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

This blog identifies the TOP 4 ponds in York 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! All 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. Make sure to 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. The one exception is Round Pond, which is a “kids only” pond for ice fishing, but is open to the general public during the open-water season. Hence, it is included below.

 

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 2015 spring fishing season in York County are as follows:

 

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Littlefield Pond covers 19 acres and is located off Emmons Road in Sanford (see The Maine Atlas and Gazetteer map 2 C3). Click here for a depth map and more fisheries information. Click here for directions and access. This pond, which is open to ice fishing, is stocked in the spring with an average of 18 brook trout per acre. The pond was also stocked in the fall of 2014 with 42 trout per acre, some of which presumably survived the ice fishing season and can be caught this spring. All the stocked trout measure between 9” and 13”.

 

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Matthews Mill Pond covers 2 acres and is located next to Old Sanford Road in Berwick (see The Maine Atlas and Gazetteer map 2E3). A depth map is not available. This pond, which is open to ice fishing, is stocked once in the spring with an average of 123 brook trout per acre. The stocked trout measure about 10”.

 

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Milliken Mills Pond covers 5 acres and is located off Milliken Mills Road in Old Orchard Beach (see The Maine Atlas and Gazetteer map 3 B3). Click here for a depth map and more fisheries information. This pond, which is closed to ice fishing, is stocked once in the spring with an average of 49 brook trout per acre. The stocked trout measure about 10”.

 

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Round Pond covers 8 acres and is located across from the York County Fish & Game Association facility off Mast Road in Lyman (see The Maine Atlas and Gazetteer map 2 B5). Click here for a depth map and more fisheries information. The pond, which is open to ice fishing for kids only, is stocked once in the spring with an average of 31 brook trout per acre. The pond was also stocked in the fall of 2014 with 44 trout per acre, some of which presumably survived the ice fishing season and can be caught this spring. All the stocked trout measure between 9” and 13”.

 

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

  1. in last sev days have fished it twice at bridge on Diamond road. Saw fish rising but they were no taking anything I three at them. Using fly rod and 14/16 small dries mainly caddis or mesquite patterns. Did catch three minnows /bait fish (shad?) less than 4 inches long. Pretty place but big fish may be swept Down with the spring flooding?

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