This month’s secret fishing spot is Birge Pond, Bristol. Offering just about something for everyone, Birge Pond is a hidden gem located just north of Downtown Bristol. Starting in 2014, the Fisheries Division began stocking trout in the spring and Channel Catfish in late May as an expansion of our Community Fishing Waters program. These two species, stocked at a size ready for immediate harvest, augmented a diverse warmwater community of Largemouth Bass, Chain Pickerel, Bluegill, Pumpkinseed, Yellow Perch, and Calico Bass. The pond had ample parking in two different locations, with mobility-challenged access at each parking area.
There is a small car-top launch located at the southwest corner of the pond. We strongly encourage a family fishing trip to Birge Pond and be sure to carry out all that you have carried in (and a few fish as well).