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Smith Pond, Roosevelt

Fishing Information

Located in Roosevelt Park, Smith Pond has a strong bass/sunfish community with some nice carp and goldfish thrown in. Bass are plentiful, but rarely go over 15 inches in length. Likewise, pumpkinseed sunfish are plentiful, but are almost always less than six inches long. For larger fish, try to go for the carp.

Physical Features:

Area: 6 acres
Maximum depth: 5 feet

Species Present (naturally reproducing):

Largemouth Bass
American Eel

Fishing Regulations:

Special fishing regulations exist.

Public Access:

Access is through a Nassau County Park.

Directions: Smith Pond, Roosevelt, is a small pond located in Roosevelt park. The park is located north of Washington Avenue just west of the Meadowbrook Parkway. The park entrance is off Lakeside Drive.

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

Health Advisories:

American eel: Eat none.
Carp and Goldfish: Eat no more than one meal per month.