Wat-Tuh Lake is a 26-acre body of water located right next to the ocean in Phippsburg, Maine (see The Maine Atlas and Gazetteer map 6 D4). This pond can be reached by driving down Sebasco Road and right through the Sebasco Harbor Resort (including its golf course) located at the southwestern end of the pond. Once in the resort, turn right on Pine Drive which goes over a berm separating the pond from the adjoining sea. The rough access point to the pond is located on the right at the end of this berm. Beware that it can only accommodate small hand-carried craft such as a canoe or kayak. Parking is along the weedy side of the berm. GoogleMaps shows that Pine Drive can also be reached from the north but I did not try out that route. A second rough access point is also present at the northern tip of the pond next to Sebasco Road.
Sewell Pond is a 43-acre body of water located next to Route 127 in the town of Arrowsic, Maine (see The Maine Atlas and Gazetteer map 6 C5). The entire shoreline is wooded. Only three houses are visible from the pond, which gives it a nice “remote” feel. General fishing laws apply on this body of water, except that motorboats with internal combustion engines are prohibited. Click here for the latest information on this topic. The pond is also relatively shallow for its size, with a maximum depth of 11 ft and a mean depth of 9 ft. Click here for a depth map and additional fisheries information.
Four ponds in Sagadahoc County, Maine, were stocked in the fall of 2012 with brook trout, brown trout and/or rainbow trout to support ice fishing during the winter of 2013. Most of the stocked trout are relatively small (7” to 11”), but plentiful, in order to provide fast action on the ice.
The state also spices-up several of these ponds with bigger trout, which I define here as fish measuring 12” or more. This blog highlight the ponds (presented in alphabetical order) in Sagadahoc County where ice fishermen have the best odds of catching those larger fish. It is recommended to consult the latest law book (available here) about special ice fishing rules that may apply on the ponds described below. Note also that the list excludes “kids only” ponds.
I reach the Pejepscot boat launch off Route 196 in Topsham (see The Maine Atlas and Gazetteer map 6 B2) with Salvador at 4:30 pm. We want to catch the smallmouth bass that are so plentiful in this stretch of the Androscoggin River. The conditions are perfect: the sun is setting and hazy, clouds are forecast to roll in later in the evening, the wind is light.