Russett Pond


Getting 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 a popular fishing destination. 

Type of launch: Dirt

Type of carry: A narrow path on a steep downhill

Type of cater: Well sheltered, calm, no motorboats


Shoreline fishing:

Very limited, with searching around for a clear area.

Boat access:

Use the carry down from Lincoln Pond Road. Bass are 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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