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

This blog identifies the ponds in York County, Maine that provide the best odds of catching brook trout during the spring of 2013. These ponds are all small. Some of them 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 York 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.

Some ponds were stocked in the fall of 2012 but were closed to ice fishing. Others are stocked once early in the spring or may be stocked several times in April and May. More details are provided in the stocking reports (click here) compiled by the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife.

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. One exception is Round Pond in Lyman, which is a “kids only” pond for ice fishing but a general public pond for the remainder of the year, including spring fishing. This pond is included in the list below.

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

 

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Matthews Mill Pond covers 2 acres and is located next to Old Sanford Road in Berwick (see The Maine Atlas and Gazetteer map 2E3). A depth map is not available. This pond is stocked once in the spring with an average of 100 brook trout per acre. The stocked trout measure about 10”.

 

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Milliken Mills Pond covers 5 acres and is located off Milliken Mills Road in Old Orchard Beach (see The Maine Atlas and Gazetteer map 3 B3). Click here for a depth map and more fisheries information. This pond is stocked once in the spring with an average of 44 brook trout per acre. The stocked trout measure about 10”.

 

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Round Pond covers 8 acres and is located across from the York County F&G Association facility (click here for details) off Mast Road in Lyman (see The Maine Atlas and Gazetteer map 2 B5). Click here for a depth map and more fisheries information. This pond is stocked once in the spring with an average of 25 brook trout per acre. The stocked trout measure about 10”.

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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