TOP Brook Trout Ponds for the 2016 Spring Fishing Season in Oxford County, Maine

This blog identifies the TOP ponds in Oxford County, Maine that provide the best odds of catching brook trout during the spring of 2016. 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.
Most of the ponds described below were stocked last fall but are closed to ice fishing. Hence, those stocked trout have had at least 6-7 months to fatten up since their release. Several other ponds are stocked once early in the spring. More details are provided in 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.
The TOP brook trout ponds for the 2016 spring fishing season in Oxford County are listed below in alphabetical order:

 

Spring fishing for brook trout is a blast!

Spring fishing for brook trout is a blast!

 

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Aziscohos Pond covers 12 acres and is located in Magalloway Plantation (see The Maine Atlas and Gazetteer map 18 A1). Click here for a depth map and more fisheries information. This pond, which is closed to ice fishing, was stocked last fall with 42 brook trout per acre. All of the stocked trout measure about 7”.

 

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Crocker Pond covers 13 acres and is located next to Round Pond Road in Albany Township (see The Maine Atlas and Gazetteer map 10 C3). Click here for a depth map and more fisheries information. This pond, which is closed to ice fishing, was stocked last fall with 31 brook trout per acre measuring about 8”. It is then restocked in the spring with 12 brook trout per acre measuring 11”.

 

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Cushman Pond covers 15 acres and is located in Sumner (see The Maine Atlas and Gazetteer map 11 B3). Click here for a depth map and more fisheries information. This pond, which is closed to ice fishing, was stocked last fall with 40 brook trout per acre. All of the stocked trout measure about 8”.

 

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Goodwin Pond covers 7 acres and is located in Adamstown Township (see The Maine Atlas and Gazetteer map 28 E2). Click here for a depth map and more fisheries information.  This pond, which is closed to ice fishing, was stocked last fall with 29 brook trout per acre. All of the stocked trout measure about 7”.

 

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Howard Pond covers 109 acres and is located next to Howard Pond Road in Hanover (see The Maine Atlas and Gazetteer map 18 E4). Click here for a depth map and more fisheries information. This pond, which is closed to ice fishing, was stocked last fall with 35 brook trout per acre. All of the stocked trout measure about 7”.

 

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Little Beaver Pond covers 50 acres and is located off Fish Pond Road in Magalloway Plantation (see The Maine Atlas and Gazetteer map 18 A1). Click here for a depth map and more fisheries information. This pond, which is closed to ice fishing, was stocked last fall with 35 brook trout per acre. All of the stocked trout measure about 7”. Note that Little Beaver Pond is managed specifically to produce larger trout. As a result, the fishing rules are strict, as follows: (a) fly fishing only and (b) two trout daily bag limit with a minimum length limit of 10” and only one trout may exceed 12”.

 

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Little Concord Pond covers 26 acres and is located off the Concord Reading Road in Woodstock (see The Maine Atlas and Gazetteer map 11 A1). Click here for a depth map and more fisheries information. This pond, which is closed to ice fishing, was stocked last fall with 23 brook trout per acre. All of the stocked trout measure about 8”. Note that Little Condord Pond is managed specifically to produce larger trout. As a result, the fishing rules are strict, as follows: (a) fly fishing only and (b) two trout daily bag limit with a minimum length limit of 12” and only one trout may exceed 14”.

 

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Round Pond covers 6 acres and is located alongside Porter Road in Fryeburg (see The Maine Atlas and Gazetteer map 4 B1). Click here for a depth map and more fisheries information. This pond, which is open to ice fishing, is stocked once in the spring with an average of 28 brook trout per acre. All of the stocked trout measure about 10”.

 

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Speck Pond covers 9 acres and is located just south of Grafton Notch State Park in Grafton Township (see The Maine Atlas and Gazetteer map 18 E1). Click here for a depth map and more fisheries information. This pond, which is closed to ice fishing, was stocked last fall with 33 brook trout per acre. All of the stocked trout measure about 7”.

 

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Upper East Richardson Pond covers 85 acres and is located off Upper Dam Road (off Route 16 [Wison Mills Road]) in Adamstown Township  (see The Maine Atlas and Gazetteer map 28 E2). Click here for a depth map and more fisheries information. This pond, which is closed to ice fishing, was stocked last fall with 24 brook trout per acre. All of 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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