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Trap Pond

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Trap Pond is a Reservoir in Sussex, Delaware.

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Trap Pond is an 88 acre pond in Laurel. A well-rounded fish population and a host of possible outdoor activities make Trap Pond a very attractive place to visit.

Fishing Description: 

While anglers may find that bass were not abundant in the most recent survey of the pond, the proportion of larger fish was high. Average weights were good and bass grew into legal length between ages 3 and 4. The northern shoreline from Cypress Point upstream often holds bass on the drop-off just offshore, especially during spring and fall months. Habitat is plentiful with the scenic bald cypress trees growing throughout the pond.

Many different panfish species are available with bluegill, black crappie and yellow perch common. Citations of all panfish species have been reported in recent years. Removal of a portion of overabundant small crappie several years ago has resulted in a greater number of larger crappie. The redear sunfish, recently introduced to Delaware ponds, has built up a healthy population in Trap Pond. This fish, known as shellcracker farther south because of its appetite for snails and small shellfish, grows much larger than the typical bluegill. It is not unusual for boat anglers to catch one or more 1-pound redears. The cypress tree islands in the upstream portion of Trap Pond seem to attract good numbers of large bluegill, redear sunfish, and nice crappie during the early fall.

Golden shiner and American eel are common in Trap Pond with creek chubsucker, brown bullhead and chain pickerel being less abundant.

Facilities and Parks: 

Fishing, camping, swimming, canoeing, and a host of other outdoor activities are available at this scenic pond which encompasses a Delaware State Park. A daily park entrance fee is charged or you can purchase an annual park pass.

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