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Basswood Pond

Physical Features:

Elevation: 1,758 feet
Area: 15.6 acres
Shoreline Length: 0.5 miles
Length: 0.22 miles
Max Depth: 15 feet
Mean Depth: N/A
Town: Burlington

Aquatic Vegetation:

Abundant rooted aquatic vegetation.

Access:

Located in Basswood State Forest on Conservation Road. Small park and fishing dock on south west corner of pond.

Fish Species:

Rainbow Trout, Brown Trout, Goldfish, Golden Shiner, Bluntnose Minnow, Fathead Minnow, Brown Bullhead, Pumpkinseed, Largemouth Bass

Fishing:

Basswood Pond is most popular for its trout fishing. The pond has been reclaimed numerous times due to illegal stocking of non-trout species. Since the last reclamation, the pond is managed for both warm and cold water species. Annually stocked with approximately 350 brown trout 8-15" in length and 100 rainbow trout 8-10" in length.

Ice Fishing:

Prohibited.

Regulations:

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


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