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Sears Pond

Sears pond is one of several water bodies found in Sears Bellows County Park (leaving DEC website). Situated deep inside the park, anglers will appreciate the seclusion and natural beauty of the wooded shoreline surrounding this pond. During summer months the majority of the pond has dense aquatic vegetation including lily pads which may hold large fish.

Physical Features:

Elevation: 20 feet
Area: 15 acres
Shoreline Length: 0.90 miles
Length: 0.25 miles
Town: Hampton Bays

Access:

Sears Bellows County Park. Access to Sears Pond is granted from the Sear Bellows County Park office. Anglers will need to stop by the office and pick up a key which unlocks the gate blocking the road which leads to the pond. A map of the trails and roads in the park can found in the park office.

Directions: Take exit 65 North from Sunrise Highway to Route 24, make a left on Bellows Pond Road, the entrance is a half mile ahead. Request a map and key from the park office.

Restrictions: Hand launch only, shoreline access, Suffolk County Green Key required.

Fish Species:

Largemouth Bass, Chain Pickerel, Bluegill

Fishing:

Anglers target largemouth bass and chain pickerel. Largemouth bass ranging from 10-12 inches are quite common with some reported up to 20 inches. For both bass and pickerel, try using spinner-baits, or soft plastic baits near dense vegetation around the shoreline. For anglers seeking a more challenging catch, consider fly fishing using a dragonfly presentation.

Regulations:

Special park regulations apply. Call (631) 852-8290

Health Advice on Eating Fish You Catch:

Visit NYS Department of Health website (link leaves DEC's website) for health advice on eating fish you catch. Scroll to the bottom of the page for Long Island freshwater waterbodies.