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

This blog identifies the TOP 10 ponds in Oxford 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 water, the greater the chances of catching those fish! Most of the target ponds are below 50 acres and are therefore relatively small. Trout activity typically peaks between late April and early June, after which the bite slows down due to rising surface water temperatures.

Most of the ponds described below were stocked in the fall of 2014 but are closed to ice fishing. Hence, those stocked trout have had at least 6-7 months to fatten up since their release. Other ponds are stocked once early in the spring or may be stocked several times in April and May. More details are provided in the most recent stocking report 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 Oxford County are as follows:

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Aziscohos Pond covers 12 acres and is located in Magalloway Plantation (see The Maine Atlas and Gazetteer map 18 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 42 brook trout per acre. All of the stocked trout measure about 6”.

 

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Cushman Pond covers 15 acres and is located in Sumner (see The Maine Atlas and Gazetteer map 11 B3). 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 40 brook trout per acre. All of the stocked trout measure about 7”.

 

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Howard Pond covers 109 acres and is located next to Howard Pond Road in Hanover (see The Maine Atlas and Gazetteer map 18 E4). 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 35 brook trout per acre. All of the stocked trout measure about 6”.

 

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Little Beaver Pond covers 50 acres and is located off Fish Pond Road in Magalloway Plantation (see The Maine Atlas and Gazetteer map 18 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 24 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 the Concord Reading Road in Woodstock (see The Maine Atlas and Gazetteer map 11 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 23 brook trout per acre. All of the stocked trout measure about 7”.

 

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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). Click here for a depth map and more fisheries information. This pond, which is open to ice fishing, is stocked once in the spring with an average of 31 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). 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 45 brook trout per acre. All of the stocked trout measure about 7”.

 

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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). 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 44 brook trout per acre. All of the stocked trout measure about 6”.

 

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Upper East Richardson Pond covers 85 acres and is located off Upper Dam Road (off Route 16 [Wison Mills Road]) in Adamstown Township (see The Maine Atlas and Gazetteer map 28 E2). 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. All of the stocked trout measure about 7”.

 

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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). 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 21 brook trout per acre. All of the stocked trout measure about 6”.

 

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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