The Hottest Brook Trout Ponds for the Spring of 2013 in Aroostook County, Maine

This blog identifies the ponds in Aroostook County, Maine that provide the best odds of catching brook trout during the spring of 2013. Some of these ponds could be fished from shore, but most are best fished from a canoe or other small craft. The 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 fishing slows down in response to rising surface water temperatures.

The hottest brook trout ponds in Aroostook County for the spring of 2013 are highlighted below in alphabetical order. A pond is considered HOT due to its trout stocking density: after all, everything else being equal, the more brook trout that are stocked per acre of pond, the greater the chances of catching those fish.

It is always prudent to consult the latest law book about special fishing rules that may apply on these ponds. The most up-to-date rules are available here. Note that the list of the hottest brook trout ponds excludes “kids only” ponds.

The hottest brook trout ponds for the 2013 spring fishing season in Aroostook County are as follows:

 

Black Pond covers 21 acres and is located in Saint John Plantation (see The Maine Atlas and Gazetteer map 67 C3). Click here for a depth map and more fisheries information. This pond, which is closed to ice fishing, was stocked once in the fall of 2012 with an average of 30 brook trout per acre. The stocked trout measure about 7”.

 

Carry Lake covers 29 acres and is located off Wiley Road in Littleton (see The Maine Atlas and Gazetteer map 59 E3). Click here for a depth map and more fisheries information. This pond, which is closed to ice fishing, was stocked twice in the fall of 2012 with an average of 53 brook trout per acre. Most of the stocked trout measure about 8”. However, the State spiced up this pond with 25 17” brook trout (close to 1 lunker trout per acre). Carry Lake provides a great opportunity for catching a 3 lbs. brook trout.

 

Deep Lake covers 6 acres and is located off Wiley Road in Littleton (see The Maine Atlas and Gazetteer map 59 E3). Click here for a depth map and more fisheries information. This pond, which is closed to ice fishing, was stocked once in the fall of 2012 with an average of 100 brook trout per acre. The stocked trout measure about 8”.

 

Durepo Lake covers 64 acres and is located off Mill Road in Limestone (see The Maine Atlas and Gazetteer map 65 A3). Click here for a depth map and more fisheries information. This pond, which is closed to ice fishing, was stocked twice in the fall of 2012 with an average of 45 brook trout per acre. Most of the stocked trout measure about 7”, with the rest measuring about 13”.

 

Echo Lake covers 90 acres and is located next to Aroostook State Park in Presque Isle (see The Maine Atlas and Gazetteer map 65 E1). Click here for a depth map and more fisheries information. This pond, which is closed to ice fishing, was stocked once in the fall of 2012 with an average of 67 brook trout per acre. The stocked trout measure about 8”.

 

Hanson Brook Lake covers 118 acres and is located next to Hansen Lake Road off Route 227 in Mapleton (see The Maine Atlas and Gazetteer map 65 D1). Click here for a depth map and more fisheries information. This pond, which is closed to ice fishing, was stocked once in the fall of 2012 with an average of 28 brook trout per acre. Most of the stocked trout measure about 8”, with the rest measuring about 11”.

 

Island Pond covers 27 acres and is located in T14 R8 WELS (see The Maine Atlas and Gazetteer map 63 B3). Click here for a depth map and more fisheries information. This pond, which is closed to ice fishing, was stocked once in the fall of 2012 with an average of 19 brook trout per acre. The stocked trout measure about 8”.

 

Logan Lake (also known as Jordan Pond) covers 13 acres and is located off Route 1 in Houlton (see The Maine Atlas and Gazetteer map 59 E3). Click here for a depth map and more fisheries information. This pond, which is closed to ice fishing, is stocked once in the spring with an average of 19 brook trout per acre. The stocked trout measure about 9”.

 

Timoney Lake covers 57 acres and is located next to Ridge Road in Oakfield (see The Maine Atlas and Gazetteer map 53 A1). Click here for a depth map and more fisheries information. This pond, which is closed to ice fishing, was stocked once in the fall of 2012 with an average of 61 brook trout per acre. The stocked trout measure about 8”.

 

Trafton Lake covers 85 acres and is located next to Lake Road off Ward Road in Limestone (see The Maine Atlas and Gazetteer map 65 B3). Click here for a depth map and more fisheries information. This pond, which is closed to ice fishing, was stocked once in the fall of 2012 with an average of 29 brook trout per acre. The stocked trout measure about 8”.

 

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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