Fishing for brook trout on Round Pond in Lyman, York County, Maine (November 20, 2021)

 

The entrance to Round Pond is gated but the public is welcome to pass through.

 

Round Pond is a small, 6-acre body of water located in Lyman, York County, Maine (see The Maine Atlas and Gazetteer map 2 B5). The public access point to this pond is located where Mast Road joins Route 35 (a.k.a. Goodwins Mills Road), right next to the York County Fish and Game Association (YCFGA) building and across from the association’s shooting range. Beware that fishing can become noisy when the shooting range is active, which is fortunately not the case during my visit. The access point is gated by the YCFGA to block vehicles, but anglers are welcome to walk to the pond via a 200-ft. gravelly trail. Hand-carried craft can be launched from the tiny sandy beach by the water’s edge. Plenty of parking is available along the shoulder of Mast Road.

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Fishing for brook trout on Levenseller Pond in Lincolnville, Waldo County, Maine (November 13, 2021)

 

A splendid view of Levenseller Pond from the access point by Route 173

 

Levenseller Pond is a pretty 35-acre body of water located in the town of Lincolnville in Waldo County, Maine (see The Maine Atlas and Gazetteer map 14 C3). The public access to this pond is right next to Route 173 (Lincolnville Avenue). Only hand-carried craft can be launched from this location. Plenty of parking is available along the road shoulder.

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Fishing for brook trout on Sanborn Pond in Brooks, Waldo County, Maine (November 13, 2021)

 

View of Sanborn Pond from the launch. Route 137 is to the left. Notice the slab of bedrock. One cannot ask for better weather conditions in mid-November!!

 

Sanborn Pond is a 87-acre body of water located in the town of Brooks in Waldo County, Maine (see The Maine Atlas and Gazetteer map 14 A3). The public access to this pond is located right off Route 137 (Belfast Road). It consists of an unimproved launch made up of a slab of natural bedrock that slopes into the water and can therefore best accommodate hand-carried crafts, and maybe a small trailered boat in a pinch. Several cars can be parked next to the road right next to the launch.

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Fishing for brook trout on Dutton Pond in Knox, Waldo County, Maine (November 13, 2021)

 

The boat launch is flooded because of the excessive rains from last night

 

Dutton Pond is a 35-acre body of water located in the town of Knox in Waldo County, Maine (see The Maine Atlas and Gazetteer map 14 A3). Access to this pond is via Dutton Pond Road, right off Route 137 (Belfast Road). A rough boat launch is located off Dutton Pond Road and can accommodate small trailered boats. Very limited parking is available at the launch (one, maybe two, vehicles but without trailers). Vehicles with trailers can best be parked by Route 137.

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Fishing for brook trout on Bartlett Pond in Livermore, Androscoggin County, Maine (November 3, 2021)

 

The first brookie of the morning tells me that the fish stocked five days earlier are still schooling in the immediate vicinity of the boat launch located to the left in this picture.

 

Bartlett Pond is a 26-acre body of water located in Livermore, Androscoggin County, Maine (see The Maine Atlas and Gazetteer map 11 B5). Access to this pond is by the outlet right next to Norlands Road via an unimproved dirt boat ramp that can accommodate small, trailered boats. Limited parking is available along the road shoulder.

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Fishing for brook trout on Round Pond in Livermore, Androscoggin County, Maine (October 30, 2021)

 

The stocked trout are never too far away from their release point in the fall.

 

Round Pond is a 161-acres body of water located in Livermore, Androscoggin County, Maine (see The Maine Atlas and Gazetteer map 11 A5). Access to this pond is located right off busy Route 4 (Auburn Road), which connects the Lewiston/Auburn metro area to Livermore Falls. This access road leads to an excellent hard-top boat launch and spacious parking, both of which are embedded in a beautiful softwood woodlot.

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Fishing for brook trout on Crystal Pond in Turner, Androscoggin County, Maine (October 30, 2021)

Crystal Pond, a.k.a. Beals Pond, is a 47-acre body of water located in Turner, Androscoggin County, Maine (see The Maine Atlas and Gazetteer map 11 C4). This pond is situated right next to busy Route 4 (Auburn Road), which connects the Lewiston/Auburn metro area to Livermore Falls further north. A spacious parking lot is available by the public access point. Keep in mind that only hand-carried craft can be launched from this location because a boat ramp is unavailable. In fact, access to the water is down a half-dozen cement steps.

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