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

This blog identifies the TOP ponds in Somerset 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 pond, the greater the chances of catching those fish!  Most of these ponds cover less than 50 acres and are therefore relatively small. Trout activity typically peaks between late April and mid-June, after which the fishing slows down in response to rising surface water temperatures. Check out this blog on trolling techniques for catching trout.

 

All of the ponds described below were stocked last fall but were closed to ice fishing. The stocked trout were all relatively small but had 7 to 8 months to fatten up a bit. 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 this spring in Somerset County are listed below in alphabetical order:

 

Fishing for brook trout in the spring is FUN!!

 

 

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Bean Pond covers 20 acres and is located in Pleasant Ridge Plantation (see The Maine Atlas and Gazetteer map 30 C3).  Click here for a depth map and more fisheries information.  This pond, which is closed to ice fishing, was stocked last fall with 50 brook trout per acre.  All of the stocked trout measure about 7”. Note that Bean Pond is managed specifically to produce a quality brook trout fishery, as follows: (a) fly fishing only and (b) the daily bag limit is two trout.

 

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Black Hill Pond covers 26 acres and is located in Embden (see The Maine Atlas and Gazetteer map 20 A3).  Click here for a depth map and more fisheries information. This pond, which is closed to ice fishing, was stocked last fall with 48 brook trout per acre.  All of the stocked trout measure about 7”.

 

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Fish Pond covers 15 acres and is located off Fish Pond Road in Moxie Gore (see The Maine Atlas and Gazetteer map 40 E3).  Click here for a depth map and more fisheries information.  This pond, which is closed to ice fishing, was stocked last fall with 50 brook trout per acre.  All of the stocked trout measure about 7”.

 

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Little Dimmick Pond covers 41 acres and is located in Caratunk (see The Maine Atlas and Gazetteer map 30 B4).  Click here for a depth map and more fisheries information.  This pond, which is closed to ice fishing, was stocked last fall with 61 brook trout per acre.  All of the stocked trout measure about 7”.

 

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Little Indian Pond covers 20 acres and is located next to Dyer Road in Squaretown Township (see The Maine Atlas and Gazetteer map 40 D4).  Click here for a depth map and more fisheries information.  This pond, which is closed to ice fishing, was stocked last fall with 63 brook trout per acre.  All of the stocked trout measure about 8”.

 

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Lost Pond covers 18 acres and is located in Pleasant Ridge Plantation (see The Maine Atlas and Gazetteer map 30 C3). 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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Moose Pond covers 11 acres and is located in Bowtown Township (see The Maine Atlas and Gazetteer map 30 A2).  Click here for a depth map and more fisheries information.  This pond, which is closed to ice fishing, was stocked last fall with 68 brook trout per acre.  All of the stocked trout measure about 7”.

 

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Mosquito Pond covers 71 acres and is located in The Forks Plantation (see The Maine Atlas and Gazetteer map 30 A4).  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”. Note that Mosquito Pond is managed specifically to produce a quality brook trout fishery, as follows: (a) artificial lures only and (b) the daily bag limit is two trout.

 

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North Otter Pond covers 71 acres and is located next to Otter Pond Road in Bowtown Twp. (see The Maine Atlas and Gazetteer map 30 A2).  Click here for a depth map and more fisheries information. This pond, which is closed to ice fishing, was stocked last fall with 56 brook trout per acre.  All of the stocked trout measure about 7”.

 

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Otter Pond covers 77 acres and is located immediately south of North Otter Pond next to Otter Pond Road in Bowtown Township (see The Maine Atlas and Gazetteer map 30 A2).  Click here for a depth map and more fisheries information.  This pond, which is closed to ice fishing, was stocked last fall with 65 brook trout per acre.  All of the stocked trout measure about 7”.

 

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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