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Sears Pond

Sears pond is one of several waterbodies 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 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, Left on Bellows Pond Road, entrance half mile ahead.

Restrictions: Hand launch only, Shoreline Access, Suffolk County Green Key (link leaves DEC's website) required.

Fish Species:

Naturally Reproducing:

  • Largemouth Bass
  • Chain Pickerel
  • Bluegill


Anglers targeting largemouth bass and chain pickerel will find largemouth bass ranging from 10 to12 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.


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.