If you’re looking for something a bit smaller, head to Derby Pond. This 23-acre lake is located in Kent County and offers fishermen the opportunity to catch bluegill, brown bullhead, largemouth bass, American eel, chain pickerel, sunbeam and yellow perch. In fact, over the years, the largemouth bass and bluegill population has ramped up quite a bit.
Derby Pond has excellent shoreline and boat fishing. The most popular techniques here are drift fishing, trolling, still fishing, fly fishing and bait casting. Launch your watercraft from the boat ramp and head toward the cliffs, steep shore banks, inlets, outlets, and gradual shores for great fishing opportunities.
The maximum depth of Derby Pond is 6 feet. The pond’s center is an excellent place to catch crappie and yellow perch. Bluegill hang out in areas along the shoreline in the summer and around the islands in the spring and fall. Spatterdock beds and algae growth are prevalent in Derby Pond, and these provide shelter for many species of fish, including bass. When you locate these vegetation areas, cast your line. The daily bag limit for bass is 6, which must be 12 inches or longer. Although not as common, you might also snag a catfish, brown bullhead, or crappie.
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Derby Pond boat ramps:
The following boat ramps provide access to Derby Pond.