Lums Pond Fishing

If you enjoy pond fishing, Lums Pond is the location for you. Offering the largest freshwater pond in Delaware, here you’ll find largemouth bass, black crappie, white crappie, bluegill, pumpkinseed sunfish, white perch and yellow perch. You may even land yourself one of the many striped bass that are stocked here periodically. Lum’s pond offers six miles of shoreline and several great fishing spots that you can access from the bank. And if you want to venture out onto the pond, you’ll find a boat launch on the pond’s far-south portion. Just be aware that the ramp can be a difficult spot to launch larger boats due to its shallow taper.

Lums Pond is a top-rated fishing destination, but catching fish can be challenging as fish have become wise to the various techniques used by anglers.

Largemouth bass are found throughout Lums pond but tend to congregate east of the boat ramp in there area where there are numerous stumps submerged under the water. The Division of Fish & Wildlife (DNREC) stocks golden shiner, which the bass love to eat. Lures and bait should mimic this natural food source.

Bluegill, crappie, and white perch are found in the pond but in smaller numbers, and they are most likely to be under 6 inches long. Crappie are most prevalent in the eastern arm of the pond where deadfalls occur. Yellow Perch are most prevalent in upstream areas. Pumpkinseed sunfish can be found near shorelines. The striped bass hybrid is found in the deeper areas of the pond during warmer temperatures. Brown bullheads hang out in deeper areas near the bottom of the pond. If you happen to catch the invasive flathead catfish, do not release it, and notify DNREC.

Lums Pond Fish:

Lums Pond boat ramps:

The following boat ramps provide access to Lums Pond.

Lums Pond State Park
Bear, DE