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Southards Pond, Babylon

Fishing Information

Southards Pond is part of the Carll's River system located in a Babylon Town Park. It contains the usual Long Island assortment of resident warmwater species (see list below) and, in addition, it is stocked with trout to provide a seasonal fishing opportunities in the cooler months. Southards Pond regularly yields large yellow perch to early season anglers.

Thanks to the undeveloped parkland surrounding the pond, it is a scenic refuge. Wading is easy on the south end of the pond but can be treacherous on the north end due to the soft bottom.

Physical Features:

Area: 19 acres
Maximum depth: 5 feet

Species Present (naturally reproducing):

Chain Pickerel
Largemouth Bass
Brown Bullhead
Yellow Perch

Species Present (stocked):

Brown Trout
Rainbow Trout
Suffolk County stocking information

Fishing Regulations:

Special fishing regulations apply (leaving DEC website to official Fishing Regulations Guide vendor website).

Public Access:

Babylon Village, Shoreline access. Access is via many dirt footpaths located around the perimeter of the pond. Wading is permitted. The south shoreline offers the easiest access.

Directions: Southards Pond lies just south of Sunrise Highway (Rt. 27) in Babylon.

Restrictions: Boats are prohibited, but shoreline access is available. Park is closed dusk to dawn.

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.