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South Colwell Pond

Physical Features:

Elevation: 246 feet
Area: 102 acres
Shoreline Length: 2.2 miles
Max Depth: 8 feet
Mean Depth: 4.5 feet
Town: Ellisburg


DEC beach launch site off Route 3 on Montario Point Road.

Fish Species:

Yellow Perch, Largemouth Bass, Bluegill, Pumpkinseed, Northern Pike


South Colwell Pond is located on Lakeview Wildlife Management Area. Ice fishing and early spring fishing for panfish is usually most productive. Dense aquatic vegetation may be a problem later in the season. Depending on lake currents, South Colwell Pond may be directly connected to Lake Ontario by a channel through the barrier beach. When the channel is open, Lake Ontario would be accessible to small boats.

Ice Fishing:

Ice fishing is permitted on South Colwell Pond.


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

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