Key Species: brook trout Best Way to Fish: canoe, shore Best Time to Fish: May through September MAG: 16, B-4
Description: Bubble Pond is a small, coldwater pond that receives annual stockings of brook trout. Maximum depth is 39 feet, in the middle of the pond. Shoreline depths run from 5 to 15 feet. There is no launch site at Bubble Pond, but you can easily carry a canoe the short distance from the parking area to the water. This site has a minimum length limit of 8 inches and a 2-fish daily limit on brook trout.
Bubble Pond is easily fished from shore, as well. One of Acadia’s famous carriage roads bounds the entire western side of the pond. This easy access makes Bubble Pond a great family destination.
Fishing index: Brook trout are the only fish in Bubble Pond. Water temperatures stay on the cool side, even in summer, because this little gem of a pond is situated between two mountains, Cadillac to the north and Pemetic to the south. The cool temperatures mean that brook trout can be in a biting mood almost any month of the open water season.
Worms are a common bait but fly tackle can be effective, especially in early morning and evening. Caddis flies, small bucktails, and colorful attractor patterns will take trout here.
Directions: From Maine Route 3 in Bar Harbor, take the Park Loop Road to the intersection with the one-way road. Instead of turning left on the one-way road, continue straight for about 2 miles and look for a parking lot on the left, at the north end of Bubble Pond.
For more information: Call the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife in Bangor, or Acadia National Park.