For a fantastic day of freshwater fishing, launch your boat into Big Sandy Pond (also known as simply “Sandy Pond”). Trailered boats can access the pond at this concrete ramp on the pond’s southeast shore. If you prefer to fish from a kayak, you can also launch paddlecraft from this point.
Unlike some other local ponds, Big Sandy Pond is crystal clear with very little vegetation to tangle your line in. The pond’s average depth is 19 feet, with a maximum depth of 37 feet. The state stocks the pond each spring and fall with three different species of trout: brook, brown, and rainbow.
Habitats & Wildlife
Big Sandy Pond is a natural “kettle hole”: a depression formed by retreating glaciers tens of thousands of years ago. Today, the pond’s two miles of sandy shoreline are mostly lined with cottages.
In addition to the state-stocked trout, other popular freshwater species are abundant here, including yellow perch, largemouth bass, and smallmouth bass. Keep an eye out for ducks, geese, and fish-eating species feasting on the pond’s plentiful supply!
The Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife (DFW) is responsible for the conservation – including restoration, protection, and management – of fish and wildlife resources for the benefit and enjoyment of the public.