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.

The hottest brook trout ponds in Hancock 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 here. Note that the list of the hottest brook trout ponds excludes “kids only” ponds.

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

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Birch Harbor Pond covers 19 acres and is located next to Route 186 in Winter Harbor (see The Maine Atlas and Gazetteer map 17 B1). Click here for a depth map and more fisheries information. 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 28 brook trout per acre. Most of the stocked trout measure about 7”, with the rest measuring 10”.

 

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Crystal Pond covers 19 acres and is located off Morrison Ridge Road in T40 MD (see The Maine Atlas and Gazetteer map 34 D4). Click here for a depth map and more fisheries information. This pond, which is closed to ice fishing, was stocked once in the fall of 2012 with an average of 37 brook trout per acre. The stocked trout measure about 8”.

 

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Fox Pond covers 77 acres and is located next to Route 182 in T10 SD (see The Maine Atlas and Gazetteer map 24 D5). Click here for a depth map and more fisheries information. This pond, which is closed to ice fishing, was stocked twice in the fall of 2012 and once in the spring of 2013 with an average of 36 brook trout per acre. Most of the stocked trout measure about 7”, with the rest measuring about 10” and 12”.

 

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Halfmoon Pond covers 3 acres and is located in Bar Harbor on Mount Desert Island (see The Maine Atlas and Gazetteer map 16 B3). Click here for a depth map and more fisheries information. This pond, which is closed to ice fishing, was stocked once in the fall of 2012 with an average of 33 brook trout per acre. The stocked trout measure about 7”.

 

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Lily Pond covers 37 acres and is located alongside Quaco Road in the town of Deer Isle (see The Maine Atlas and Gazetteer map 15 D3). Click here for a depth map and more fisheries information. This pond, which is closed to ice fishing, was stocked twice in the fall of 2012 with an average of 24 brook trout per acre. Most of the stocked trout measure about 7”, with the rest measuring about 12”.

 

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Lower Breakneck Pond covers 8 acres and is located in Bar Harbor on Mount Desert Island (see The Maine Atlas and Gazetteer map 16 B3). Click here for a depth map and more fisheries information. This pond, which is closed to ice fishing, was stocked once in the fall of 2012 with an average of 25 brook trout per acre. The stocked trout measure about 7”.

 

Quarry Pond covers 3 acres and is located at the end of Fire Road 10A/Whalesback Road in Franklin (see The Maine Atlas and Gazetteer map 24 E4). A depth map is not available. This pond, which is closed to ice fishing, was stocked once in the fall of 2012 with an average of 40 brook trout per acre. The stocked trout measure about 7”.

 

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Simmons Pond covers 7 acres and is located at the end of Salem Road off Wyman Road in Hancock (see The Maine Atlas and Gazetteer map 24 E2). Click here for a depth map and more fisheries information. 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 71 brook trout per acre. Most of the stocked trout measure about 7”, with the rest measuring about 10”.

 

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Trout Pond covers 6 acres and is located off Morrison Ridge Road in T40 MD (see The Maine Atlas and Gazetteer map 34 D4). Click here for a depth map and more fisheries information. 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 8”.

 

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Youngs Pond covers 13 acres and is located off Route 180 in Otis (see The Maine Atlas and Gazetteer map 24 C1). Click here for a depth map and more fisheries information. This pond, which is closed to ice fishing, was stocked once in the fall of 2012 with an average of 40 brook trout per acre. The stocked trout measure about 8”.

 

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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