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Ashland Pond
Name: Ashland Pond
County: New London
Acreage: -
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Species: Largemouth Bass
Pumpkinseed
Northern Pike
Location Details: Most of the shoreline around the pond is privately owned, but there is a small "unimproved" boat launch on Norman Road.
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User Discussion:
coxswain
Cool place. The little creek section east of the Norman Road unimproved launch is really quiet and peaceful -- lots of wildlife and some good fishing holes -- weeds, grass, downed trees, etc. A lot to maneuver your boat around though.

Tried a lot of different tactics on July 31 early morning, and got a few LMB in the 1-2 lb range on a Rapala minnow. A blue/black lizard Texas-rigged got a couple strikes but didn't manage a hookset on those.
08/01/13 01:17 PM

angryjohn
Fished the main lake for the first time today, and i did ok but the river section is much better. Two people on jet ski's were all over the place and making plenty of noise. The shores are shallow, and the lake overall is not so deep. Blue black worms were the color of the day with watermelon was taking a few hits but not closing the deal. The lake is great for a paddle and has some great shore. This place would be great in the spring before the weeds take over.
09/02/12 10:37 PM

nwdarkcloud
Its a good looking place John but its a trek no matter how I map it out ....best shot is straight down rt2 but that means messing with Hartford I hate running through there with the trailer on
08/10/12 01:47 PM

angryjohn
this pond is great on good days. I have yet to get into the main pond but the small river section is wonderful. Make sure to bring some jigs.
08/10/12 11:47 AM

pramsey
I'm really beginning to like Ashland Pond for bass. I've been upstream and down stream from Norman Rd and hooked up 3 LMB between 16 and 22 inches. Still looking for pike though.


08/04/12 12:59 PM

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Last comment was on 08/01/13 01:17 PM by coxswain
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Last review was on 08/10/12 11:48 AM by angryjohn

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I can vouch for N-Pike in Ashland Pond! 34 incher
Added by: pramsey
Avg. Rating: 5
# of Ratings: 1
# of Comments: 4

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Norman Rd Launch Norman Rd Launch
Close up of launch point
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   Norman Rd Norman Rd
East end of Ashland Pond looking north along the road. Unimproved launch.
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Longitude/Latitude: -71.968989372254, 41.610525213389
Baits, Lures, & Flies: The following baits, lures, and flies are popular near this location.
Casting & Trolling Spoon;22:
i was using a 1.5 inch eppinger spoon in orange with black dots.
Crankbait:
THE Matzuo
3 yellow perch, one bluegill,
Rapala segmented shad
rapalla balsa floating minnow
rapalla balsa floating minnow w/berkely extruded night crawler added
rapalla balsa floating minnow
4" jerkbait silver-black back
Stick Bait:
Rapala slash bait
Lipless Bait:
Spinnerbait / Buzzbait:
In-Line Spinner:
Thomas Spinner
Thomas spinner
mepps #4 silver and white trailer
Jigging Spoon:
Thomas's Little Tiger (I think)
Worm:
tried the 5" green pumpkin worm today, vise my regular watermelon and it worked well.
landed the 2.10 on a 5 inch worm lost the monster while swimming a jig
5" yum dinger

wacky rigged 5" worm
Nearby Trips: The following trips are within 5 miles of here.
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Good day on the river by angryjohn
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One fish only day by angryjohn
Evening at taftville pond by angryjohn
pike!!!!! by paulychokabitch
pike sunday by paulychokabitch
Quinebaug River by angryjohn
quinbog float by angryjohn
Nearby Locations:The following locations are within 5 miles of here.
Hopeville Pond
Pachaug Pond
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Last Edited By:pramsey on 10/21/12 07:46 PM
Originally Created By:pramsey on 06/24/12 08:52 PM

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