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Whitman's Pond


Town(s): Weymouth MA
County: Norfolk

Size: 100 acres
Average Depth: 8 feet
Maximum Depth: 12 feet

Boating Allowed: Kayaks, Canoes, Sail Boats, Electric Motor Boats, Power Boats, State & Local Rules & Regulations Apply, Other Restrictions
Swimming: Swimming Allowed, Some Restrictions

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The Whitman's Pond Association is a 501 (C) (3) nonprofit organization entrusted with the charge to maintain the viability of Whitman's Pond by working in conjunction with the Conservation Commission and Department of Public Works which is the manager of the pond, the Herring Run wardens, and Massachusetts Wildlife. Whitman's Pond is the spawning ground for Atlantic alewives, commonly referred to as herring. Our Herring Run is the second largest in the state after the town of Middleboro.During the last ten years, the Association has conducted pond cleanups, and has held a fishing festival assisted by Massachusetts Wildlife, an event where casting rods are supplied for use by the state and bait is provided by one of our sponsors. The Association is constantly working to keep the pond healthy, and prevent eutrophication, the process whereby a body of water fails and becomes a swamp. Donations for the pond are greatly appreciated, a personal check, bank check, or a money order is best so we can buy what we need at anytime. Second best would be gift cards. Sometimes we need Prizes, food and drinks depending on what we could use at the fishing festival. Tools, waders, trash bags, and barrels are also needed to do pond clean-ups. The Whitman's Pond Association Fishing Festival is held in July every year at the Lorraine Larrabee Boat Ramp on Middle Street East Weymouth, Ma. We ask that you bring Sunglasses, Sun Tan Lotion and Blanket or folding chair to sit on. Fishing Poles are provided by Mass Wildlifes Anglers Education Program. The worms will be provided by The Whitman's Pond Association. There we be food and drinks for sale at the event.

Water Quality: Unknown
Vegetation Growth: Moderate
Non-native Species: Eurasian Watermilfoil (Myriophyllum Spicatum), Purple Loosestrife (Lythrum Salicaria)

Fishing Comments: Thank to Ken Simmons and Jim Legacy from Mass Wildlife's Tags N, Trout Program this year 2010. There has been 35 Tagged Trout and about 450 untagged Rainbow Trout released in to Whitman's Pond this year. So if you catch a Trout with a Tag that is dated 2010 save the tag and call the Whitman's Pond Association at (781)340-6076 if you catch a tagged trout dated 2009 we would like to know that the trout surviving the winters. To Claim yor Prize. Check our Sponsors page to see who had Sponsored the tagged Trout this year. Prizes a determined by the sponsors.
Fish Species: Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Chain Pickerel, Lake Trout, Yellow Perch, Bluegill, Golden Shiner

Boat Access: Access for Power and Non-power Boats
Ramp Comments: Boat ramp on Middle Street.
Parking Spaces: 11-20

Directions: Whitman's Pond is Located in Weymouth, Massachusetts. The Best access point is off of Middle Street. There you will have access to the lovely park with a boat ramp, benches and a gazebo.
Shoreline Development: 50-75%

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Definitions: Kettle Pond
Aquatic Vegetation
 
Links: DEP
Mass Wildlife
Environmental Police
DCR
MassGIS
Massachusetts Boating Laws
Massachusetts Fishing Regulations