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.

The hottest brook trout ponds in Franklin County for the spring of 2013 are highlighted below in alphabetical order.  A pond is considered HOT due to its trout stocking density: everything else being equal, the more brook trout that are stocked per acre of pond, the greater the chances of catching those fish.

It is always prudent to consult the latest law book about special fishing rules that may apply on these ponds.  The most up-to-date rules are available at www.eregulations.com/maine/fishing. Note that the list of the hottest brook trout ponds excludes “kids only” ponds.

Finally, feel free to use the website linked to this blog to discover how many trout and salmon are released per acre in the spring and fall in all the ponds and lakes stocked by the State throughout Maine.

The hottest brook trout ponds for the 2013 spring fishing season in Franklin County are as follows:

 


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Barnard Pond covers 22 acres and is located in Eustis (see The Maine Atlas and Gazetteer map 29 B1). This pond, which is closed to ice fishing, was stocked once in the fall of 2012 with an average of 57 brook trout per acre. The stocked trout measure about 8”.

 


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Beaver Pond covers 20 acres and is located next to Route 17 in Township D (see The Maine Atlas and Gazetteer map 18 B4). This pond, which is closed to ice fishing, was stocked once in the fall of 2012 with an average of 80 brook trout per acre. The stocked trout measure about 7”.

 


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Eddy Pond covers 9 acres and is located in Sandy River Plantation (see The Maine Atlas and Gazetteer map 29 E1). This pond, which is closed to ice fishing, was stocked once in the fall of 2012 with an average of 54 brook trout per acre. The stocked trout measure about 6”.

 


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Hills Pond covers 22 acres and is located next to Route 156 in Perkins Township (see The Maine Atlas and Gazetteer map 19 C3). This pond, which is closed to ice fishing, was stocked once in the fall of 2012 and once in the spring of 2013 with an average of 84 brook trout per acre. Most of the stocked trout measure about 7”, with the rest measuring about 9”.

 


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Ledge Pond covers 6 acres and is located in Sandy River Plantation (see The Maine Atlas and Gazetteer map 19 A1). This pond, which is closed to ice fishing, was stocked once in the fall of 2012 with an average of 53 brook trout per acre. The stocked trout measure about 7”.

 


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Middle Sandy River Pond covers 70 acres and is located next to Route 4 in Sandy River Plantation (see The Maine Atlas and Gazetteer map 19 A1). This pond, which is closed to ice fishing, was stocked once in the fall of 2012 with an average of 57 brook trout per acre. The stocked trout measure about 8”.

 


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Moxie Pond covers 6 acres and is located in Township D (see The Maine Atlas and Gazetteer map 18 A4). This pond, which is closed to ice fishing, was stocked once in the fall of 2012 with an average of 60 brook trout per acre. The stocked trout measure about 7”.

 


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Rock Pond covers 7 acres and is located in Sandy River Plantation (see The Maine Atlas and Gazetteer map 29 E1). This pond, which is closed to ice fishing, was stocked once in the fall of 2012 with an average of 50 brook trout per acre. The stocked trout measure about 6”.

 


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Schoolhouse Pond covers 3 acres and is located off Avon Temple Road in Avon (see The Maine Atlas and Gazetteer map 19 B4). This pond, which is closed to ice fishing, was stocked once in the fall of 2012 with an average of 67 brook trout per acre. The stocked trout measure about 7”.

 


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Stetson Pond covers 11 acres and is located off Route 4 south of Madrid in Phillips (see The Maine Atlas and Gazetteer map 19 A2). This pond, which is closed to ice fishing, was stocked once in the fall of 2012 with an average of 64 brook trout per acre. The stocked trout measure about 6”.

 

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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