Pond Fishing in the Moosehead Region of Maine
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Pond Fishing in the Moosehead Lake Region

Sawyer Pond: This small pond is stocked with trout every year. It's a good place to go to catch a few to eat. There's a two trout limit and easy access of the main road. In addition to the regular fishing season, this pond is open in October to catch and release fishing. There's no boat launch, but you can fish from shore or easily drag a small boat or canoe down the trail.

Wilson Pond This beautiful pond is nestled in the shadows of Elephant and Rum Mountain, bordered to the north by Scammon Ridge. It can be accessed by Outer Pleasant St., opposite The Katahdin, in downtown Greenville, next to Wilson Pond Camps. There are salmon, togue, and brook trout in its crystal clear waters. Fishing season runs from May 1st to September 30th.

Shadow Pond: This small roadside pond is stocked every year with brook trout and occasionally splake. There is a two trout limit. In addition to the regular fishing season, this pond is open in October to catch and release fishing. There is easy access of Rt. 15 just north of Greenville Jct.

Prong Pond: This pond located in Beaver Cove is stocked with brook trout and has good smallmouth bass and white perch fishing. There is a two trout limit. In addition to the regular fishing season, this pond is open in October to catch and release fishing. There is a rough launching area, but you'd be better off with a small boat or canoe on this very picturesque pond.

Long Pond: This pond is stocked with brook trout and also has smallmouth bass and white perch. A few salmon are caught here too. You can put a small boat or canoe in the pond along the West Outlet Road or below the bridge on Rt. 15. There is a two trout limit. In addition to the regular fishing season, this pond is open in October to catch and release fishing.

Big Indian Pond: Located on the back side of Squaw Mountain it can be tough getting here in the spring. The pond has wild brook trout and is stocked periodically with lake trout. Regulations include a 2 trout bag limit, 10" minimum length and only one can be greater than 12", 1 lake trout limit and artificial lures only.

Big Squaw Pond: This pond has wild brook trout. There is a marked access trail off the access road. Don't even think about carrying a canoe in here, the hike is fairly short but steep. The Dept. of Conservation maintains a couple of camping sites on the shore of the pond and its a great place to take the family for a picnic and fish from shore. Regulations include a 2 trout bag limit, minimum length 10" with only one greater than 12".

Little Squaw: This wild trout pond can be accessed on the same trail that goes to Big Squaw Pond, just keep hiking over the outlet and follow the marked trail. This pond has an abundance of small trout. The only special regulation is no live fish as bait.

Big Lyford Pond: This is a popular pond to fly fish for wild brook trout in 8" to 12" size range. You can carry a canoe to this pond from the access road. The only special regulation here is fly fishing only.

The West Branch Ponds: This series of small trout ponds are also popular with fly fishermen. You could easily drag a small boat or canoe down the short trail to the waters edge. The trout are generally in the 8"-12" size range.

In 1996, the following trout ponds to the east of Greenville were selected for trophy trout management. The regulation on these waters includes a 1 trout limit, minimum length 18", and artificial lures only. Don't expect to keep many fish here, but in a few years this will be a good place to catch and release some nice fish.

Rum Pond: Access to the pond is difficult. When the roads are wet it's very difficult to get close enough to drag a boat to the shore. You can walk in and fish from shore, or maybe use a float tube.

Indian Pond: This pond has a few wild trout, but is managed for trophy splake. You can carry a canoe to the shore off the main road if you're rugged.

Secret Pond: This pond has the easiest access of the trophy waters. A small boat or canoe can be dragged to the shore.

Brown Pond: The road is wet and has several large rocks in it. It would be best for your vehicle and the environment to stay off the road. You can carry a canoe to this pond down the access road or use a float tube.

Salmon Pond: The regulations on this pond are a little different from the other ponds. This pond is artificial lures and catch and release. You can carry a canoe down the short trail to the pond.

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