Average Depth: 23 feet
Maximum Depth: 65 feet
Kayaks, Canoes, Sail Boats, Electric Motor Boats, Power Boats, State & Local Rules & Regulations Apply, Horsepower or Speed Restrictions
Swimming: Swimming Allowed, Some Restrictions
Vegetation Growth: Minimal
Non-native Species: Unknown
Ashumet Pond has been stocked with a wide variety of fish species over the years, starting with smallmouth bass in 1919 as well as Chinook salmon between 1924 and 1939. It was reclaimed three times during the 1960s to improve conditions for trout. The pond was stocked with smallmouth bass in 1978 and 1979 to re-establish a reproducing population. Ashumet Pond is stocked in the spring and fall with rainbow and brook trout and is also a good smallmouth bass pond. Trout fishing is good in the spring and fall with holdover trout taken during the summer. Springs are concentrated in the northern end of the pond and should hold trout during the warmer months. Concerns over potential pollution from the Massachusetts Military Reservation (former Otis Air Force Base Base) have led to extensive sampling (www.mmr.org) for possible contamination and trace levels of solvents have been detected in groundwater flowing into the pond. Brown bullheads in the pond are known to suffer lip growths (papillomas) of an unknown cause. Other nearby ponds are Johns Pond, Coonamessett Pond and Mashpee-Wakeby Ponds.
Fish Species: Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Brook Trout, Rainbow Trout, Yellow Perch, Brown Bullhead, Golden Shiner
Access for Power and Non-power Boats
Ramp Comments: See directions.
Parking Spaces: 11-20
To get to Ashumet Pond from the Bourne Bridge, take Route 28 south to Route 151 east, then take a left onto Sandwich Road. The ramp is on the east side of the road near the intersection of Currier Road and Sandwich Road. A paved boat ramp with ample parking is provided by the Public Access Board and maintained by the Division of Fisheries and Wildlife.
Shoreline Development: 75-100%