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Smallmouth Bass Fishing near Bar Harbor

Dallas, Tx
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Smallmouth Bass Fishing near Bar Harbor

I'm trying to get some info on smallmouth fishing close to Bar Harbor. We are coming in the early part of August. I have hired a guide and will be fishing the Kennebec on a float but was wondering what was closer by for say a half day. Lake or river since I will have already gone on a float. I could not find a fly shop listed in Bar Harbor. Many thanks for any suggestions.

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1. Re: Smallmouth Bass Fishing near Bar Harbor

As far as I know, Mount Desert Island is not smallmouth bass territory or for much other of fresh water fishing, which may be why you couldn't find a local fly shop.

The mainland may be different--you might try the Bangor or other inland forums.

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2. Re: Smallmouth Bass Fishing near Bar Harbor

Fishing is pretty awful on the Island compared to other parts of the state. The only place we've consistently caught small mouth bass is Somes Pond from a canoe, usually early in the AM or dusk. Hit or miss on Long Pond. We've caught bass around the tip of Northern Neck, again from a canoe. Seal Cove Pond and Round Pound have small mouth but the fishing is really hit or miss.

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3. Re: Smallmouth Bass Fishing near Bar Harbor

You don't see a whole lot of folks who are fresh water fishing experts on this forum. Perhaps you can find a forum that has more of a sportsman slant that can steer you to a good fishing area.

Grand Lake Stream in far eastern Maine has a great fishing reputation but I have no idea if there are places closer to Acadia that you'll like just as well. See www.rideouts.com/maine-bass-fishing.html

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4. Re: Smallmouth Bass Fishing near Bar Harbor

Eden Village is the best place on the Island for small mouth bass fishing. They have have small pond but it is full of bass. Catch and release, but only available to guests staying there.

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5. Re: Smallmouth Bass Fishing near Bar Harbor

Many thanks for the input.


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