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Last Updated: 4/2017
 Fishing
      Over the years, Eddy Pond has been known to occasionally yield a lunker largemouth bass. Fishing becomes difficult by late spring and summer after the weeds are in "full bloom.” Best fishing should be in early spring for bass and pickerel. Weedless hooks are almost a must. Ice-fishing for yellow perch should also be productive. Some good catches of black crappie (“calicos”) are also reported by ice fishermen.

Description
      Much of the pond is extremely shallow. Approximately 60% of the pond (the southern half) is covered with dense beds of aquatic plants such as water lily, cow lily, pond weed, milfoil, pickerelweed and sedges. Depth seldom exceeds two feet in this area and is commonly less than one foot. This area also contains above surface and below surface tree stumps, making boat navigation extremely difficult. The northern half of the pond is deeper (maximum depth 15 feet) but it is often choked with the dense growth of water milfoil. Shoreline development is fairly limited at Eddy Pond, although there are several houses, cottages and a trailer park along portions of the north end. Most of the remaining shoreline is undeveloped. Along the east shore
where Route 395 cuts across the pond, a fence prevents fishing directly from the highway.

Consider paddling this pond early (March, April) in the year to avoid much of the weeds!
STATISTICS
Skill Level:  Class 1 - Flat water
Estimated Time:    1 hour
Total Distance:      3.2 miles
Nearest Address:  
178 South S, Auburn, MA 01501
Position:  42-10.74 N 71-50.49 W
USGS Map: Worcester South, MA
Access:
A benefit of the Route 395 highway project was the construction (by the Department of Public Works) of a paved
boat launching ramp and parking area. The ramp and lot are open to the public and are located at the end of a short road off South Street.
Physical Features:
  • Area:                138 acres or
                      99 acres - MA Year 2012 Integrated List of Waters 
  • Max depth:         15 feet
  • Average Depth:  2 feet
  • Transparency:    2 feet
  • Terrain Type:   Wooded, Wetlands, Interstate Highway, homes.
Fish Population
  • Last survey 2001
  • 8 species:   Gamefish present include largemouth bass and chain pickerel. The panfish complex consists of yellow perch, black crappie, bluegills, pumpkinseeds also brown bullheads and Golden shiners were found.

Put-In/Take-Out Directions ( 2.5 miles, 4 minutes):
From Exit 10 Auburn Worcester of the Massachusetts Turnpike (Rt. 90)
Keep left, follow signs for Worcester/Oxford/Route 20 East.
  1. At mile 0.5, keep right at the fork, follow signs for Interstate 395 South/Route 20 East/Norwich CT.
  2. At mile 0.7, almost immediately after getting on Interstate 395, take exit 6A to merge onto Route 20 East toward Auburn/Route140
  3. At mile 1.7, at stop light, turn right onto South Street.
  4. At mile 2.4, turn right at the boat ramp sign down the paved road.
  5. At mile 2.5, arrive at the boat ramp and parking lot.
    
State Pond Map