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

This blog identifies the TOP 10 ponds in Franklin 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: 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.

All the ponds described below were stocked in the fall of 2014 but were closed to ice fishing. Hence, all the trout have had at least 6-7 months to fatten up since their release.  Click here for the stocking reports compiled by the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife. Click here for 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 Franklin County are as follows:

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Beaver Pond covers 20 acres and is located right next to Route 17 in Township D (see The Maine Atlas and Gazetteer map 18 B4). 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 100 brook trout per acre. The stocked trout measure about 6”.

 

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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). 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 78 brook trout per acre. The stocked trout measure about 7”.

 

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Hills Pond covers 22 acres and is located right next to Route 156 in Perkins Township (see The Maine Atlas and Gazetteer map 19 C3). 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 91 brook trout per acre. The stocked trout measure about 6”.

 

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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). 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 67 brook trout per acre. The stocked trout measure about 6”.

 

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Moxie Pond covers 6 acres and is located in Township D (see The Maine Atlas and Gazetteer map 18 A4). 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 75 brook trout per acre. The stocked trout measure about 6”.

 

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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). 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 71 brook trout per acre. The stocked trout measure about 7”.

 

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Schoolhouse Pond covers 3 acres and is located in Avon (see The Maine Atlas and Gazetteer map 19 B4). 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 83 brook trout per acre. The stocked trout measure about 6”.

 

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Spencer Pond covers 15 acres and is located off Route 17 in Township D (see The Maine Atlas and Gazetteer map 18 B4). 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 67 brook trout per acre. The stocked trout measured 7”.

 

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Stetson Pond covers 11 acres and is located in Phillips (see The Maine Atlas and Gazetteer map 19 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 91 brook trout per acre. The stocked trout measure about 7”.

 

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Tumbledown Pond covers 9 acres and is located in Township 6 North of Weld (see The Maine Atlas and Gazetteer map 19 C1). 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 67 brook trout per acre. The stocked trout measured 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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One thought on “TOP 10 Brook Trout Ponds for the 2015 Spring Fishing Season in Franklin County, Maine

  1. I’ve had mixed results with Tumbledown Pond, though the view itself is worth the hike. In years past I’ve taken home my creel limit, but in the last few years the trout have been fewer and smaller. Budget cuts?

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