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

This blog identifies the ponds in Kennebec County, Maine that provide the best odds of catching brook trout during the spring of 2013. Most 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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The Hottest Brook Trout Ponds for the Spring of 2013 in Hancock County, Maine

This blog identifies the ponds in Hancock County, Maine that provide the best odds of catching brook trout during the spring of 2013. Most 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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The Hottest Brook Trout Ponds for the Spring of 2013 in Franklin County, Maine

This blog identifies the ponds in Franklin County, Maine that provide the best odds of catching brook trout during the spring of 2013. Most 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 in response to rising surface water temperatures.

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

This blog identifies the ponds in Aroostook County, Maine that provide the best odds of catching brook trout during the spring of 2013. Some of these ponds could be fished from shore, but most are best fished from a canoe or other small craft. The 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 fishing slows down in response to rising surface water temperatures.

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

This blog identifies the ponds in Androscoggin County, Maine that provide the best odds of catching brook trout during the spring of 2013. These ponds are all relatively small. Some of them can be fished from shore, but most are best fished from a canoe or other small craft. The action on these bodies of water could be fast and furious in the spring. 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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The Hottest Brook Trout Ponds for the Spring of 2013 in York County, Maine

This blog identifies the ponds in York County, Maine that provide the best odds of catching brook trout during the spring of 2013. These ponds are all small. Some of them could be fished from shore, but most are best fished from a canoe or other small craft. The 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 fishing slows down in response to rising surface water temperatures.

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

This blog identifies the ponds in Cumberland County, Maine that provide the best odds of catching brook trout during the spring of 2013. Most of these ponds cover less than 50 acres and are therefore relatively small. Some ponds could be fished from shore, but most are best fished from a canoe or other small craft. The 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 fishing slows down in response to rising surface water temperatures.

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Trout fishing on Parker Pond, Lyman, Maine (January 27, 2013)

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Parker Pond (a.k.a. Barkers Pond) is a 26-acre body of water located in Lyman, Maine (see The Maine Atlas and Gazetteer map 2 B5). To find the access point, drive north on Mast Road off Route 35, then turn right on Barkers Pond Road after about 1.5 miles. Look for a small picnic/beach area on the right-hand side next to a large grey house. About a dozen picnic tables are stacked right next to the road. Park on the left-hand side, across from the tables, and walk about 100 ft down to the pond. Click here for a depth map and more fisheries information.

Parker Pond was heavily stocked in the fall of 2012 with 41 brook trout per acre . About two thirds of the stocked fish are 9” long, whereas the remaining third consists of 13” fish, with a handful of 17 inchers.

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Trout fishing on Little Penneseewassee Pond, Norway, Maine (January 20, 20123)

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Little Penneseewassee Pond is a 96-acre body of water located alongside Route 118 in Norway, Maine (see The Maine Atlas and Gazetteer map 10 D5). Click here for a depth map and more fisheries information.

 

My son Joel and I arrive at Little Penneseewassee Pond at 8:15 am. The fishing conditions are perfect this morning: the air temperature is 18°F but without an atom of wind, the rising sun is hidden behind the trees which cast deep shadows along the entire shoreline, the ice is a solid 12” with 4” of snow on top, and a low pressure is forecast to move through the region later on in the day.  Joel calls up a depth map of the pond on his cell phone; it shows a relatively narrow band of shallow water running along the Route 118 shoreline, wich is flanked by a very steep drop to a depth of 24 ft. The deepest spot of the lake is 29 ft.

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Trout fishing on Upper Hinkley Pond, South Portland, Maine (January 13, 2013)

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Upper Hinkley Pond is a 3-acre body of water formed by the impoundment of Kimball Brook. It is found in Hinkley Park off Highland Avenue in South Portland, Maine (see The Maine Atlas and Gazetteer map 3 A4 or map 73 G4).  This delightful little pond is located only 10 minutes from downtown Portland! Keep in mind that Hinkley Park is a popular area for people to walk their dogs and that some of their canines will likely pay you a visit on the ice. The state stocks Upper Hinkley Pond with lots of brookies each fall to support fast early-season ice fishing action (click here for details)

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