BATTERSON PARK POND, Farmington (140 acres) waleye lake Species: (CB YP WP S LMB WA) Season: Open 6:00 am 3rd Saturday April-October 31. Other: Only electric motors allowed.Year round Directions: I-84, Exit 37, south onto Fienemann Road, left onto Alexander Road, launch on left. Docks: None Toilets: None Parking Spaces: 25 Parking Surface: Gravel Access Road Surface: Paved Ramp Surface: Paved ADA Accessible: No Boat Launch and shoreline fishing.Batterson Park Pond is located in Farmington and New Britain although it is owned by the City of Hartford. The eastern side of the pond is residentially developed behind an old railroad bed and patchy tree buffer. A state-leased boat launch is located at the south end of the pond; gas motors are prohibited. The 140-acre Batterson Park Pond supports abundant populations of nine aquatic plant species, including three invasives.
I could see how fishing from shore could be tough, but fishing the outside weedline from a boat is pretty good at Batterson. There's a great variety of fish there. I usually catch walleye, yellow perch, largemouth bass, white perch, sunnies and rock bass there, but have also seen carp and eels pulled from the water.
It is a shame that this pond cannot be ice fished during the Winter. Too many springs and soft spots.I grew uo fishing it and riding my bike around it other than the large beach sight. If I had a boat I would love to fish off that beach and the old YMCA beach. Lots of sand for spawning. The inlet is also good on the West side in the Spring. The water is warmer. I have caught many fine yellow perch and bass there. LOL with the Walleyes.
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