TOP 5 Brook Trout Ponds for the 2015 Spring Fishing Season in Lincoln County, Maine

This blog identifies the TOP 5 ponds in Lincoln 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! All 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.

Some of the ponds described below were stocked in the fall of 2014 but are 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 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 5 brook trout ponds for the 2015 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). 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 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). 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 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). 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 12 brook trout per acre. All of the stocked trout measure about 10”.

 

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Thompson Ice Pond (a.k.a. New Harbor Pond) covers 9 acres and is located next to Route 32 in Bristol (see The Maine Atlas and Gazetteer map 7 C4). Click here for a depth map and more fisheries information. This pond, which is open to ice fishing, is stocked in the spring with 11 brook trout per acre. It is also reasonable to anticipate that some of the 33 brook trout per acre stocked in the fall of 2014 are still available to be caught in the spring of 2015.

 

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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). 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 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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