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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.

Access:

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.

Fishing:

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.

Regulations:

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.