Asnacomet Pond, MA

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Asnacomet Pond


Town(s): Hubbardston MA
County: Worcester
Local Name: Comet Pond

Size: 127 acres
Average Depth: 30 feet
Maximum Depth: 50 feet

Boating Allowed: Kayaks, Canoes, Sail Boats, Electric Motor Boats, Power Boats, State & Local Rules & Regulations Apply, Horsepower or Speed Restrictions, See Comments
Boating Comments: 20 horsepower motor restriction. Motors with higher horsepower ratings are not allowed.
Swimming: Swimming Allowed, Some Restrictions



Where Also known as "Comet Pond," this cold water pond, located just to the north of the junction of Routes 68 and 62 in Hubbardston, has long been one of the most popular trout ponds in central Massachusetts. The shoreline is more than 50% developed with year round homes and summer cottages, but the area remains generally scenic. Fish Species Asnacomet pond is stocked with trout and salmon. Family Amenities The water is exceptionally clear with a transparency of approximately 25 feet. This pond is extremely infertile and there is very little aquatic vegetation. Boat access is provided by a paved ramp just off Route 62. There is also good shoreline access here, extending for some distance up the southeastern shore. A paved parking lot adjacent to the ramp has space for 25 or more cars. In the spring and fall, shore access is also available at atown beach entrance off Route 68, but this is generally open only to town residents during the summer swimming season. Note that there is a 20 horsepower motor restriction on this water. Motors with higher horsepower ratings are not allowed. Comet gets crowded during the spring stocking season and anytime salmon are stocked; for best results during these periods, try to fish on weekdays. Comet is also a favorite site for ice fishermen since it freezes early, holds its ice late and is a premier pond for taking trout and salmon through the ice.

Water Quality: No Known Issues, Town/State Monitoring
Vegetation Growth: Minimal
Non-native Species: Unknown

Fishing Comments: Stocked with all species of Trout. One of the most popular trout ponds in central Massachusetts.
Fish Species: Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Salmon, Brook Trout, Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout, Yellow Perch, Brown Bullhead, Sunfish, Bluegill, Golden Shiner

Boat Access: Access for Power and Non-power Boats
Ramp Comments: Boat access is provided by a paved ramp just off Route 62.
Parking Spaces: 21-40

Directions: Route 62 in Hubbardston
Shoreline Development: 25-50%