The TOP Ponds Stocked with Brook Trout for the Spring of 2017 in Oxford County, Maine

This blog identifies the TOP ponds in Oxford County, Maine that provide the best odds of catching brook trout during the spring of 2017. A pond is considered TOP due to its trout stocking density: all else being equal, the more brook trout that are stocked per acre of water, the greater the chances of catching those fish! Most of the target ponds are below 50 acres and are therefore relatively small. Trout activity typically peaks between late April and mid-June, after which the bite slows down due to rising surface water temperatures. Check out this blog on trolling techniques for catching trout.

Most of the ponds described below were stocked last fall but are closed to ice fishing. Hence, those stocked trout have had at least 6-7 months to fatten up since their release. Other ponds are stocked once early in the spring or may be stocked several times in April and May. More details are provided in the stocking reports compiled by the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife. It is recommended to check the regulations about special fishing rules that may apply on these ponds, such as daily bag limits, minimum size limits, use of live bait fish, artificial lure requirements, limits on outboard engine size, etc. Note also that the list of TOP brook trout ponds excludes “kids-only” ponds.

 

The TOP ponds stocked with brook trout for this spring in Oxford County are listed below in alphabetical order:

 

 

Fishing for brook trout in the spring is FUN!!

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Abbot Pond covers 32 acres and is located in Sumner (see The Maine Atlas and Gazetteer map 11 A1). Click here for a depth map and more fisheries information. This pond, which is closed to ice fishing, was stocked in the fall with 20 brook trout per acre. All of these fish measured about 6”. Note that Abbott Pond has a special “keeper slot”, as follows: all trout less than 6” and longer than 12” must be released alive at once.

 

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Aziscohos Pond covers 12 acres and is located in Magalloway Plantation (see The Maine Atlas and Gazetteer map 18 A1). Click here for a depth map and more fisheries information. This pond, which is closed to ice fishing, was stocked last fall with 42 brook trout per acre. All of the stocked trout measure about 7”.

 

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Broken Bridge Pond covers 18 acres and is located in Albany Township (see The Maine Atlas and Gazetteer map 10 C3). Click here for a depth map and more fisheries information. This pond, which is closed to ice fishing, was stocked last fall with 22 brook trout per acre. These fish measured around 5”. Note that Broken Bridge Pond is managed specifically to produce larger trout. As a result, the fishing rules are strict, as follows: (a) the daily bag limit on trout is two fish, with a minimum length limit of 10” and only one trout may exceed 12”.

 

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Cushman Pond covers 15 acres and is located in Sumner (see The Maine Atlas and Gazetteer map 11 B3). Click here for a depth map and more fisheries information.  This pond, which is closed to ice fishing, was stocked last fall with 40 brook trout per acre. All of the stocked trout measure about 6”.

 

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Goodwin Pond covers 7 acres and is located in Adamstown Township (see The Maine Atlas and Gazetteer map 28 E2). Click here for a depth map and more fisheries information. This pond, which is closed to ice fishing, was stocked last fall with 29 brook trout per acre. All of fish measured about 7”.

 

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Little Beaver Pond covers 50 acres and is located off Fish Pond Road in Magalloway Plantation (see The Maine Atlas and Gazetteer map 18 A1). Click here for a depth map and more fisheries information. This pond, which is closed to ice fishing, was stocked last fall with 35 brook trout per acre. All of these fish measured about 7”. Note that Little Beaver Pond is managed specifically to produce larger trout. As a result, the fishing rules are strict, as follows: (a) fly fishing only and (b) two trout daily bag limit with a minimum length limit of 10” and only one trout may exceed 12”.

 

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Little Concord Pond covers 26 acres and is located off the Concord Reading Road in Woodstock (see The Maine Atlas and Gazetteer map 11 A1). Click here for a depth map and more fisheries information. This pond, which is closed to ice fishing, was stocked last fall with 23 brook trout per acre. All of these fish measured about 6”. Note that Little Condord Pond is managed specifically to produce larger trout. As a result, the fishing rules are strict, as follows: (a) fly fishing only and (b) two trout daily bag limit with a minimum length limit of 12” and only one trout may exceed 14”.

 

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Mosquito Pond covers 5 acres and is located in Albany Township (see The Maine Atlas and Gazetteer map 10 C3). Click here for a depth map and more fisheries information.  This pond, which is closed to ice fishing, was stocked last fall with 20 brook trout per acre. All of these fish measured about 6”. Note that Mosquito Pond is managed specifically to produce larger trout. As a result, the fishing rules are strict, as follows: (a) the daily bag limit on trout is two fish, with a minimum length limit of 10” and only one trout may exceed 12”.

 

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Round Pond covers 6 acres and is located alongside Porter Road in Fryeburg (see The Maine Atlas and Gazetteer map 4 B1). Click here for a depth map and more fisheries information. This pond, which is open to ice fishing, is stocked in the spring with 29 brook trout per acre. All of these fish measure about 10”.

 

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Round Pond covers 11 acres and is located at the end of Round Pond Road in Albany Township (see The Maine Atlas and Gazetteer map 10 C3). Click here for a depth map and more fisheries information. This pond, which is closed to ice fishing, was stocked last fall with 32 brook trout per acre. All of these fish measure about 6”. It is also stocked in the spring with an average of 7 brook trout per acre, with all of these fish measuring around 11”.

 

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Speck Pond covers 9 acres and is located just south of Grafton Notch State Park in Grafton Township (see The Maine Atlas and Gazetteer map 18 E1). Click here for a depth map and more fisheries information. This pond, which is closed to ice fishing, was stocked last fall with 33 brook trout per acre. All of the stocked trout measure about 7”.

 

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Upper East Richardson Pond covers 85 acres and is located off Upper Dam Road (off Route 16 in Adamstown Township (see The Maine Atlas and Gazetteer map 28 E2). Click here for a depth map and more fisheries information. This pond, which is closed to ice fishing, was stocked last fall with 24 brook trout per acre. All of the stocked trout measure about 7”.

 

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Washburn Pond covers 12 acres and is located at the end of Washburn Pond Road off Redding Road in Sumner (see The Maine Atlas and Gazetteer map 11 A1). Click here for a depth map and more fisheries information. This pond, which is closed to ice fishing, was stocked last fall with 21 brook trout per acre. These fish measured about 5”.

 

Fishing for brook trout in the spring is FUN!!

 

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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