Blueback Trout Lake Fishing
Lake or Pond fishing is about the only place that you are about to find Blueback Trout.
While they can be found in rivers and streams feeding their lakes and ponds, you are best to stick to their lakes and ponds due to their rarity in order to increase their odds.
Comprehensive List Lakes and Ponds
Trying to find a comprehensive list of lakes and ponds is one thing, finding an accurate one is another. The reason for this difficulty is due to several reasons. One is that Blueback Trout are very rare so fish stories abound much more than academic literature.
There is also the introduction of Atlantic Salmon and other fish species that have eradicated Blueback Trout from their native range and much of the research was written before the introduction of salmon and other species.
And of course, due to the limited numbers of Blueback Trout, there is little research done and so many small lakes and rivers to catalogue and with number so small, finding populations of Blueback Trout in any given lake is difficult.
Populations are often identified by anglers fishing in a given lake and then reporting the trout to a local university or college for identification. As you can imagine, this results in a lot of fish stories and very little fact.
Top Blueback Ponds and Rivers
Before getting into research we found from academic sources, we will present a list of lakes that came from real anglers that were verified at catching Blueback Trout.
This includes Wadleigh Pond, Deboile Pond, Main Public Reservoir Land in T15 R9 Wels, upper and lower south branch ponds in BSP and Bald Mountain Pond.
Native Range (including Sunapee Trout)
As of 1965, it was reported that the Blueback Trout was native to the following lakes and ponds: In New Hampshire, they could be found in Sunapee Lake and Big Dan Pond; in Vermont in Averill Pond and in main they could be found in Floods Pond, Black Lake, Deboullie Lake, Gardner Lake, Purshineer pond, Big Reed Pond, Rainbow Lake and Wadleigh Pond.
However, as mentioned before, some of these lakes and ponds have seen Blueback Trout irradiated due to the introduction of salmon and other foreign fish species. As we continue our research, we will update this information.