This is a general guide to the pond; get out there and swim !!
#1=Several trees under water; lots of small fish and air bubbles.
#2=Spring hole; lots of assorted vegetation; fish hanging by the spring hole; you can feel the temperature contrasts.
#3=Deep water (seven feet) with lots of air bubbles and large predator fish.
#4=Lots of Crayfish.
#5=Lots of Lilly pads and constantly; the most fish in the pond.
#6=Ducks and Loons favor this area.
#7=Intermittent Thread Algae with crayfish.
#8=The Algae is so thick here; you can see it on a satellite photograph.
#9=More Thread Algae.
#10=Lily Pads; air bubbles.
#11=Deep Water 7 to 10 feet deep; even bottom.
All of the land surrounding the lake is private; the beach is the only public access.
Please respect their privacy.
There is a rest room at the beach.
There is parking at the beach
This is town property and belongs to the citizens of Lamoine.
Keep you feet and fins off the bottom; protect vegetation.
There are no life guards; be safe.
You should always have some type of flotation device with you at all times;
we use a bright colored boogie board with a waist tether.
Others may prefer bright colored snorkel vests.
I believe from these water trails we may find some economic benefit.
If each one of our 16 counties had just one; snorkel outfitter; we just created at least 16 jobs.
If each county had at least one water trail specifically designated for spearfishing; we just created more jobs.
The state could offer spear fishing tags; for a fee.
Introduction of D.E.P. approved fresh water reef's could enhance the experience.
There could be stationary; under water wildlife observation bells adjacent to these reefs.
In the summer of 2012 we spent around fifty hours of snorkel time in the pond; mapping out this water trail.
The early morning is always the best time; usually low winds and quite peaceful.
We did two different loops; the short loop (From # 1 to # 5); takes around forty five minutes.
The longer loop (#1 through # 10); takes around an hour and a half)
This is a model for what could evolve to a cottage industry in Maine.
There are hundreds of lakes here; that could qualify for water trails.
We are fortunate to have such an incredible aquatic resource; the state has done well for our fisheries;
but it is time to bring new ideas and possibilities; to our recreational options.
If you believe there is a body of water near your home; that would make a good trail; map it out and make it happen.
Feel free to contact me @ 207-812-0777.
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