Rudd Pond is located in the northeast part of Dutchess County just north of Millerton. Rudd Pond has great access and is surrounded by state park land. Reports have always been good for catching largemouth bass, chain pickerel and panfish.
Elevation: 787 feet
Surface Area: 64 acres
Shore Length: 1.9 miles
Max Depth: 14 feet
Mean Depth: 5.9 feet
Access is provided by the Taconic State Park and Recreation Commission. A permit is required from park manager. Located off Rte 62. 2 miles north of Millerton. Parking available for 10 cars. No gas motors allowed.
Rudd Pond Contour Map PDF (186 kB)
Rudd Pond has great habitat for both largemouth bass and chain pickerel. Anglers report of having a lot of success catching both species using spinnerbaits and soft plastic minnow imitations on top of the weed beds. Also try using weedless jigs and texas-rigged worms in the 10-14' range during the day light hours. Rudd pond also has a good panfish population, including bluegills, black crappie, and yellow perch. Fishing with a bobber and nightcrawler/minnow in 6-8' of water will produce a lot of strikes.