The Hottest Brook Trout Ponds for the Spring of 2013 in Somerset County, Maine

This blog identifies the ponds in Somerset County, Maine that provide the best odds of catching brook trout during the spring of 2013.  Many of the target ponds are below 30 acres and are therefore relatively small.  Some of these ponds could be fished from shore, but most are best fished from a canoe or other small craft.  The fishing action on these bodies of water can be fast and furious in the spring.  Trout activity typically peaks between late April and early June, after which the bite slows down due to rising surface water temperatures.

The hottest brook trout ponds in Somerset County for the spring of 2013 are highlighted below in alphabetical order.  A pond is considered HOT due to its trout stocking density: everything else being equal, the more brook trout that are stocked per acre of pond, the greater the chances of catching those fish.

It is always prudent to consult the latest law book about special fishing regulations that may apply on these ponds.  The most up-to-date rules are available at www.eregulations.com/maine/fishing.  Note that the list of the hottest brook trout ponds excludes “kids only” ponds.

Finally, feel free to 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 ponds and lakes stocked by the State throughout Maine.

The hottest brook trout ponds for the 2013 spring fishing season in Somerset County are as follows:

 


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Bean Pond covers 20 acres and is located in Pleasant Ridge Plantation (see The Maine Atlas and Gazetteer map 30 C3).  This pond, which is closed to ice fishing, was stocked once in the fall of 2012 with an average of 40 brook trout per acre.  All the stocked trout measure about 7”.

 


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Black Hill Pond covers 26 acres and is located in Embden (see The Maine Atlas and Gazetteer map 20 A3).  This pond, which is closed to ice fishing, was stocked once in the fall of 2012 with an average of 38 brook trout per acre.  All the stocked trout measure about 7”.

 


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Chase Pond covers 96 acres and is located next to Chase Pond Road off Stream Road in Moscow (see The Maine Atlas and Gazetteer map 30 C4).  This pond, which is closed to ice fishing, was stocked once in the fall of 2012 with an average of 36 brook trout per acre.  All the stocked trout measure about 8”.

 


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Fish Pond covers 15 acres and is located off Fish Pond Road in Moxie Gore (see The Maine Atlas and Gazetteer map 40 E3).  This pond, which is closed to ice fishing, was stocked once in the fall of 2012 with an average of 40 brook trout per acre.  All the stocked trout measure about 7”.

 


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Little Dimmick Pond covers 41 acres and is located off Baker Dimmick Road in Caratunk (see The Maine Atlas and Gazetteer map 30 B4).  This pond, which is closed to ice fishing, was stocked once in the fall of 2012 with an average of 51 brook trout per acre.  All the stocked trout measure about 7”.

 


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Little Indian Pond covers 20 acres and is located next to Dyer Road in Squaretown Twp. (see The Maine Atlas and Gazetteer map 40 D4).  This pond, which is closed to ice fishing, was stocked once in the fall of 2012 with an average of 63 brook trout per acre.  All the stocked trout measure about 8”.

 


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Moose Pond covers 11 acres and is located in Bowtown Twp. (see The Maine Atlas and Gazetteer map 30 A2).  This pond, which is closed to ice fishing, was stocked once in the fall of 2012 with an average of 55 brook trout per acre.  All the stocked trout measure about 7”.

 


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North Otter Pond covers 71 acres and is located next to Otter Pond Road in Bowtown Twp. (see The Maine Atlas and Gazetteer map 30 A2).  This pond, which is closed to ice fishing, was stocked once in the fall of 2012 with an average of 45 brook trout per acre.  All the stocked trout measure about 7”.

 


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Otter Pond covers 77 acres and is located next to Otter Pond Road in Bowtown Twp. (see The Maine Atlas and Gazetteer map 30 A2).  This pond, which is closed to ice fishing, was stocked once in the fall of 2012 with an average of 57 brook trout per acre.  All the stocked trout measure about 7”.

 


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Split Rock Pond covers 6 acres and is located in Pierce Pond Twp. (see The Maine Atlas and Gazetteer map 30 A2).  This pond, which is closed to ice fishing, was stocked once in the fall of 2012 with an average of 67 brook trout per acre.  All the stocked trout measure about 7”.

 

Was the information in this blog useful? I invite you to provide your thoughts and opinions. Also, feel free to share your fishing experiences on any of the ponds highlighted in this blog.

 

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