Best ice fishing ponds for catching large trout in Somerset County, Maine (winter of 2014)

About a dozen and a half ponds in Somerset County, Maine, were stocked with trout in the fall of 2013 to support ice fishing. Most of these fish are relatively small (7” to 12”), but plentiful, in order to provide fast action on the ice.

The state also spiced up several of these ponds with bigger trout, which I define here as fish measuring 13” or more, and weighing at least 1.0 lb. This blog highlights the ponds (presented in alphabetical order) in Somerset County where ice fishermen have the best odds of catching those larger fish through the ice. 

 

I only include ponds that were stocked in the fall of 2013 with a minimum of 1 large trout per acre. As a rough yardstick, the average stocking density for landlocked salmon in Maine ponds and lakes is about 0.3 to 0.5 salmon per acre, which equals 1 salmon every two to three acres. Keep in mind that the number of bigger trout stocked in a pond is typically much lower than for the smaller trout.  Hence, patience is required to catch those larger fish. 

It is highly recommended to consult the latest regulations (available at www.eregulations.com/maine/fishing/) about special ice fishing rules that may apply on the ponds described below.  I did my utmost best to verify that a particular pond is indeed open for ice fishing, but I make no guarantees that my interpretation of the Maine fishing rules is accurate or correct. It is up to each reader of this blog to ensure that a pond listed below can be fished through the ice. Note also that the list excludes “kids only” ponds.

Finally, use the website linked to this blog to discover how many trout and salmon are released per acre in the spring and fall in all the 600+ stocked ponds and lakes throughout Maine.

 


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Baker Pond covers 50 acres and is located next to Baker Pond Lane (off Drury Road) in Solon, Somerset County (see The Maine Atlas and Gazetteer map 30 E5). A depth map and more fisheries information can be obtained at www.maine.gov/ifw/fishing/lakesurvey_maps/somerset/baker_pond_solon.pdf. This pond was stocked in the fall of 2013 with big brook trout (100 fish of 13”), which yields about 2 large trout per acre.

 


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Indian Pond covers 53 acres and is located north of Route 16 in Lexington Township, Somerset County (see The Maine Atlas and Gazetteer map 30 E1). A depth map and more fisheries information can be obtained at www.maine.gov/ifw/fishing/lakesurvey_maps/somerset/indian_pond_lexington.pdf. This pond was stocked in the fall of 2013 with big brook trout (200 fish of 13”), which yields about 4 large trout per acre.

 


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Lake George covers 335 acres and is located next to Route 2 in Canaan, Somerset County (see The Maine Atlas and Gazetteer map 21 B2). A depth map and more fisheries information can be obtained at www.maine.gov/ifw/fishing/lakesurvey_maps/somerset/lake_george.pdf. This pond was stocked in the fall of 2013 with big brook trout (350 fish of 13” and 35 fish of 19”), big brown trout (15 fish of 24”), and big rainbow trout (400 fish of 14”), which yields about 2 large trout per acre.

 


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Morrill Pond covers 134 acres and is located next to Morrill Pond Road in Hartland, Somerset County (see The Maine Atlas and Gazetteer map 21 B3). A depth map and more fisheries information can be obtained at www.maine.gov/ifw/fishing/lakesurvey_maps/somerset/morrill_pond.pdf. This pond was stocked in the fall of 2013 with big brook trout (100 fish of 13”) and big brown trout (150 fish of 14” and 30 fish of 18”), which yields about 2 large trout per acre.

 


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Sandy Pond covers 107 acres and is located next to Fahi Pond Road in Embden, Somerset County (see The Maine Atlas and Gazetteer map 20 A3). A depth map and more fisheries information can be obtained at www.maine.gov/ifw/fishing/lakesurvey_maps/somerset/sandy_pond.pdf. This pond was stocked in the fall of 2013 with big brook trout (300 fish of 13”), which yields about 3 large trout per acre.

 


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Smith Pond covers 160 acres and is located just to the west of Route 151 in Brighton Plantation, Somerset County (see The Maine Atlas and Gazetteer map 31 D1). A depth map and more fisheries information can be obtained at www.maine.gov/ifw/fishing/lakesurvey_maps/somerset/smith_pond.pdf. This pond was stocked in the fall of 2013 with big brook trout (300 fish of 13”), which yields about 2 large trout per acre.

 


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Wenthworth Pond (a.k.a. Ironbound Pond) covers 213 acres and is located next to Ironbound Pond Road off Hole in the Wall Road in Solon, Somerset County (see The Maine Atlas and Gazetteer map 31 E1). A depth map and more fisheries information can be obtained at www.maine.gov/ifw/fishing/lakesurvey_maps/somerset/wentworth_pond.pdf. This pond was stocked in the fall of 2013 with big brook trout (450 fish of 13”) and big splake (400 fish of 13”), which yields about 4 large trout per acre.

 


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Wesserunsett Lake covers 1446 acres and is located in Madison, Somerset County (see The Maine Atlas and Gazetteer map 20 A5). A depth map and more fisheries information can be obtained at www.maine.gov/ifw/fishing/lakesurvey_maps/somerset/wesserunsett_lake.pdf. This pond was stocked in the fall of 2013 with big brook trout (2085 fish of 13” and 448 fish of 14”) and big brown trout (80 fish of 18”), which yields about 2 large trout per acre.

 


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Wyman Lake covers 3146 acres and is located alongside Route 201 (Canada Road) in Moscow, Somerset County (see The Maine Atlas and Gazetteer map 30 C3). A depth map and more fisheries information can be obtained at www.maine.gov/ifw/fishing/lakesurvey_maps/somerset/wyman_lake.pdf. This pond was stocked in the fall of 2013 with big brook trout (1500 fish of 13”) and big splake (1500 fish of 13”), which yields about 1 large trout per acre.

 

Was the information in this blog useful? I invite you to share your thoughts and opinions. Also, feel free to discuss your fishing experiences at any of these locations.

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