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Mill Pond, Sayville

Mill Pond is a small shallow pond located in Sayville just north of Montauk Highway and immediately east of Mill Pond Road.

Physical Features:

Elevation: 10 feet
Area: 6 acres
Shoreline Length: 0.5 miles
Maximum depth: 3 feet
Town: Islip

Access:

Informal

Directions: Mill Pond is on the north side of Montauk Highway in Sayville, just east of the Long Island Railroad (LIRR) overpass and immediately west of Mill Pond Rd.

Restrictions: Hand launched boats are allowed; shoreline access is available but limited. No left turn onto Montauk Hwy from Mill Pond Road.

Fish Species:

Naturally reproducing - Largemouth Bass, Sunfish

Stocked - Rainbow Trout

Fishing:

DEC hatchery trout are stocked in the spring and fall and provide a seasonal fishing opportunity. The pond also contains largemouth bass and sunfish year round, but these populations seldom produce high quality fishing. By late spring, the growth of aquatic plants in Mill Pond render fishing difficult and necessitates the use of weedless lures (PDF) (* 174 KB)

Regulations:

Special fishing regulations apply (leaving DEC website to official Fishing Regulations Guide vendor website).

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.