Richmond Pond is located in the Berkshires in the town of Richmond. Although the Richmond Pond shoreline is saturated with private residences as well as two summer camps, the public boat ramp which is located on Town Beach Road is an excellent location for public access. The 218 acre raised great pond has a maximum depth of 53 feet and can be fished from the shore as well as by boat.
Species Of Fish Found In Richmond Pond
Richmond Pond was surveyed in 1978 by the Massachusetts Department of Fisheries & Wildlife at which time the the following species of fish were present in Richmond Pond;
- Yellow Perch
- Chain Pickerel
- Largemouth Bass
- Golden Shiner
- Rock Bass
- Brown Bullhead
- Black Crappie
- White Sucker
- Bridled Shiner
Richmond Pond is stocked with rainbow trout, brown trout, and sometimes brook trout each spring. Most of the stocked trout found in Richmond Pond are caught within a month or so after stocking has begun. Richmond Pond is however capable of sustaining a year-round trout population and those trout which are not caught can grow to be quite large in size.
Fishing Richmond Pond From The Shore
With the exception of the trout that are stocked each spring, Richmond pond isn’t a great fishing spot if you are looking to haul in that lunker game fish. Having said that, there are plenty of panfish that can be caught from the shore (always fun for the kids) using a simple bobber rig.
When fishing in Richmond Pond for stocked trout from the shore, most local anglers will typically fish the pond bottom with either Berkley Powerbait or trout worms. Popular lures that can be used to catch trout in Richmond Pond include the Rooster Tail, Thomas Buoyant, and the Eppinger Dardevle. I have had the best luck catching trout in Richmond Pond fishing from either the boat ramp or from a culvert pipe located just past the gate on Town Beach Road.
Fishing Richmond Pond By Boat
Trolling for stocked trout in Richmond Pond is incredibly popular. Although I have never personally fished Richmond Pond by boat, it is my understanding that trolling with spinners, spoons, or streamers works the best.
Ice Fishing In Richmond Pond
Although I haven’t gone ice fishing on Richmond Pond in many years, I used to use minnow rigged tip-ups to catch bass and pickerel.