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Lower Twin Pond, Wantagh

Fishing Information

Lower Twin Pond is the best pickerel lake in Nassau County. The patient angler will have a chance at pickerel over 24 inches. There is also a plentiful sunfish population to keep the action up if the pickerel are not biting. There are a few nice bass in the pond, but the density is low by Nassau County standards. There are a few large carp to make things interesting. If you are going to fish the pond, be prepared for weeds. Lower Twin Pond is loaded with submergent and floating aquatic plants.

Physical Features:

Area: 10 acres
Maximum depth: 5 feet

Species Present (naturally reproducing):

Largemouth Bass
Chain Pickerel
Bluegill
Pumpkinseed
Black Crappie
Carp
Brown Bullhead
American Eel

Fishing Regulations:

Special regulations exist.

Public Access:

Access is through a Town of Hempstead Preserve.

Directions: Lower Twin Pond is located immediately west of the Wantagh State Parkway just north of Sunrise Highway. Take the Wantagh State Parkway south to Exit W5 (Sunrise Highway) west. At the first traffic light make a right onto Old Mill Road. Go past one stop sign and make a right onto Park Avenue. Park on the south side of the road. Lower Twin Pond is south of Park Avenue.

Restrictions: Boats are prohibited, but shoreline access is available.

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.