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Long Pond

Long Pond is a small, shallow lake located in Chenango County near the Hamlet of Smithville Flats. Long Pond is part of the 3,250 acre Long Pond State Forest area. A former state record, 29 lbs. 3 oz., tiger musky was caught through the ice here in 1983.

Physical Features:

Elevation: 1200 feet
Area: 114 acres
Shoreline Length: 3.5 miles
Length: 1.13 miles
Maximum Depth: 15 feet
Town: Smithville

Aquatic Plant Life:

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Very abundant rooted aquatic vegetation throughout the pond with most of the pond being vegetated except a narrow channel in the middle of the pond.


Off Route 41, 3 miles northwest of the Hamlet of Smithville Flats. Concrete Ramp. Parking for 10 cars and trailers. 25 horsepower motor restriction.

Fish Species:

Chain pickerel, tiger musky, largemouth bass, black crappie, pumpkinseed sunfish, bluegill, and yellow perch.


Long Pond is a very popular ice fishing location for chain pickerel and panfish. Largemouth bass are abundant but tend to be on the small side, however, a few fish in the 20-inch range are caught each year. Weedless lures are recommended as the pond is heavily vegetated.


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

Fisheries Management:

Long pond is stocked annually with approximately 350 tiger musky.