|16.25 in Brook Trout
Compared to a majority of the southern and central Maine lakes and ponds, Alligator Lake is remote. While not uncommon to see individuals fishing here, care should be taken to make very sure you have an “escape” plan should an accident occur or a vehicle become stuck or not start. Access to Alligator Lake is possible via several different logging roads, the most direct access being a 5-mile stretch of the 29-00-0 road branching off Route 9 - The Airline. (For more information see Maine Atlas and Gazetteer map 24 A-4 and 34 E-4) The drive in is done on what can best be described as “the kind of road where a man could make a good living collecting beer cans” so use extreme caution during all seasons. Additionally, logging truck will pay you VERY little mind and barrel along these narrow thoroughfares at sphincter tightening speeds. In the winter, things get a little bit dicier as logging operations “typically” keep roads plowed and steep hillsides sanded BUT this can’t be depended upon. If you get stuck, help could be a long time finding you so plan accordingly.
|Matt and Brian
Rainbow smelts in the 3 inch range seem to be the ticket here, though I would be tempted to try worms. In total, three fish for the day, including a small yellow perch, chub and an impressive 16.25-inch brook trout. Several other flags were sprung with no fish.
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