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Stissing Pond

Stissing Pond is located in Pine Plains and offers some good fishing opportunities. This pond is great for fishing out of a small rowboat, canoe or kayak. Stissing pond has good weedlines and dropoffs that gives anglers a variety of techniques to use to catch fish.

Physical Features:

Elevation: 453 feet
Area: 70 acres
Shoreline Length: 2 miles
Max Depth: 25 feet
Town: Pine Plains


Boat launch on the east shore provided by the Lions Club. Parking for 5 vehicles.
Stissing Pond Contour Map (PDF)

Fish Species:

Largemouth bass, yellow perch, bluegills.

Stissing Pond Image


The water clarity in Stissing Pond is usually clear. Anglers targeting largemouth bass have the best success using green pumpkin Senkos and Powerbait worms fished in the shallow water in the mornings and evenings. During the day the bass tend to migrate out to the deeper weeds. Try using a deep diving crankbait or weedless jig in 10-15' of water. Yellow perch and bluegills can also offer some exciting action. Try using a small jig tipped with a minnow or night crawler.


Statewide Fishing Regulations Apply

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