Salmon and trout fishing on North Gorham Pond, Gorham, Maine (April 28, 2013)


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North Gorham Pond is a secret fishing spot …. The pond is created by the dam located on Gorham Road in North Gorham (see the Maine Atlas and Gazetteer map 5 D2).  Click here for a depth map and more fisheries information. The “inlet” to this pond is the Presumpscot River, which serves as the outlet to Sebago Lake (actually, the Sebago Lake Basin, to be more precise). The one-mile stretch of the Presumpscot River flowing between the Sebago Lake Basin and the pond is the body of water most heavily stocked with landlocked salmon and trout in the whole state of Maine, bar none! So why bother with North Gorham Pond, which doesn’t even get stocked at all? Two reasons: the river above the falls is fly-fishing only and on a bad day, dozens of people will be fishing it shoulder-to-shoulder. I love fly fishing but hate crowd fishing. But here’s the secret: lots of salmon and trout drop down into the pond and hang around the current by the falls. And the restrictive terminal tackle rule for the Presumscot River upstream of the falls does not apply on the pond!

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Trout fishing on Alden’s Pond, Gorham, Maine (April 28, 2013)

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Today's fishing crew focusing on the job...

Today’s fishing crew focusing on the job…

Alden’s Pond is a 1-acre, kids-only trout pond located behind the Gorham campus of the University of Southern Maine (USM). It is fishable under the “S-9” special regulation code, which stipulates that (a) the pond is open only for anglers under the age of 16, (b) restricted to two lines per person, and (c) daily bag limit of to trout. Click here for more details on the fishing regulations pertaining to this pond. To reach Alden’s pond, look for the USM police department office on Husky Drive (across from the John Mitchell Center), walk behind the office and down the steep dirt path, and pass the small retaining pond across from the soccer field. Your target will be visible on the left through the trees. Click here for a depth map and more fisheries information.

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Trout fishing on Otter Pond #2, Standish, Maine (April 14, 2013)

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Otter Pond #2 is a 12-acre body of water located in Standish, Maine (see The Maine Atlas and Gazetteer map 5 D1). My son Joel and I arrive at the largest of the two parking lots off Route 35 by 7:15 am. We place his motorized canoe on canoe wheels, load up the engine and our fishing gear in the boat, and haul everything for about a mile down the Mountain Division Trail. Click here for a depth map and more fisheries information. We were quite successful catching trout on this pond in November of last year (click here and here for more details) and are looking for a repeat this time.  The state stocked this water body on Tuesday April 9, 2012 with lots of 10” brookies, but spiced up the action with much larger 16” brookies, which are the focus of our attention today.

 

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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.

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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.

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

This blog identifies the ponds in Piscataquis County, Maine that provide the best odds of catching brook trout during the spring of 2013.  Most 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.

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

This blog identifies the ponds in Penobscot County, Maine that provide the best odds of catching brook trout during the spring of 2013. Three of the four 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.

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Trout fishing on Cold Rain Pond, Naples, Maine (February 18, 2013)

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Cold Rain Pond is a pretty and isolated 38-acre body of water located in Naples, Maine (see the Maine Atlas and Gazetteer map 4 B5).  Click here a description of this pond and the directions to it.  Click here for a depth map and more fisheries information. Access to the pond in the winter is either on foot or by snow mobile because Tiger Hill Road is groomed as a snow mobile trail. A plowed parking area is located at the intersection of Kimball Corner Road and Tiger Hill Road. The state of Maine stocked the pond with 16 brook trout per acre in the fall of 2012 for the 2013 ice fishing season.  These fish are the target of our attention today.

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

This blog identifies the ponds in Oxford County, Maine that provide the best odds of catching brook trout during the spring of 2013. All 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.

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

This blog identifies the ponds in Lincoln County, Maine that provide the best odds of catching brook trout during the spring of 2013. All of the target ponds are below 50 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.

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