About Stan

Hi there! I'm a four-season freshwater fishing Mainiac who chases after salmonids and largemouth/smallmouth bass year-round. This is my blog. I also maintain a web site (www.amazingfishametric.com) to help fellow anglers find great fishing spots in Maine. The site is free, fun, and full of information. Check it out; you'll enjoy it. Happy fishing!

Ice fishing for brook trout on Silver Lake in Phippsburg, Sagadahoc County, Maine (January 16, 2022)

 

The access point is at the southern tip of the pond. Route 209 is hidden behind the trees in the background.

 

Silver Lake is a pretty 12-acre body of water located within spitting distance of the Atlantic Ocean in Phippsburg, Sagadahoc County, Maine (see The Maine Atlas and Gazetteer map 6 E5; note that the lake is shown on the map but is not specifically named). To reach this location, drive on Route 209 from Bath and pass Popham Beach State Park. The pond will appear within about half a mile from the entrance of the park. Just before reaching the southern tip of the pond, turn right on Hunnewell Avenue, which is a gravel road that splits off from Route 209. Drive 200-300 ft. on this road and leave your vehicle on the side. The access point will be to your left. Keep in mind that parking space is limited to a handful of vehicles (note: no parking is available or allowed on Route 209) and may also be a problem after a snowstorm when the road has been plowed and the narrow shoulder is filled with snow.

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Ice fishing for brook trout on Big Eddy Pond, Topsham, Sagadahoc County, Maine (December 27, 2021)

The first brookie of the morning told us we were on to something.

 

Big Eddy Pond is a small four-acre body of water located in the back of the Topsham Transfer Station at the end of Townsend Way, off Foreside Road in Topsham, ME. The pond is not shown on the Maine Atlas and Gazetteer map. Click here for directions on how to reach this sweet spot.

 

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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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Fishing for brook trout on Otter Pond #4 in Standish, Cumberland County, Maine (October 29, 2021)

 

Otter Pond #4 is small and pretty

 

Otter Pond #4, a.k.a. Snake Pond, is a small, 6-acre body of water located off Route 35 in Standish, Cumberland, Maine (see The Maine Atlas and Gazetteer map 5 D1). Click here for directions on how to reach this pond. Beware that you’ll pass several other ponds on your way in which are not stocked. Make sure to follow the directions to get to the designated target.

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