Freshwater trolling 101: How deep do I need to go?

Your blog author with a small lake trout caught in Sebago Lake in late-April trolling 10 ft deep in 25 ft of water

Your blog author with a small lake trout caught in Sebago Lake in late-April trolling 10 ft deep in 25 ft of water

Trolling refers to a fishing technique where a lure or live/dead bait is positioned in the water column behind a boat and pulled forward by the movement of that boat. It is a highly-efficient approach to target certain fish species and cover a lot of water in ponds and lakes during the open-water period. One common question I get from novice trollers pertains to how deep they should place their lure or bait. The answer hinges on two key variables, namely: (a) the time of the year, and (b) the target species.

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The 13 hottest trout fishing ponds for the spring of 2015 in southern New Jersey

This blog identifies the 13 ponds in southern New Jersey that provide the best odds of catching trout during the spring of 2015. For the purpose of this blog, southern New Jersey covers Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Glouchester, Ocean, and Salem counties. The fishing action on these bodies of water can be fast and furious in the spring. Trout activity typically peaks for three or four weeks between mid-April and mid-May, after which the bite slows down due to rising surface water temperatures.
The best trout ponds in southern New Jersey for the spring of 2015 are highlighted below in alphabetical order. A pond is considered HOT due to its trout stocking density: after all, everything else being equal, the more trout that are stocked per acre of water, the greater the chances of catching those fish!!

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The 10 hottest trout ponds for spring 2015 in northwestern New Jersey

This blog identifies the 10 hottest ponds in northwestern New Jersey that provide the best odds of catching trout during the spring of 2015. For the purpose of this blog, northwestern New Jersey covers Morris, Passaic, Sussex, and Warren counties. The fishing action on these bodies of water can be fast and furious in the spring. Trout activity typically peaks for three or four weeks between mid-April and mid-May, after which the bite slows down due to rising surface water temperatures.

 

The best trout ponds in northwestern New Jersey for the spring of 2015 are highlighted below in alphabetical order. A pond is considered HOT due to its trout stocking density: everything else being equal, the more trout that are stocked per acre of water, the greater the chances of catching those fish!!

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The 10 hottest trout ponds for the spring of 2015 in Northeastern New Jersey

This blog identifies the 10 ponds in northeastern New Jersey that provide the best odds of catching trout during the spring of 2015. For the purpose of this blog, northeastern New Jersey covers Bergen, Essex, Hudson, and Union counties. The fishing action on these bodies of water can be fast and furious in the spring. Trout activity typically peaks for three or four weeks between mid-April and mid-May, after which the bite slows down due to rising surface water temperatures.

 

The hottest trout ponds in northeastern New Jersey for the spring of 2015 are highlighted below in alphabetical order. A pond is considered HOT due to its trout stocking density: everything else being equal, the more trout that are stocked per acre of water, the greater the chances of catching those fish!!

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The 11 hottest trout fishing ponds for the spring of 2015 in Central New Jersey

This blog identifies the 11 ponds in central New Jersey that provide the best odds of catching trout during the spring of 2015. For the purpose of this blog, central New Jersey covers Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex, Monmouth, and Somerset counties. The fishing action on these bodies of water can be fast and furious in the spring. Trout activity typically peaks for three or four weeks between mid-April and mid-May, after which the bite slows down due to rising surface water temperatures.

The best trout ponds in central New Jersey for the spring of 2015 are highlighted below in alphabetical order. A pond is considered HOT due to its trout stocking density: everything else being equal, the more trout that are stocked per acre of water, the greater the chances of catching those fish!!

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TOP 4 Brook Trout Ponds for the 2014 Spring Fishing Season in York County, Maine

This blog identifies the TOP 4 ponds in York County, Maine that provide the best odds of catching brook trout during the spring of 2015. A pond is considered TOP due to its trout stocking density: after all, everything else being equal, the more brook trout that are stocked per acre of pond, the greater the chances of catching those fish! All of these ponds cover less than 50 acres and are therefore relatively small. Trout activity typically peaks between late April and early June, after which the fishing slows down in response to rising surface water temperatures.

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TOP 11 Brook Trout Ponds for the spring of 2015 in Washington County, Maine

This blog identifies the TOP 11 ponds in Washington County, Maine that provide the best odds of catching brook trout during the spring of 2015. A pond is considered TOP due to its trout stocking density: after all, everything else being equal, the more brook trout that are stocked per acre of pond, the greater the chances of catching those fish! Most of these ponds cover less than 50 acres and are therefore relatively small. Trout activity typically peaks between late April and early June, after which the fishing slows down in response to rising surface water temperatures.

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TOP 10 Brook Trout Ponds for the 2015 Spring Fishing Season in Somerset County, Maine

This blog identifies the TOP 10 ponds in Somerset County, Maine that provide the best odds of catching brook trout during the spring of 2015. A pond is considered TOP due to its trout stocking density: after all, everything else being equal, the more brook trout that are stocked per acre of pond, the greater the chances of catching those fish! Most of these ponds cover less than 50 acres and are therefore relatively small. Trout activity typically peaks between late April and early June, after which the fishing slows down in response to rising surface water temperatures.

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TOP 11 Brook Trout Ponds for the 2015 Spring Fishing Season in Piscataquis County, Maine

This blog identifies the TOP 11 ponds in Piscataquis County, Maine that provide the best odds of catching brook trout during the spring of 2015. A pond is considered TOP due to its trout stocking density: after all, everything else being equal, the more brook trout that are stocked per acre of pond, the greater the chances of catching those fish! Most of these ponds cover less than 50 acres and are therefore relatively small. Trout activity typically peaks between late April and early June, after which the fishing slows down in response to rising surface water temperatures.

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TOP 3 Brook Trout Ponds for the 2015 Spring Fishing Season in Penobscot County, Maine

This blog identifies the TOP 3 ponds in Penobscot County, Maine that provide the best odds of catching brook trout during the spring of 2015. A pond is considered TOP due to its trout stocking density: after all, everything else being equal, the more brook trout that are stocked per acre of pond, the greater the chances of catching those fish! These ponds cover less than 50 acres and are therefore relatively small. Trout activity typically peaks between late April and early June, after which the fishing slows down in response to rising surface water temperatures.

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