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#1 fishreporter

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Posted 01 May 2017 - 01:24 PM

I have heard that pickerel have been eliminating a lot of fish like trout, bass, and perch in Dartmouth lakes, specifically in Lake Banook, Lake Mic Mac and Lake George. Can someone give me a bit more information on this? Is this a real problem?


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#2 fishing fanatic

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Posted 01 May 2017 - 05:42 PM

As far as Micmac/Banook goes, there hasn't been trout in those lakes in over 25 years that I am aware of. The chain pickerel started being caught during smallmouth tourneys 4 maybe 5 years ago. In my opinion the smallie fishing has improved a lot since the cp have established themselves.......similar situations like Shortts and Morris lakes.
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#3 OleNewfieDog

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Posted 12 May 2017 - 06:10 AM

........ In my opinion the smallie fishing has improved a lot since the cp have established themselves........

 

I agree.  I have a theory - the big CP eat the little SMB, and the big SMB are eating the little CP.  They keep each other in check and together they prevent each from becoming stunted.


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Personal hook & line records:
Chain Pickerel - 24" 4lbs
Small Mouth Bass - 19.25" and 2lbs 1oz
Trout - 10"
Yellow Perch - 8"
Brown Bullhead - 10"
Shark - 120" Blue (dad's line actually :P )
Atlantic Cod - 36" (25 to 30 lbs approx)
Mackerel - tinkers
Scoulpin - who cares :angry:

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Posted 17 May 2017 - 07:21 AM

Your theory might be right OleNewfieDog. Those two species can co-exist no problem. The trout on the other hand don't stand a chance with the pickerel. They seem to do OK with bass only.


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Posted 23 May 2017 - 11:57 AM

Following this conversation - We are pretty new to the area and would like to catch a few pickerel for the supper table. Where can folk recommend in the Bridgewater, South Shore area to catch some? Thanks in advance.


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#6 Mopartech9

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Posted 23 May 2017 - 01:00 PM

Is there an area around shorts lake to fish from shore at all or is it all privately owned land?
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#7 Transplant

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Posted 23 May 2017 - 01:54 PM

There's some room on the north end and the south end by the boat launches. There's typically some fish around these areas so it's worth trying, but you likely won't get a lot. 


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#8 Mopartech9

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Posted 23 May 2017 - 02:15 PM

Thanks for the reply! My kids really want to get out and do some fishing. I have no idea were to take them lol I've heard of the fishing being good there by boats so thought it may be worth a shot. Any other suggestions for shore fishing and east to access? Not looking for anyone es secret spot just someplace they can get some fish! I remember as a kid going to the Amherst bird sanctuary and getting perch and having a blast but since you're not allowed to fish there any more I'm out f ideas. Really anywhere in Colchester or Cumberland county would be swell.
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