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Penny Pond

Penny Pond is a great choice for anglers who wish to escape the commotion of suburbia. Located deep inside Hubbard County Park, this pond has a secluded feel and natural beauty that sets it apart from many other fishing spots on Long Island. A hand carry launching area provides access for car top boats or canoes. Scenic footpaths skirt the edges of the pond providing shoreline fishing opportunities.

Physical Features:

Elevation: 20 feet
Area: 13 acres
Shoreline Length: 0.6 miles
Length: 0.2 miles
Town: Hampton Bays

Access:

Suffolk County, Hand-Carry Boats, Shoreline Access, Suffolk County Green Key (link leaves DEC's website) required.

Penny pond is located on the north side of Flanders Road (Rt 24). Anglers will need an access key for the pond, which can be obtained from the Sears Bellows County Park office on Bellows Pond Road. A map of the trails and roads throughout the park can be found at the main office.

Directions: Take exit 65 North from Sunrise Highway to Route 24, left on Bellows Pond Road, entrance half mile ahead.

Fish Species:

Naturally Reproducing:

  • Largemouth Bass
  • Chain Pickerel
  • Bluegill
  • Pumpkinseed
  • Yellow Perch
  • Brown Bullhead

Fishing:

Anglers who visit Penny Pond to target largemouth bass will find that bass ranging from 12 to 15 inches are quite common, with some larger bass up to 20 inches present. Chain pickerel may also be caught when targeting bass. When targeting bass and pickerel, consider using a frog imitation in and around structure such as the lily pads and overhanging trees found along the shoreline. Using small jigs or worms beneath a bobber may also provide an opportunity to land some yellow perch.

Regulations:

The New York Fishing Regulations website has the Special fishing regulations that apply (link leaves DEC's website).

Special park regulations apply. Call (631) 852-8290 for more information.

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.