Largemouth bass fishing on Mud Pond in Turner, Maine (August 25, 2013)

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General view of Mud Pond

General view of Mud Pond

Mud Pond is a 26-acre body of water located in Turner, Maine (see The Maine Atlas and Gazetteer map 11 D4). It is tucked away in the woods and represents a beautiful spot that few people know about! Not a single human structure is visible from the water to mar the view. The shoreline is completely surrounded by marshy habitat with the forest and surrounding hills beyond that. The water has the color of weak tea. The substrate is soft and mucky. The aquatic vegetation is luxurious and abundant all around the perimeter of the pond.  General fishing law applies. Click here for a depth map and more fisheries information.

 

 

 

View of the shoreline of Mud Pond

View of the shoreline of Mud Pond

 

 

I reach Mud Pond around 2:30 pm. The weather conditions are just splendid: full sunshine, mid 70’s, and a light breeze. I launch my canoe and quickly paddle up to the pond. I’m deeply impressed by the sense of solitude and serenity. What a find this one is!! I start casting my buzzbait in and around the lilypads by the shoreline. I use this lure when I want to cover a lot of water in a hurry. It’s also an “in-your-face” lure that largemouth bass can find difficult to resist. Somewhat to my surprise, though, I’ve been fishing for 25 minutes now but haven’t had a single hit. I cast my lure out again and work it amongst the floating leaves when a bass literally explodes through the vegetation, clears the water surface with the buzzbait in its mouth, and just as quickly disappears back into the water! I’m trying to horse him out of all the surrounding plants but my lure gets stuck in lilypad stems and the bass makes a clean getaway. Damn, that was a nice fish and an aggressive hit!

 

Another view of the shoreline of Mud Pond

Another view of the shoreline of Mud Pond

I continue casting my lure for another 20 minutes but the fish are shy this afternoon and remain lock jawed. It’s time for me to move on to the next pond on my list. But I am mighty pleased to have stumbled on this little jewel. I highly recommend Mud Pond to anyone who wants to fish for largemouth bass in a small craft, alone and in quietness. This pond is a keeper and should be on your list of places to visit.

 

 

 

 

The results: I missed one largemouth bass in 45 minutes of fishing.

 

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