TOP 11 Brook Trout Ponds for the 2015 Spring Fishing Season in Piscataquis County, Maine

This blog identifies the TOP 11 ponds in Piscataquis 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. 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 11 brook trout ponds for the 2015 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). 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 7”.

 

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Doe Pond covers 54 acres and is located off Blanchard Road in Monson (see The Maine Atlas and Gazetteer map 31 A3). Click here for a depth map and more fisheries information. This pond, which is open to ice fishing, is stocked several times in the spring with a total of 31 brook trout per acre. Those fish measure about 10”. It was also stocked in the fall of 2014 with 4 brook trout per acre. I suspect that some of them survived the ice fishing season and are still available to be caught this spring.

 

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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). 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 46 brook trout per acre. All of the stocked brook trout measure between 7” and 8”. The pond was also spiced up last fall with 11 splake per acre, all of which measured about 7”.

 

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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). A depth map is not available. This pond, which is closed to ice fishing, is stocked several times in the spring with a total of 363 brook trout per acre. Those fish measure about 10”. It was also stocked in the fall of 2014 with an additional 125 brook trout per acre.

 

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Grindstone Pond covers 26 acres and is located next to Grindstone Pond Road in Willimantic (see The Maine Atlas and Gazetteer map 31 A5). 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 30 brook trout per acre. All of the stocked trout measure about 7”. The pond was also spiced up last fall with 8 splake per acre, all of which measured about 7”.

 

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

 

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Long Bog covers 10 acres and is located in Shawtown Township (see The Maine Atlas and Gazetteer map 42 B1). 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 30 brook trout per acre. All of the stocked trout measure about 7”.

 

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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). No depth map is available. This pond, which is closed to ice fishing, is stocked several times 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). Click here for a depth map and more fisheries information. This pond, which is closed to ice fishing, is stocked in the spring with an average of 33 brook trout per acre. All of the stocked trout measure about 8”.

 

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). Click here for a depth map and more fisheries information. This pond, which is closed to ice fishing, is stocked in the spring with an average of 41 brook trout per acre. All of the stocked trout measure about 8”.

 

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Sawyer Pond covers 67 acres and is located off Scammon Road in Greenville (see The Maine Atlas and Gazetteer map 41 D3). Click here for a depth map and more fisheries information. This pond, which is open to ice fishing, is stocked in the spring with a total of 30 brook trout per acre. Those fish measure about 10”. The pond was also stocked in the fall of 2014 with 5 brook trout per acre. I suspect that some of these fish survived the ice fishing season and are still available to be caught this spring.

 

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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