Keith Poulin

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Keith Poulin

Maine B.A.S.S. Nation Member (Years): 16

Maine B.A.S.S. Nation Club: Androscoggin Bassmasters

Years of Tournament Experience: 16

Member of these Maine State Teams (Years): 2006, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2015, 2017

Favorite Body of Water: Sebago Lake, Auburn Lake, Wassookeag Lake

Largest Largemouth: 7-4

Largest Smallmouth: 7-13

Favorite Lure/Technique: Froggin

Boat/Motor: Triton l Evinrude 250

Sponsors: Maine B.A.S.S. Nation

Your personal and fishing accomplishments:

Best Fishing Story: In June of ’08 I was able to take my son Bryce, who was 2 at the time, fishing in my 11’ coleman crawdad on a nearby 20 acre pond. Like me, he would go fishing everyday possible if he was able to. It was his first “real” trip out on the water so he was very excited. He carried his bright orange and blue 3’ spincast rod sport’n his favorite superhero like it was the best thing in the world. The pond was calm so I dropped the trolling motor down and headed to a nearby bank with some good wood cover and rigged a 4” senko on for him. Months of practice casting from the couch to the TV in the living room kept me from taking over the casting duties. For every two or three nose-dives next to the boat he would cast one 20-30 feet. Of course a few would just fly off and smack the leaf of a big oak. There was one in particular that landed in a real promising spot so I did everything possible to turn his attention to the squirrel on the bank to give that senko time to sink. He liked to fish like he was burning a spinnerbait. It worked just long enough to where I saw that 6 lb test line “jump” on the surface. When he started reeling it back in all he said was, “whoa daddy, big one”. That 3 pounder came to the surface quickly and then decided to head for cover. “Big one daddy”, he kept saying. The drag system in that reel wasn’t the best so it was rippin’ pretty good. But he kept pulling and reeling and eventually got’m in. I lipped the fish and saw the look on his face and that is what it’s all about for me. Just like the days when my dad use to take me fishing and had to pull the trebles out from one of his shirts. Those are the moments I will always remember.

Updated Feb 5, 2017