Assawompset Pond


Assawompset Pond

Town(s): Lakeville MA, Middleboro MA
County: Plymouth

Size: 2400 acres
Average Depth: 8 feet
Maximum Depth: 12 feet

Boating Allowed: Sail Boats, Gas Engines Prohibited, State & Local Rules & Regulations Apply, Horsepower or Speed Restrictions, Other Restrictions, See Comments
Boating Comments: Boat use is restricted to sailboats or 9.9 horsepower motors by SPECIAL PERMIT only for GRANDFATHERED residents. No boats may be put in from a boat ramp (and there isn't any).
Swimming: No Swimming Allowed

Lake of the White Sands" is the indian translation. Crystal clear waters with peace and tranquility. Assawompset Pond is formed by Assawompset Pond Dam on the Assawompset Pond River in Plymouth County, Massachusetts and is used for drinking water and recreation purposes. Construction was completed in 1904. It is property of New Bedford &Taunton. It provides drinking water for New Bedford. "Assawompset Pond is a restricted drinking water pond, no boating, swimming, wading, fishing, no water activity whatsoever is allowed”.


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

Fishing Comments: Assawompset Pond is restricted to shorefishing in certain areas. You do not have to be in a boat to catch fish here, however, as fishermen and women of all ages and skillsets report catching many bass here. The average seems to be around three pounds, which isn’t huge, but Assawompset makes up for the size of the fish with the quantity. The bass here seem never-ending, as does what they are being caught with. Shiners, nightcrawlers, rubber worms, spinning bait, floating bait- largemouths bite just about anything in this pond.
Fish Species: Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Chain Pickerel, Black Crappie, Yellow Perch, White Catfish, American Eel, Bridle Shiner

Boat Access: Primarily Car-top boats & Canoes
Parking Spaces: None

Shoreline Development: 25-50%