This blog identifies the ponds in Androscoggin County, Maine that provide the best odds of catching brook trout during the spring of 2013. These ponds are all relatively small. Some of them can be fished from shore, but most are best fished from a canoe or other small craft. The action on these bodies of water could be fast and furious in the spring. Trout activity typically peaks between late April and early June, after which the fishing slows down in response to rising surface water temperatures.
The hottest brook trout ponds in Androscoggin County for the spring of 2013 are highlighted below in alphabetical order. A pond is considered HOT 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.
Some ponds were stocked in the fall of 2012 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 available here.
It is always prudent to consult the latest law book about special fishing rules that may apply on these ponds. Click here for the most up-to-date rules. Note that the list of the hottest brook trout ponds excludes “kids only” ponds.
The hottest brook trout ponds for the 2013 spring fishing season in Androscoggin County are as follows:
Bartlett Pond covers 26 acres and is located next to Norlands Road in Livermore (see The Maine Atlas and Gazetteer map 11 B5). Click here for a depth map and more fisheries information. This pond, which is closed to ice fishing, was stocked once in the fall of 2012 with an average of 100 brook trout per acre. The stocked trout measure about 8”.
Beaver Park Pond #2 covers 5 acres and is located in Beaver Park off Cotton Road in Lisbon (see The Maine Atlas and Gazetteer map 6 A1). A depth map is not available. This pond is stocked once in the spring with an average of 20 brook trout per acre. The stocked trout measure about 10”.
Beaver Park Pond #3 covers 2 acres and is located in Beaver Park off Cotton Road in Lisbon (see The Maine Atlas and Gazetteer map 6 A1). A depth map is not available. This pond is stocked once in the spring with an average of 50 brook trout per acre. The stocked trout measure about 10”.
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