Just after the lakes first freeze over at the beginning of winter, fishermen hit the ice in search of northern pike.
Last January, Chris Megan and Jimmy Fee hit the ice with Zach Stewart, owner of Lakeside Lodging in East Winthrop, Maine. Zach shared his tips for setting tip-ups. Tip-ups are a simple and effective way to target first ice pike, but attention to detail is key to getting more bites.
One of central Maine’s largest lakes, Cobbosseecontee Lake is not only home to toothy and aggressive pike, it also holds a large population of largemouth snd smallmouth bass. With a well-earned reputation, Cobbosseecontee is known as one of the best bass lakes in the Northeast.
Check out Lakeside Lodging & Marina in East Winthrop for the perfect base for your Cobbosseecontee Lake fishing vacation. Lakeside Lodging & Marina is located right on the lake and they’re open year-round to accommodate your fishing vacation.