Grand Lake Stream

Dave McCullough

 Saturday is March 1st and spring just gets closer every day!  Would you believe that daylight savings begins in 2 ½ weeks and hopefully warmer weather follows.  The family and friends had a great time at Grand Lake Stream with good fishing and several keepers from the lake. Dealing with 24” of snow was a challenge at times.  Now that Jenifer is recovering well from a knee replacement we are looking forward to our next trip to Grand Lake Stream.

Keep in mind the Snowmobile Club continues to be open every Sat and Sunday through March from 10 to 2.  Great food and visiting with friends and neighbors (you can’t beat a combination like that).

On Friday, February 28, 2014 there is a planned snowmobile trip to Jack’s for lunch. Folks will gather at the dam at 10:00 am.  With all this fresh snow it should be a great trip.  For any additional details contact Andrea Swift. 796-5007

The Pine Tree Store is open daily from 10 to 6. Be sure and stop by for conversation, gas, food and the latest news.

Upcoming event sponsored by the Downeast Lakes Land Trust.

Largemouth Bass

Tuesday, March 11, 2014 - 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM Town Building Water St, Grand Lake Stream, ME

The Downeast Lakes Land Trust will host Greg Burr, Regional Fisheries Biologist from the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife to discuss the management of largemouth bass in Downeast watersheds.

Largemouth, like smallmouth, are non-natives.  They are widely established in southern, central, and parts of eastern Maine. Since 1986, Maine fishery biologists have determined that illegal introductions have established new populations in 57 additional lakes.

Largemouth have long been present in Pocomoonshine and some other local lakes, but have more recently become established in Grand Falls Flowage, which will give them direct access to Grand Lake Stream.  These bass are being illegally introduced into Downeast waters.  The consequences to native species, and to long established and economically important smallmouth bass, are potentially severe, but difficult to predict.

Come and learn more about the biological impact of largemouth bass in our waterways. 

Your humble correspondent, Dave McCullough  dmccull1@maine.rr.com or 207-839-4205