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Title: Stiles and Baldpate for bass?
Post by: Steve H. on Mar 25, 2022, 12:33 PM
Last couple years I've been fishing these ponds for trout.  Decent action on the stockies, haven't seen any holdovers.  Baldpate gets a fall stocking which is a nice diversion in October.  However, every time I've tried to catch a bass in either of these ponds, I've struck out.  Seems really weird to me, as I've tried pretty hard with a bunch of proven baits/tactics, and only have caught a few pickerel and panfish.  Habitat looks fantastic in both ponds with great shoreline vegetation and blowdowns, deeper holes, sandy beach areas for spawning, etc. 

Anyone have any *general* success with largemouth bass in either of these two?  I can go elsewhere for bass action but it just confounds me why these ponds aren't more productive.  I must be missing something.
Title: Re: Stiles and Baldpate for bass?
Post by: Roccus on Mar 30, 2022, 08:34 AM
monster pickerel in Stiles, stunted crappie too..never did well on bass in either. I have taken hold over browns in baldpate, but it's been many years since I've fished either..
Title: Re: Stiles and Baldpate for bass?
Post by: Steve H. on Mar 30, 2022, 01:31 PM
monster pickerel in Stiles, stunted crappie too..never did well on bass in either. I have taken hold over browns in baldpate, but it's been many years since I've fished either..

Thanks for your insight, Joe.  Always appreciated. 
Title: Re: Stiles and Baldpate for bass?
Post by: Knot there yet on Jun 22, 2022, 01:02 PM
Gotten nice bass at baldpate through the ice though.
Title: Re: Stiles and Baldpate for bass?
Post by: Knot there yet on Jun 22, 2022, 01:02 PM
Gotten nice bass at baldpate through the ice though.
Title: Re: Stiles and Baldpate for bass?
Post by: The Jigger on Jun 25, 2022, 08:47 PM
Stilles is also stocked in the fall. There is alot of boat action in there and I found you only have a good shot at bass early in the morning or at night and as Joe says there are some huge pickerel in there.
 I normally use to catch them thru the ice down the far end. I'm talking 5 to 6 pounders