TOP 6 Brook Trout Ponds for the 2015 Spring Fishing Season in Kennebec County, Maine

This blog identifies the TOP 6 ponds in Kennebec 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! Most 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.

All the ponds described below are stocked in the fall but are closed to ice fishing. Hence, the trout released in the fall of 2014 have had at least 6-7 months to fatten up. Click here for the most-recent stocking report 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 6 brook trout ponds for the 2015 spring fishing season in Kennebec County are as follows:

 

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Basin Pond covers 27 acres and is located off Watson Heights Road in Fayette (see The Maine Atlas and Gazetteer map 12 A2). 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 3 brook trout per acre. It is also stocked in the spring with 15 brook trout per acre and 4 splake per acre. Most of the stocked fish in the fall and spring measure around 10”.

 

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Desert Pond covers 23 acres and is located off Desert Pond Road in Mount Vernon (see The Maine Atlas and Gazetteer map 12 A3). 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 11 brook trout per acre. The stocked trout measure about 10”.

 

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Gould Pond covers 19 acres and is located next to Summerhaven Road in Sydney (see The Maine Atlas and Gazetteer map 12 B5). Click here for a depth map and more fisheries information. This pond, which is closed to ice fishing, is stocked several times in the spring with a total of 29 brook trout per acre. The stocked trout measure about 10”.

 

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Kimball Pond covers 55 acres and is located next to Kimball Pond Road in Vienna (see The Maine Atlas and Gazetteer map 20 E3). 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 15 brook trout per acre. The stocked trout measured about 7”.

 

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Silver Lake (a.k.a. Figure Eight Pond) covers 29 acres and is located off Summerhaven Road in Sidney (see The Maine Atlas and Gazetteer map 12 B5). Click here for a depth map and more fisheries information. This pond, which is closed to ice fishing, is stocked in the spring with a total of 14 brook trout per acre. Those fish measure around 10”. The lake was also stocked in the fall of 2014 with 2 brown trout per acre, which measured 12”.

 

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Tyler Pond covers 22 acres and is located off Sanford Road in Manchester (see The Maine Atlas and Gazetteer map 12 B5). 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. Most of these stocked trout measured about 7”.

 

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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