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Lost Pond

Physical Features

Elevation: 643 feet
Area: 1 acre
Shoreline Length: 0.1 miles
Town: Mendon

Access:

Shoreline access within Monroe County's Mendon Ponds Park, located on NYS Route 65.

Fish Species:

Northern Pike, Chain Pickerel, Brown Bullhead, Rock Bass, Pumpkinseed, Bluegill, Largemouth Bass, Black Crappie, Yellow Perch.

Fishing:

Largemouth bass, chain pickerel, brown bullhead, sunfish, and yellow perch can be caught during the open water season. A spinnerbait or stickbait, like a rapala, works well in shallow weedy water for the gamefish. For the panfish try worms fished under a bobber or small plastic tube baits or twister tails. There is sunfish and yellow perch fishing through the ice when safe ice develops.

Aquatic Vegetation:

This pond is a unique glacially formed pond. Lost Pond has fairly steep sided, rocky shorelines which limit aquatic vegetation to shallow areas near the shoreline that contain a rich mixture of native aquatic plants.

Regulations:

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