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Last Updated: 4/2016
 Fishing
      This is a warm water fishery. Survey data indicates a good population of largemouth bass and chain pickerel present, but smallmouth bass numbers are inconsistent. One obvious problem here is an overabundant, stunted white perch population. No significant fisheries management can be considered, however, until improvement of access for the general public is secured. Meanwhile, ice fishing seems to be the best bet for the out-of-town angler, and some good catches of largemouth bass and yellow perch have been reported.

Description

      Located in the Town of Harvard about one mile south of the center, this pond supports a diverse fish population. Unfortunately, the shoreline is highly developed with private cottages and year-round homes, severely restricting access for the general public.
STATISTICS
Skill Level:  Class 1 - Flat water
Estimated Time:    2 hour
Distance around lake: 6.0 miles

Nearest Address:  
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Position: 42-29.66 N 71-35.36 W
USGS Map: Hudson, MA
Access:
Town-owned access site located on the northeast shore is in excellent condition with parking available for about 10 cars. However, this access is closed to all but Harvard residents during the beach season.

Physical Features:
  • Area:                311 acres
  • Max depth:        20 feet
  • Average Depth:  5 feet
  • Transparency:       feet
  • Terrain Type:  Summer and Year Round Homes
Fish Population
  • Last survey 1981
  • 10 species : iincluding: white perch, yellow perch, pumpkinseeds, bluegills, largemouth bass, brown bullheads, chain pickerel, black crappies, smallmouth bass and golden shiners.

Put-In/Take-Out Directions ( 2.2 miles, 5 minutes):
From Exit 38A off Route 2 - 110 West/111 South toward Harvard/Worcester

  1. Head south on Route 111.
  2. Pass through the middle of Harvard.
  3. At mile 2.0, just past the Hildreth Elementary School on your left, turn right onto Pond Road.
  4. ​Follow the road to the end where the town beach and boat ramp are.
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State Pond Map