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

This blog identifies the ponds in Washington 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 Washington 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 Washington County are as follows:

 


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Berrypatch Pond (a.k.a. Unnamed Pond) covers 5 acres and is located off Old Doobey Road in T31 MD BPP (see The Maine Atlas and Gazetteer map 25 A5).  This pond, which is closed to ice fishing, was stocked once in the fall of 2012 with an average of 100 brook trout per acre.  All of the stocked trout measure about 8”.

 

Cutler Naval Station Pond covers 3 acres and is located in Cutler (see The Maine Atlas and Gazetteer map 26 D5; the pond is not shown).  This pond, which is open to ice fishing, is stocked once or twice in the spring with a total of 200 to 250 brook trout per acre.  All of the stocked trout measure about 9 or 10”.

 


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Ledge Pond covers 17 acres and is located in Charlotte (see The Maine Atlas and Gazetteer map 36 D5).  This pond, which is closed to ice fishing, was stocked once in the fall of 2012 with an average of 32 brook trout per acre.  All of the stocked trout measure about 7”.

 


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Lily Lake covers 31 acres and is located off Crowns Neck Road in Trescott Township (see The Maine Atlas and Gazetteer map 27 B2).  This pond, which is closed to ice fishing, was stocked once in the fall of 2012 with an average of 35 brook trout per acre and once in the spring with an average of 5 brook trout per acre.  All of the stocked trout measure between 8” and 10”.

 


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Monroe Lake covers 45 acres and is located off the Stud Mill Road in T43 MD BPP (see The Maine Atlas and Gazetteer map 35 C4).  This pond, which is closed to ice fishing, was stocked once in the fall of 2012 with an average of 70 brook trout per acre.  All of the stocked trout measure about 8”.

 


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Peep Lake covers 32 acres and is located in T30 MD BPP (see The Maine Atlas and Gazetteer map 25 A3).  This pond, which is closed to ice fishing, was stocked once in the fall of 2012 with an average of 41 brook trout per acre.  All of the stocked trout measure about 8”.

 


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Pineo Pond covers 7 acres and is located off Schoodic Lake Road in Deblois (see The Maine Atlas and Gazetteer map 25 C2).  This pond, which is closed to ice fishing, was stocked once in the fall of 2012 with an average of 43 brook trout per acre.  All of the stocked trout measure about 8”.

 


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Salmon Pond covers 11 acres and is located next to Machias River Road (a.k.a. CCC Road) in T30 MD BPP (see The Maine Atlas and Gazetteer map 35 E3).  This pond, which is closed to ice fishing, was stocked once in the fall of 2012 with an average of 59 brook trout per acre.  All of the stocked trout measure about 8”.

 


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Six Mile Lake covers 55 acres and is located next to Route 192 (Northfield Road) in Marshfield (see The Maine Atlas and Gazetteer map 26 B2).  This pond, which is closed to ice fishing, was stocked once in the fall of 2012 with an average of 35 brook trout per acre and once or twice in the spring with a total of 5 to 10 brook trout per acre.  All of the stocked trout measure between 8” and 10”.

 


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West Pike Brook Pond covers 32 acres and is located off Schoodic Road in T18 MD BPP (see The Maine Atlas and Gazetteer map 25 C2).  This pond, which is closed to ice fishing, was stocked twice in the fall of 2012 with an average of 40 brook trout per acre.  Most of the stocked trout measure about 8”, with the rest measuring about 13”.

 

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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