Alford Lake is a typical coastal Maine
lake with sufficient cold water to
support coldwater sport fish but occasionally
experiences low dissolved oxygen in the deepest
part of the lake. Annual stockings of trout are
necessary to maintain these fisheries because
spawning and nursery habitat is lacking.
Management of coldwater fish has shifted
many times over the years from landlocked salmon to
brown trout. When splake became available
through the Department's hatchery system an
experimental program began. Splake stockings
conntinued for 4 years, but because they did not
perform brown trout the stockings were
disscontinued. Currently, brown trout are stocked
annually along with spring-yearling brook trout.
The brown trout are surviving to older ages to
provide larger fish while brook trout provide
A free public boat launch facility is
located on the west shore of Alford Lake, but a
nominal fee is charged for parking a vehicle at
the local fish and game club.
Brush, ledges, treed shoreline, boulders.