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Old 06-01-2014, 06:53 PM
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I know of some ponds that have an 18" minimum size limit if you want to take one home.
I know about the ponds and have fished a few.
Unfortunately, for me pond fishing is not my favorite by quite a bit. I'd much rather be in a stream.

Even in NH, F&G puts some big fish in ponds. Plus, there are wild trout in some of them.

Any suggestions (PM if you don't want to alert the world) for streams in NH or ME?
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Pretty cool. VT stocks 2-year-olds in a number of rivers & ponds too, usually right in and around population centers. They tend to be between 13 and 17 inches and 1.5-2.5 pounds when they go in.

I've been exploring an area where a number of these fish have found their way up a small cool-water tributary and held over at least a year. It's been a lot of fun ... they grow their fins back, get wary like native fish, eat like wild ones, and keep growing. Yesterday I landed a rainbow there that was nearly 21" and 3 pounds or so.

Wild fish are great, but when you have access to these big stockies, they can be a good time.
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