TOP 4 Brook Trout Ponds for the 2014 Spring Fishing Season in Lincoln County, Maine

This blog identifies the ponds in Lincoln County, Maine that provide the best odds of catching brook trout during the spring of 2014. All of the target ponds are below 50 acres and are therefore relatively small.  Some of these ponds could be fished from shore, but most are best fished from a canoe or other small craft. The fishing action on these bodies of water can be fast and furious in the spring. Trout activity typically peaks between late April and early June, after which the bite slows down due to rising surface water temperatures.

The TOP 4 brook trout ponds in Lincoln County for the spring of 2014 are highlighted below in alphabetical order.  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. More details are provided in the stocking reports compiled by the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife available at www.maine.gov/ifw/fishing/reports/stocking/index.htm.

It is always prudent to consult the latest law book about special fishing regulations that may apply on these ponds.  The most up-to-date rules are available at www.eregulations.com/maine/fishing. 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 4 brook trout ponds for the 2014 spring fishing season in Lincoln County are as follows:

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Peters Pond (also known as Gross Pond) covers 10 acres and is located off Gross Neck Road in Waldoboro (see The Maine Atlas and Gazetteer map 7 A5). A depth map and more fisheries information are available at www.maine.gov/ifw/fishing/lakesurvey_maps/lincoln/peters_pond.pdf.  This pond, which is closed to ice fishing, is stocked in the spring with an average of 20 brook trout per acre. All of the stocked trout measure about 10”.

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Pinkham Pond covers 21 acres and is located alongside Bog Road in Alna (see The Maine Atlas and Gazetteer map 13 E1). A depth map and more fisheries information are available at www.maine.gov/ifw/fishing/lakesurvey_maps/lincoln/pinkham_pond.pdf. This pond, which is closed to ice fishing, is stocked in the spring with an average of 10 brook trout per acre. All of the stocked trout measure about 10”.

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Ross Pond covers 21 acres and is located alongside Old County Road in Bristol (see The Maine Atlas and Gazetteer map 7 B4). A depth map and more fisheries information are available at www.maine.gov/ifw/fishing/lakesurvey_maps/lincoln/ross_pond.pdf.  This pond, which is closed to ice fishing, is stocked in the spring with an average of 12 brook trout per acre. All of the stocked trout measure about 10”.

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Upper Pond covers 10 acres and is located off Poor Farm Road in Bristol (see The Maine Atlas and Gazetteer map 7 B3). A depth map and more fisheries information are available at www.maine.gov/ifw/fishing/lakesurvey_maps/lincoln/upper_pond.pdf. This pond, which is closed to ice fishing, is stocked in the spring with an average of 10 brook trout per acre. All of the stocked trout measure about 10”.

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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