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Offline Jumbos

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The Long Lake Derby
« on: Nov 17, 2022, 06:46 PM »
I'm going this year for the first time. It's been on the bucket list. Looks like a great time. Just wanted to post this random thought since I have read through all the old posts from last year.

Offline Brian VT

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Re: The Long Lake Derby
« Reply #1 on: Nov 17, 2022, 07:05 PM »
January 29 is right around the corner.
And a 5 hours drive north of here. lol

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Re: The Long Lake Derby
« Reply #2 on: Nov 17, 2022, 07:14 PM »
Im heading up with my old man jrelaxin so the travel is good story time. My goal is a good time and catch a fish. I'm looking forward to it. I don't know what to expect. Sounds good to me though.

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Re: The Long Lake Derby
« Reply #3 on: Nov 17, 2022, 07:53 PM »
How far from you?

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Re: The Long Lake Derby
« Reply #4 on: Nov 17, 2022, 08:15 PM »
About 5 hours.

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Re: The Long Lake Derby
« Reply #5 on: Nov 17, 2022, 09:02 PM »
Pick me up then?  :P

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Re: The Long Lake Derby
« Reply #6 on: Nov 18, 2022, 06:05 AM »
Already riding full plus. Sorry man. I'd keep my eyes open though I'm sure someone here will be able to.

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Re: The Long Lake Derby
« Reply #7 on: Nov 18, 2022, 09:23 AM »
Pick me up then?  :P

Where abouts are you located in southern Maine?
Fishing is easy. Catching is the hard part.

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Re: The Long Lake Derby
« Reply #8 on: Nov 18, 2022, 09:33 AM »
I'm not going to the derby.
I'm in the Sebago area. And thanks for the offer anyway.

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Re: The Long Lake Derby
« Reply #9 on: Nov 18, 2022, 10:34 AM »
No problem.
Fishing is easy. Catching is the hard part.

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Re: The Long Lake Derby
« Reply #10 on: Dec 04, 2022, 06:57 PM »
  Is there any online registering for the derby? Everything I have seen is mail a entry or pay when you get there.

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Re: The Long Lake Derby
« Reply #11 on: Dec 05, 2022, 05:57 AM »
I really wanna fish Long lake, mostly for yellow perch and a possible serious salmon, but 4 hrs and 16 minutes is a long ride. May try to make it up there for a couple day trip. Probably before the derby... Not really a derby guy...   ;D :icefish:
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Re: The Long Lake Derby
« Reply #12 on: Dec 05, 2022, 09:23 AM »
I am from down south but have fished Long Lake probably 10 times.  I never fished the derby, but was there the day before it started a couple years ago.  If you get in the right place there can be lots and lots of yellow perch.

Salmon, I have caught some nice salmon but it can be pretty slow at times.  There are some really huge ones in the lake, but be prepared for slow....

Biggest thing to remember is it is a big lake that gets very cold be safe!

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Re: The Long Lake Derby
« Reply #13 on: Dec 05, 2022, 09:45 AM »
I am from down south but have fished Long Lake probably 10 times.  I never fished the derby, but was there the day before it started a couple years ago.  If you get in the right place there can be lots and lots of yellow perch.

Salmon, I have caught some nice salmon but it can be pretty slow at times.  There are some really huge ones in the lake, but be prepared for slow....

Biggest thing to remember is it is a big lake that gets very cold be safe!
Yep!!! I'd be after YP. Would make a few salmon sets to break things up between jigging up a pile of perch! Scalloper gave me some clues for the perch. Looks like decent salmon structure nearby.
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Re: The Long Lake Derby
« Reply #14 on: Dec 06, 2022, 10:59 PM »
I definitely had a great time last time I went. They put on a good event. There is some good cusk up there too  :tipup:
Iím here for the cusk !!!!

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Re: The Long Lake Derby
« Reply #15 on: Dec 07, 2022, 11:49 AM »
I really wanna fish Long lake, mostly for yellow perch and a possible serious salmon, but 4 hrs and 16 minutes is a long ride. May try to make it up there for a couple day trip. Probably before the derby... Not really a derby guy...   ;D :icefish:

If you want big slabs of perch...I recommend cross over any of the fish river chain of lakes. I've pulled multiple 16 inch yellows from there

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Re: The Long Lake Derby
« Reply #16 on: Dec 07, 2022, 07:01 PM »
That's my first choice for fish !! Yellow perch . When i think of all the ones i left on the ice in Years past. What a big mistake.

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Re: The Long Lake Derby
« Reply #17 on: Dec 07, 2022, 07:02 PM »
If your hungry on the way stop in and say hello to a fellow shanty member. Good eats too.

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Re: The Long Lake Derby
« Reply #18 on: Dec 07, 2022, 07:04 PM »






The new shack. 10 years of food truck to this gem.

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Re: The Long Lake Derby
« Reply #19 on: Dec 07, 2022, 07:39 PM »
RC,
 I don't  think I'll  make the derby. If I get over to The County on the sled this season, I'm stopping by.

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Re: The Long Lake Derby
« Reply #20 on: Dec 08, 2022, 04:48 PM »
Tipman knows Cusk. I know I say it every year but this is the year I do an all-nighter cusk mission with you guys. I know I said the same thing last year.......So I won't be fishing for any Muskie but I defenitly want to see one. Can you get to the Muskie weigh in by sled from Long Lake? Dumb question I'm sure but I have never been up there.

 



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