Fox Pond

Franklin, Maine

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This small, 77-acre pond is set in one of Downeast Maine’s most scenic areas. It is a great spot to fish from shore, since one side of the pond is entirely bounded by Maine Route 182. If you are visiting any of the other sites in Downeast Maine, you might want to set aside a few hours to visit this beautiful spot as well. Special fishing regulations are a two-fish bag limit on trout and an artificials-only, no-kill season from October 1 through October 31. Fox Pond is overlooked by most anglers because it is so small, yet it receives annual stockings of brook and brown trout. If you spend much time here, you can expect to catch some carry-over fish. The water remains fairly cool even in summer. As you drive by the pond, it is not unusual to see dozens of trout rising, a temptation to stop and have a go at them. Maine Route 182 bounds the entire north side of the pond, allowing anglers to fish from any point on its rocky shores. This is a great spot to take children on their first trout-fishing trip because it is so easily fished and they will have a reasonable chance of catching something. An earthworm, fished on the bottom, is the easiest way to get a child tied onto a trout. Campgrounds are located in Orland, East Orland, Ellsworth, and East Sullivan. Key Species: brown trout, brook trout.
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Fishing Maine

by Tom Seymour (Falcon Guides)

This small, 77-acre pond is set in one of Downeast Maine’s most scenic areas. It is a great spot to fish from shore, since one side of the pond is entirely bounded by Maine Route 182. If you are visiting any of the other sites in Downeast Maine, you might want to set aside a few hours to visit this beautiful spot as well. Special fishing regulations are a two-fish bag limit on trout and an artificials-only, no-kill season from October 1 through October 31. Fox Pond is overlooked by most anglers because it is so small, yet it receives annual stockings of brook and brown trout.

If you spend much time here, you can expect to catch some carry-over fish. The water remains fairly cool even in summer. As you drive by the pond, it is not unusual to see dozens of trout rising, a temptation to stop and have a go at them. Maine Route 182 bounds the entire north side of the pond, allowing anglers to fish from any point on its rocky shores. This is a great spot to take children on their first trout-fishing trip because it is so easily fished and they will have a reasonable chance of catching something. An earthworm, fished on the bottom, is the easiest way to get a child tied onto a trout. Campgrounds are located in Orland, East Orland, Ellsworth, and East Sullivan. Key Species: brown trout, brook trout.

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Activity Type: Fishing
Nearby City: Franklin
Duration: Best Way to Fish: canoe, bank
Season & Limits: Best May through September
Local Contacts: Maine Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife
Local Maps: DeLorme Maine Atlas & Gazetteer
Driving Directions: Directions to Fox Pond

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6/5/2008
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Trout on the fly were possible in the evenings after the hatches occured. Small but hefty brookies



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