Largemouth bass fishing on Little Moose Pond in Denmark, Maine (July 28, 2013)

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General view of Little Moose Pond

General view of Little Moose Pond

Little Moose Pond (a.k.a. Little Pond) is a 33-acre body of water located in Denmark, Maine (see The Maine Atlas and Gazetteer map 4 B3). It can be reached by driving into the town of Denmark located at the southern tip of Moose Pond. Get on West Maine Street (Route 160) going west and cross Moose Pond Brook, which is the outlet of Moose Pond. After a few 100 ft, turn left on Mill Road which quickly turns into a rough but drivable wood road. The pond will appear on your left after 0.8 miles. Access to the water is also rough due to a lack of a public boat launch. It looks like a kind land owner cleared a 50-ft wide by 100-ft long area of trees and shrubs between the road and the pond. Only hand-carried craft, such as a canoe or kayak, can be launched from this point.

 

 

Superb largemouth bass habitat on Little Moose Pond

Superb largemouth bass habitat on Little Moose Pond

 

 

Little Moose Pond is one of those hidden jewels that dot the southern Maine landscape! It has a maximum depth of 13 ft and a mean depth of 7 ft. The pond is completely surrounded by woods and doesn’t have a single cabin or house along its banks, which provides an authentic “remote” fishing experience. There’s also plenty of bass habitat: the shallows along the shoreline are thick with emerging pickerelweed/arrowhead plants and floating lily pads. The water is clean and crystal clear. General fishing law applies. Note, however, that motorboats over 6 horsepower are prohibited on the pond (see the fishing rules for more details). Click here for a depth map and more fisheries information.

 

The blog author with a largemouth bass which fell for a buzzbait

The blog author with a largemouth bass which fell for a buzzbait

My son Joel and I arrive at Little Moose Pond around 12:30 pm. We are immediately impressed by the beautiful surroundings and the clarity of the surface water. We haul my canoe and all our fishing gear to the pond and stuff my car in the woods on the side of the road. I’m fishing with a big buzzbait and a 5” soft stickbait, whereas Joel uses only a soft stickbait. I cast my buzzbait for the first time and within seconds get a hit and hook into a 14” largemouth bass! We paddle to the left and fish the weed lines. To our surprise, we notice large leaf packs up to 4-5 ft thick sitting on the bottom, which is strange considering that the shoreline and its trees is several 100 ft away. We soon discover the source of all this organic material: the inlet to the pond is Moose Pond Brook, which brings in the leaves in the fall from further upstream. This also explains why the surface water is crystal clear despite the shallowness of the pond and the rich plant growth: the source of the pond water is Moose Pond (duh…)!

 

 

 

Joel tossing a stickbait to a waiting largemouth bass on Little Moose Pond

Joel tossing a stickbait to a waiting largemouth bass on Little Moose Pond

We turn around and paddle towards the outlet. This entire area looks very promising: it is about 30-50 ft wide and perhaps 600-800 ft long and full of aquatic vegetation. It would be a great spot to fish in the evening hours. But our time is limited and so we focus our attention at the entrance to the outlet. I catch a small pickerel and Joel brings in a fiesty 15” largemouth bass and a baby bass no more than 8” long. It beats me how an 8” fish can swallow a 5” stickbait and get itself hooked… Our time is up and we need to leave. I highly recommend Little Moose Pond to anyone who likes fishing in a quiet, secluded, and charming surrounding.

 

 

 

 

 

The results: I caught one pickerel and one 14” largemouth bass in one hour of fishing; Joel caught an 8” and 15” largemouth bass.

 

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3 thoughts on “Largemouth bass fishing on Little Moose Pond in Denmark, Maine (July 28, 2013)

  1. Hi Stan,I fished this pond last weekend for approx 4hrs,and caught 24 bass,the largest around 3lb.The reason I went is due to an interesting story.
    I have recently been helping an elderly gentleman aged 93 with some odd jobs that he is unable to do anymore around his house.He has a Largemouth mounted on his wall from years ago that weighed around 8lbs.He told me his son caught one even bigger on the same day.After a lot of coaxing,ha,ha, he finally told me the bass were caught at Little Moose Pond,Denmark.This news was all I needed to hear.I wasn’t lucky enough to run into a giant,but I can see how this pond could produce such fish.It is truly a little gem,and I did not cross paths with anyone the whole time I was there.

    Regards,
    -Tom.

  2. Prepare to carry in and carry out all gear/boats (roughly 1/2 mile on uneven/rough terrain) because the road is regularly closed by the land owners due to mud and erosion.

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