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Fish Stocking Reports

Fish Stocking Report Now Available With Daily Updates

The fish stocking report now features daily updates from hatchery staff where all events are posted within a day or two of stocking.  Instead of hearing when and where the hatcheries have stocked well after the season has ended, anglers are now able to easily locate freshly stocked waters.

Waters are grouped by county, listed by town, and include the date of stocking as well as the species, quantity, and size of fish released.
 
- Todd Langevin, Superintendent of Hatcheries, Augusta

Current Year Stocking Report [PDF]

Please contact Todd Langevin, Superintendent of Hatcheries, if you have general questions/comments regarding the stocking program. email – Todd.Langevin@maine.gov or call - 287-5262.

Historical Stocking Reports

Please contact Dave Boucher, Fisheries Management Supervisor, if you have questions/comments regarding the stocking proposals listed below or for fisheries management related inquiries. email – Dave.Boucher@maine.gov or call - 287-5022.

The State has permanantly discontinued the stocking program on the following waters:

 

Major Stocking Program Changes

Water

Town
County
Species

 

Date
Reason for Change
Cutler Naval Station Pond Cutler Washington Brook trout 2013 Public Access Closed
Millimagasset Lake T7 R8 WELS Penobscot Togue (lake trout) 2013 Management emphasis will now be directly entirely on wild brook trout.
Second Marks Lake Marshfield Washington Brook Trout 2013 This water has consistently exhibited poor returns to anglers for stocked brook trout and consequently the stocking has been terminated.
Moosehorn Stream Bucksport Hancock Brook Trout 2012 This water has exhibited poor returns to anglers from stocked brook trout and consequently the stocking has been terminated.
Carr Pond T13 R8 WELS Aroostook Togue (lake Trout) 2012 Management will focus on growing larger-than-average size wild salmon. Maintaining high smelt (forage) abundance is critical for maintaining high salmon growth rates and body condition. Togue are heavy smelt predators and stocking them in this very small lake (307 acres) has been shown to be incompatible with the salmon objective.
Lower Springy Pond Otis Hancock Landlocked salmon 2012 Spring yearling salmon stocking program will be discontinued due to poor performance and low angler returns. Large fall yearling brook trout will replace spring yearling salmon, and large retired salmon brood fish will be stocked periodically to provide angling diversity.
Highland Lake
Falmouth/Windham/Westbrook
Cumberland Landlocked Salmon and Brown trout 2012 Dissimilar public access between those who reside on the lake and utilize private boat launches to launch large motorized watercraft, and those who visit the lake and are restricted to car top access. Inequitable access accommodations preclude continued stocking and management under MDIFW stocking and access policy.
Torsey Lake Outlet
Readfield
Kennebec Brook trout 2011 Cancelled due to low use and inadequate conditions for trout survival
Salmon Falls River South Berwick York Brook trout and Brown trout 2011 Brook Trout and Brown Trout stocking will be phased out by 2014.  Recent review of available angling information revealed poor returns of fall yearling stocked trout and no holdovers.  This was a relatively expensive experimental stocking program that appears to support low angler use and low returns of stocked trout.
Moosehorn Stream
Bucksport
Hancock
Brook Trout
2011
Located at Route 46 crossing, stocking at this site is being discontinued due to the lack of use and returns to the anglers, due largely to the loss of public access to the stream.
Cider Mill Pond
North Berwick
York
Brook Trout
2011
Reported low use and poor angler returns; suspected heavy predation by pickerel.
Nonesuch River
Scarborough
York
Brook Trout & Brown Trout
2011
Stocking at the Broad Turn Road crossing is cancelled due to loss of public access (property posting). Other sites on the river continue to be stocked.
South River
Parsonsfield
York
Brook Trout
2011
Cancelled 1 of 2 stocking sites due to a border barricade and lack of vehicle access. The other site was last stocked in the spring of '09.
Hancock Brook
Hiram
Oxford
Brook Trout
2011 Cancelled 1 (Wards Road) of 2 stocking sites due to property posting (no public access) in the spring of '09. This site was removed from future allocations.

 

The State has initiated a new fish stocking program on the following waters:

 

Major Stocking Program Changes

Water

Town
County
Species

 

Date
Reason for Change
Fish River (below Fish River Falls) Fort Kent Aroostook Landlocked salmon 2013 New program that underwent IFW peer review. Coupled with a pending fishing rule proposal, large fall yearling salmon will be stocked to create a fall/winter riverine fishing opportunity in northern Maine, where none currently exists.
Scopan Stream Masardis Aroostook Landlocked salmon 2013 New program that underwent IFW peer review. Coupled with a pending fishing rule proposal, large fall yearling salmon will be stocked to create a fall/winter riverine fishing opportunity in northern Maine, where none currently exists.
Goose River Camden Knox Brown trout
2013
Diversify fishing opportunity in a heavily fished section of Knox County.
Pemaquid River Bristol Lincoln Brown Trout
2013
Diversify fishing opportunity in a heavily fished section of Lincoln County.
Lower Springy Pond Otis Hancock Brook trout
2012
Large fall yearling brook trout will replace spring yearling salmon to enhance fishery performance and increase returns to anglers.
Norse Pond Cutler Washington Brook Trout
2012
New Program that underwent IFW peer review. Purpose is to create a new, hike-in brook trout fishing opportunity in a section of Washington County where few presently exist.
Pleasant River Columbia Washington Brook Trout
2012
At Artie's Bridge off the Tibbettstown Road, The Pleasant River Fish & Game Club is requesting to resume the spring stocking of brook trout into the Pleasant River for their "Hooked on Fishing, Not on Drugs" kids only fishing derby to be held on May 19th. This event was last held in the spring of 2005 and was a huge success for area children.
Shin Pond (Upper) Mount Chase
Penobscot
Landlocked Salmon
2012
Wild salmon population was decimated by an illegal smallmouth bass introduction in early 1990's. Interest in a salmon stocking program has grown in recent years, and we would like to provide additional opportunity for cold-water angling in this geographic area. This stocking program is being initiated based on angler requests and comments. This proposal has undergone IF&W peer review.
Bog Lake Northfield
Washington
Landlocked salmon
2011
Public access was restored, allowing resumption of a salmon stocking program.
Indian Pond
Lexington
Somerset
Brook Trout
2011
New program that underwent IFW peer review. Purpose is to create an ice fishing opportunity for brook trout in close proximity to the Town of Kingfield.
Little (Horseshoe) Pond
Franklin
Hancock
Brook Trout
2011
This proposal has undergone IF&W peer review. This stocking program is being initiated to create a trophy brook trout fishery in a remote pond. An earlier effort to stock wild trout collected from the outlet stream failed. Occasional stockings of wild-strain hatchery trout will now be used to support this fishery.
Coffee Pond
Casco
Cumberland
Splake
2011

Reinitiate a splake stocking program in an attempt to provide further angler opportunity at Coffee Pond after the brook trout stocking program was cancelled due to poor results. This proposal has undergone IF&W peer review.

Upper Lead Mountain Pond
T28MD
Hancock
Landlocked salmon
2011

Reinitiate a landlocked salmon program in an attempt to provide further angler opportunity at Upper Lead Mountain Pond. This stocking program is being initiated based on angler comments and feedback. This proposal has undergone IF&W peer review.

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