TOP 7 Brook Trout Ponds for the 2014 Spring Fishing Season in Kennebec County, Maine

This blog identifies the ponds in Kennebec County, Maine that provide the best odds of catching brook trout during the spring of 2014. Most of the target ponds are below 50 acres and are therefore relatively small. Some of these ponds can 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 7 brook trout ponds in Kennebec 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.

Some ponds were stocked in the fall of 2013 but were closed to ice fishing. Others are stocked once early in the spring or may be stocked several times between April and early June. 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 7 brook trout ponds for the 2014 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). A depth map and more fisheries information are available at www.maine.gov/ifw/fishing/lakesurvey_maps/kennebec/basin_pond.pdf. This pond, which is closed to ice fishing, is stocked in the spring with an average of 15 brook trout per acre and 4 splake per acre. All the stocked fish 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). A depth map and more fisheries information are available at www.maine.gov/ifw/fishing/lakesurvey_maps/kennebec/desert_pond.pdf. 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). A depth map and more fisheries information are available at www.maine.gov/ifw/fishing/lakesurvey_maps/kennebec/gould_pond_and_wellman_pond.pdf. This pond, which is closed to ice fishing, is stocked in the spring with 29 brook trout per acre. The stocked trout measure about 10”.
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Jamies Pond covers 107 acres and is located alongside Collins Road/Bog Farm Road in Manchester (see The Maine Atlas and Gazetteer map 12 C4). A depth map and more fisheries information are available at www.maine.gov/ifw/fishing/lakesurvey_maps/kennebec/jamies_pond.pdf. This pond, which is open to ice fishing, was stocked in the fall of 2013 with 10 brook trout per acre. Most of the stocked trout measured between 8” and 14”. Jamies Pond is also stocked several times in the spring with a total of 20 brook trout per acre. These additional fish measure around 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). A depth map and more fisheries information are available at www.maine.gov/ifw/fishing/lakesurvey_maps/kennebec/kimball_pond.pdf. This pond, which is closed to ice fishing, was stocked in the fall of 2013 with 9 brook trout per acre. The stocked trout measure about 8”. Kimball Pond is also stocked in the spring with 2 brook trout per acre. Those additional fish measure around 10”.
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Togus VA Hospital Pond covers 2 acres and is located in Augusta (see The Maine Atlas and Gazetteer map 13 C1, although the pond is not shown). This pond is stocked in the spring with a total of 100 brook trout per acre. The stocked trout measure about 10”.
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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). A depth map and more fisheries information are available at www.maine.gov/ifw/fishing/lakesurvey_maps/kennebec/tyler_pond.pdf. This pond, which is closed to ice fishing, was stocked in the fall of 2013 with 36 brook trout per acre. The stocked trout measure 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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3 thoughts on “TOP 7 Brook Trout Ponds for the 2014 Spring Fishing Season in Kennebec County, Maine

  1. I am a NJ resident but I have a home in Wayne, ME and I get my Non Res Fishing License early. I love the information you shared since most of the Brook Trout pounds listed are close to Wayne. I will be sure to get my kayak on some of the ponds. I am a fly fisher and I never keep my fish. Hopefully I will have some good days to report.
    Thanks for the information. Your blog works.
    Jim

    • Hi Jim, I’m glad to hear that my trout stocking info is of use to you! That’s the whole point of the exercise. Drop me a line to let me know if you had luck this spring on the ponds discussed in this blog. Also, feel free to sign up to be notified when I post new blogs. To do that, just open any anyone of my blogs and enter your e-mail address in the sign-up feature. Tight lines! Stan

  2. I’ve always heard that the pond at togs VA hospital is for patient fishinget only and is not open to the public what do you know about this.

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