Russett Pond

Paddling

How to Get There: From the intersection of County Route 6 and 7 in Mineville, follow County Route 7 toward Elizabethtown. Continue for about 3.5 miles to a fairly large dirt pull off on the left and park here. 

Overview: From the parking area, cross the road and go over the guardrail. There is a faint pond access path located here that goes down to the pond. The pond is a wonderful spot for a short paddle and is perfect for first timers. The pond is a popular fishing population. 

Type of Launch: Dirt

Type of Carry: A narrow path on a steep downhill.

Type of Water: Well sheltered, calm, no motorboats

Fishing

Shoreline Fishing:

Very limited with searching around for a clear area, boat is best.

Boat access:

Using the carry down from Lincoln Pond Road it is much earlier to bring a canoe or kayak, but its not unreasonable to carry down a small trolling motor or a motor of 5hp or less. If you want to catch the northern pike, even though small you will need a boat for best practices. Bass are also seen in this pond and best to catch by casting toward shore and reeling back to the deep waters.

Fish Species:

Northern Pike, smallmouth bass, perch, panfish

Special Regulations:

Always Follow State fishing regulations and be sure to pick up a NYS Freshwater Fishing Guide at your local outfitters or regional NYSDEC office.

Also please refer to the state regulations and preventative measures in reagrds to Aquatic Invasive Species, boat wash facilities, and the new state law of “Clean, Drain, and Dry.”  

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