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Smith Pond, Roosevelt

Located in Roosevelt Park, Smith Pond has a strong bass/sunfish community with some nice carp and goldfish thrown in.

Physical Features:

Elevation: 20 feet
Area: 6 acres
Shoreline Length: 0.43 miles
Maximum depth: 5 feet
Town: Hempstead

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.

Fish Species:

  • Largemouth Bass
  • Bluegill
  • Pumpkinseed
  • Carp
  • Goldfish
  • American Eel
  • Brown Bullhead

Fishing:

Bass are plentiful, but their growth is stunted. Most bass caught here are less than 12 inches long. Likewise, pumpkinseed sunfish very abundant, but are almost always less than six inches long. For larger fish, try targeting carp near the edges water lily and spatterdock mats. Be sure to use heavy line to avoid losing fish to the weeds.

Regulations:

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