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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: 1,200 feet
Area: 114 acres
Length: 1.13 miles
Maximum Depth: 15 feet

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.

Public Access Sites

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.

General Fishing Information

Chain pickerel, largemouth bass and tiger musky are the main gamefish found in the pond. Black crappie, yellow perch, bluegill and pumpkinseed sunfish can also be found in the pond. Long Pond is a very popular ice fishing location.

Fisheries Management

Long pond is stocked annually with approximately 350 tiger musky. Statewide fishing regulations apply.