The Hottest Brook Trout Ponds for the Spring of 2013 in Oxford County, Maine

This blog identifies the ponds in Oxford County, Maine that provide the best odds of catching brook trout during the spring of 2013. All of the target ponds are below 30 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 Oxford 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 regulations 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 Oxford County are as follows:


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Abbott Pond covers 32 acres and is located off Redding Road in Sumner (see The Maine Atlas and Gazetteer map 11 A1). This pond, which is closed to ice fishing, was stocked once in the fall of 2012 with an average of 20 brook trout per acre. All of the stocked trout measure about 6”.

 


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Broken Bridge Pond covers 18 acres and is located alongside Crocker Pond Road in Albany Township (see The Maine Atlas and Gazetteer map 10 C3). This pond, which is closed to ice fishing, was stocked once in the fall of 2012 with an average of 18 brook trout per acre. All of the stocked trout measure about 7”.

 


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Clays Pond covers 21 acres and is located alongside Porter Road in Fryeburg (see The Maine Atlas and Gazetteer map 4 B1). This pond, which is closed to ice fishing, was stocked once in the spring with an average of 16 brook trout per acre. All of the stocked trout measure about 10”. Note also that this pond was stocked once in the fall of 2012 with an average of 5 brown trout per acre, measuring about 13” each.

 


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Cushman Pond covers 11 acres and is located in Sumner (see The Maine Atlas and Gazetteer map 11 B3). This pond, which is closed to ice fishing, was stocked once in the fall of 2012 with an average of 38 brook trout per acre. All of the stocked trout measure about 6”.

 


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Little Concord Pond covers 26 acres and is located off Redding Road in Woodstock (see The Maine Atlas and Gazetteer map 11 A1). This pond, which is closed to ice fishing, was stocked once in the fall of 2012 and once this spring with a total of 20 brook trout per acre. Most of the stocked trout measure about 6”, with the remainder measuring about 11”.

 


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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). This pond, which is open to ice fishing, is stocked once in the spring with an average of 25 brook trout per acre. All of the stocked trout 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). This pond, which is closed to ice fishing, was stocked once in the fall of 2012 with an average of 32 brook trout per acre. All of the stocked trout measure about 6”.

 


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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). This pond, which is closed to ice fishing, was stocked once in the fall of 2012 with an average of 36 brook trout per acre. All of the stocked trout measure about 7”.

 


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Speck Pond #2 covers 15 acres and is located in Norway (see The Maine Atlas and Gazetteer map 10 C4). This pond, which is closed to ice fishing, was stocked once in the fall of 2012 with an average of 14 brook trout per acre. All of the stocked trout measure about 6”.

 


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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). This pond, which is closed to ice fishing, was stocked once in the fall of 2012 with an average of 17 brook trout per acre. All of the stocked trout measure about 7”.

 

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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