Department of Environmental Conservation

D E C banner

Oyster Bay Mill Pond

Fishing Information

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

Physical Features:

Area: 20 acres
Maximum depth: 5 feet

Species Present (naturally reproducing):

Largemouth Bass
Brown Bullhead
American Eel

Species Present (stocked):

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

Fishing Regulations:

Special fishing regulations exist.

Public Access:

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.

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.