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Oyster Bay Mill Pond

Oyster Bay Mill Pond is one of the few public freshwater fishing spots on the north shore of Nassau County.

Physical Features:

Area: 20 acres
Maximum depth: 5 feet


Pond is located on a United States Fish and Wildlife Preserve.

Directions: Located in the village of Oyster Bay south of West Shore Road. Park on the south side of West Shore Road east of the pond or in Roosevelt Memorial Park and walk to the pond.

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

Fish Species:

Natural reproducing - Largemouth Bass, Carp, Brown Bullhead, American Eel

Stocked - Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout. Fish are stocked in the spring and fall.


Most people fish Oyster Bay Mill Pond for the trout that are stocked in the spring and the fall. There is also a good population of largemouth bass in the lake, but they tend to be small (less than 12 inches). A few carp are present. There are also a few bullhead in the lake up to about 15 inches.


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.