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

This blog identifies the ponds in Piscataquis County, Maine that provide the best odds of catching brook trout during the spring of 2013.  Most 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 Piscataquis 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 Piscataquis County are as follows:

 


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Big Murphy Pond covers 15 acres and is located in Rainbow Township (see The Maine Atlas and Gazetteer map 50 E2).  This pond, which is closed to ice fishing, was stocked once in the fall of 2012 with an average of 28 brook trout per acre.  All of the stocked trout measure about 7”.

 


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Carry Pond covers 17 acres and is located next to the Golden Road just east of Ripogenus Dam in T3 R11 WELS (see The Maine Atlas and Gazetteer map 50 D3).  This pond, which is closed to ice fishing, was stocked once in the fall of 2012 with an average of 29 brook trout per acre.  All of the stocked trout measure about 8”.

 


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Garland Pond covers 28 acres and is located next to Parson Landing Road in Sebec (see The Maine Atlas and Gazetteer map 32 B3).  This pond, which is closed to ice fishing, was stocked once in the fall of 2012 with an average of 46 brook trout per acre.  All of the stocked brook trout measure about 8”.  Note that this pond was also stocked  once in the fall of 2012 with an average of 11 splake per acre, which measure about 8”.

 


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Gravel Pit Pond covers 2 acres and is located off Railroad Bed Road in Moosehead Junction Township (see The Maine Atlas and Gazetteer map 41 D2, but the pond is not shown).  This pond, which is closed to ice fishing, was stocked once in the fall of 2012 with an average of 125 brook trout per acre and is stocked several times in the spring with an additional 250 brook trout per acre.  The fall-stocked trout measure about 14”, whereas the spring-stocked trout measure about 10”.  This pond offers the best odds in the area of catching a 1.5-2 lbs brook trout this spring.

 


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Little Pillsbury Pond covers 45 acres and is located off Haymock Road in T8 R11 WELS (see The Maine Atlas and Gazetteer map 56 D3).  This pond, which is closed to ice fishing, was stocked once in the fall of 2012 with an average of 44 brook trout per acre.  All of the stocked trout measure about 7”.

 


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McKenna Pond covers 55 acres and is located in T3 R11 WELS (see The Maine Atlas and Gazetteer map 50 D3).  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.  All of the stocked trout measure about 8”.

 


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Power Trout Pond covers 1 acre and is located off Railroad Bed Road (just north of Scott Road) in Moosehead Junction Township (see The Maine Atlas and Gazetteer map 41 E2, but the pond is not shown).  This pond, which is closed to ice fishing, is stocked twice in the spring with a total of 500 brook trout per acre.  All of the stocked trout measure about 10”.

 


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Rocky Pond covers 10 acres and is located next to the Park Tote Road in Baxter State Park in T2 R9 WELS (see The Maine Atlas and Gazetteer map 51 D1).  This pond, which is closed to ice fishing, is stocked once in the spring with an average of 30 brook trout per acre.  All of the stocked trout measure about 9”.

 


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Round Pond covers 8 acres and is located right across from Rocky Pond next to the Park Tote Road in Baxter State Park in T2 R9 WELS (see The Maine Atlas and Gazetteer map 51 D1).  This pond, which is closed 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 9”.

 


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Snows Pond covers 21 acres and is located next to Route 153 in Dover-Foxcroft (see The Maine Atlas and Gazetteer map 32 B2).  This pond, which is open to ice fishing, is stocked twice in the spring with a total of 25 brook trout per acre.  All the spring-stocked trout measure about 9”.

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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2 thoughts on “The Hottest Brook Trout Ponds for the Spring of 2013 in Piscataquis County, Maine

    • I assume that you are thinking of Big Murphy Pond in Rainbow Township in Piscataquis County (see The Maine Atlas and Gazetteer map 50 E2). That pond is stocked each spring with brook trout. I’m not aware that rainbow trout where stocked there in the past. The state hasn’t stocked rainbow trout in Piscataquis County for many years, if they ever did. In fact, only about 20 ponds in Maine are stocked with rainbows, and those ponds are all located in the southern half of the state. Happy fishing!

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