing went away. Brown trout fare better, but if they can't get them due to disease spreading then that's a moot point. I say keep Big Green as a premier destination for Lake Trout!

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9/16/14 12:27 PM CST
Keep in mind, the lake trout is not native to GL either. They scarcely reproduce and need to be stocked from the hatchery. Their fighting ability is about average. So the Atl Salmon could be a sporting improvement over the trout due to its agressive and fighting nature.

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9/16/14 10:26 AM CST
^^^^But there are some monster Lakers in Big Green^^^^^^^^^ Atlantics won't reach 40+ pounds

Thanx Pete. My concern is the Cisco population dropping or even being decimated. The other concern is the viruses attributed to Atlantic Salmon being transferred to other native fish. The pacific Northwest folks were told that no diseases could or would be passed on to the native fish, yet they have been and it shows in the drastic reduction in the native salmon population with a few river strains actually disappearing. There are no smelt in Big Green that I aware of. There is a very good population of native fish and very large native fish.

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PETE GREGOIRE
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9/16/14 9:56 AM CST
Not a report, but I grew up in Maine and have a degree in fisheries management. In most Maine lakes Landlocked Salmon and Lake Trout live in harmony as they typically forage in different areas with lakers hugging the bottom and salmon typically preferring open water. They can and do frequent the same water at certain times of the year and will eat the same forage fish. The primary forage for salmon in maine is typically rainbow smelt. Are those present in Big Green? If not, they will key on other mid-lake forage that is of a size that they can eat. They typically grow quickly if the forage base is strong and can reach 3-4 lbs in just a few years. They can reach weights of 8-10 lbs if given enough time, but they are aggressive fish that readily take lures and since they taste great they get kept before they achieve these sizes. Salmon spawn in the fall in flowing water. They are a great fighting fish and very acrobatic. However, in my opinion, Maine spends a great deal of time/money managing lakes for salmon and very little time on lake trout. The freshwater versions of these fish don't typically have too many problems relating to fish-borne diseases in Maine. The picture is a 23" salmon that I caught on Schoodic Lake, ME in the summer of 2012.

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