In Washington and Hancock Counties, Now Is The Time To Head Out To Your Favorite Small Pond For Brook Trout

By IFW Fisheries Biologist Greg Burr


Some of the best of the Downeast Maine’s small brook trout pond fishing is now upon us! These ponds are the first to warm up and higher inshore water temperatures activate insect activity that attract trout. Whether you fish from shore or from a boat spin casting, worm dunking or fly fishing, this is the time year you can have great trout action.

In Hancock County I recommend the flowing small brook trout ponds: Witch Hole Pond – Bar Harbor, Lakewood Pond – Bar Harbor, Upper and Lower Breakneck Ponds – Bar Harbor, Echo Lake – Mount Desert, Simmons Pond – Hancock, Little Pond (FFO) – Franklin, Young’s Pond (FFO) – Otis, Halfmile Pond – Amherst, Jellison Hill – Amherst, Long Pond – Great Pond Plt, King Pond – Great Pond Plt, and Halfmile Pond – Aurora.

In Washington County I recommend the following small trout ponds: Simpson’s Pond – Roque Bluffs, Pineo Pond – Deblois, West and East Pike Brook Ponds – Deblois, Salmon Pond – T 30 MD, Berry Patch Pond – Day Block Twp., Six Mile Lake – Marshfield, West Monroe Pond – T 43 MD, Monroe Lake – T 43 MD, Pork Barrel Lake – T6 R1, Goulding Lake – Robbinston, Norse Pond – Cutler, and Ackley Pond – Cutler.

These warm spring days are great time to pack a lunch and take a young protégé fishing and make a day of it! The Bite is on!