TOP 10 Brook Trout Ponds for the 2015 Spring Fishing Season in Aroostook County, Maine

This blog identifies the TOP 10 ponds in Aroostook County, Maine that provide the best odds of catching brook trout during the spring of 2015. A pond is considered TOP due to its trout stocking density: after all, everything 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 early June, after which the fishing slows down in response to rising surface water temperatures.

Some ponds were stocked in the fall of 2014 but were closed to ice fishing. Others are stocked once early in the spring or may be stocked several times in April and May. More details are provided in the stocking reports compiled by the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife. Be sure to click here to consult the latest law book about special fishing rules that may apply on these ponds. Note that the list of TOP 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 TOP 10 brook trout ponds for the 2015 spring fishing season in Aroostook County are as follows:

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Carry Lake covers 29 acres and is located off Wiley Road in Littleton (see The Maine Atlas and Gazetteer map 59 E3). Click here for a depth map and more fisheries information. This lake, which is closed to ice fishing, was stocked in the fall of 2014 with 52 brook trout per acre. The stocked trout measure about 7”.

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Conroy Lake covers 25 acres and is located off Lake Road in Monticello (see The Maine Atlas and Gazetteer map 59 D3). Click here for a depth map and more fisheries information. This lake, which is closed to ice fishing, is stocked several times in the spring with a total of 58 brook trout per acre measuring 10”. As a bonus, it was also stocked in the fall of 2014 with 4 splake per acre (a splake is a cross between a brook trout and lake trout).

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Deep Lake covers 6 acres and is located off Wiley Road in Littleton (see The Maine Atlas and Gazetteer map 59 E3). Click here for a depth map and more fisheries information. This lake, which is closed to ice fishing, was stocked in the fall of 2014 with 100 brook trout per acre. The stocked trout measure about 7”.

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Durepo Lake covers 64 acres and is located off Mill Road in Limestone (see The Maine Atlas and Gazetteer map 65 A3). A depth map is not available. This lake, which is closed to ice fishing, was stocked in the fall of 2014 with 59 brook trout per acre. The stocked trout measure 7” and 13”.

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Echo Lake covers 90 acres and is located next to Aroostook State Park in Presque Isle (see The Maine Atlas and Gazetteer map 65 E1). Click here for a depth map and more fisheries information. This lake, which is closed to ice fishing, was stocked in the fall of 2014 with 67 brook trout per acre. The stocked trout measure about 8”.

Hale Pond covers 38 acres and is located off Route 11 (Aroostook Scenic Highway) in Moro Plantation (see The Maine Atlas and Gazetteer map 52 A2). Click here for a depth map and more fisheries information. This pond, which is closed to ice fishing, was stocked in the fall of 2014 with 24 brook trout per acre. The stocked trout measure 6”.

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Hanson Brook Lake covers 118 acres and is located next to Hansen Lake Road off Route 227 in Mapleton (see The Maine Atlas and Gazetteer map 65 D1). Click here for a depth map and more fisheries information. This lake, which is closed to ice fishing, was stocked in the fall of 2014 with 21 brook trout per acre. The stocked trout measure about 7”. The lake also gets stocked in late spring with a total of 9 brook trout per acre. Those additional fish measure around 10”.

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Mud Pond covers 25 acres and is located next to South Road in Linneus (see The Maine Atlas and Gazetteer map 53 B1). Click here for a depth map and more fisheries information. This pond, which is open to ice fishing, was stocked in the spring with a total of 48 trout per acre. These trout measure about 9”. The pond was also stocked in the fall of 2014 with 17 brook trout per acre, some of which may have survived the ice fishing season and can be caught in the spring of 2015.

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Timoney Lake covers 57 acres and is located next to Ridge Road in Oakfield (see The Maine Atlas and Gazetteer map 53 A1). Click here for a depth map and more fisheries information. This lake, which is closed to ice fishing, was stocked in the fall of 2014 with 61 brook trout per acre. The stocked trout measure between 7” and 8”.

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Trafton Lake covers 85 acres and is located next to Lake Road off Ward Road in Limestone (see The Maine Atlas and Gazetteer map 65 B3). Click here for a depth map and more fisheries information. This lake, which is closed to ice fishing, was stocked in the fall of 2014 with 32 brook trout per acre. 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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