Local Name: Silver Lake
Average Depth: 18 feet
Maximum Depth: 34 feet
Kayaks, Canoes, Sail Boats, Electric Motor Boats, Power Boats, Jet-skis, State & Local Rules & Regulations Apply
Swimming: Swimming Allowed, No Restrictions
Mudge Pond is located in the town of Sharon and is a natural pond within the Housatonic River Drainage Basin. The water level was raised slightly by a earthen dam. The watershed is 7,361 acres of undeveloped woods and agricultural land with some light residential development. The pond is fed by a wetland from the north formed by the convergence of Spring Brook and the outflow of Wononpakook Lake, by two wetland streams from the east, and by a small stream from the north. The pond drains southward into Mudge Pond Brook, which flows into Webatuck Creek, a tributary of the Ten Mile River. The eastern shore is mostly wooded with only light residential development. Indian Mountain Road abuts much of the western shore. There are scattered trees and bushes between this road and the shoreline. The northern shore is open marshland.
The transparency of the lake is fair to good with visibility ranging between 9-13 ft. in the summer. The bottom of the lake consists of mostly mud and organic muck. Fishing should good to excellent for bass, bullhead, sunfish and rock bass; good for pickerel; and fair for perch and crappie. It is a good spot to catch a lunker bass.
No Known Issues
Vegetation Growth: Unknown
Non-native Species: Unknown
Should be excellent for bass, bullhead,sunfish, and rock bass.
Fish Species: Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Chain Pickerel, Yellow Perch, Brown Bullhead, Sunfish, Bluegill, American Eel
Access for Power and Non-power Boats
Ramp Comments: A state-owned boat launch is located on the southeastern shore. Facilities at the launch include a gravel ramp and parking for 14 cars. In the summer, boaters must navigate a channel through extensive vegetation to access the main body of the lake. From Rte. 4, take Rte. 361 north for 1 mile, right on Silver Lake Shore Rd., Launch is on the left.
Parking Spaces: 11-20