Tihonet Pond, MA


Tihonet Pond

Town(s): Wareham MA
County: Plymouth

Size: 89 acres
Average Depth: 8 feet
Maximum Depth: 14 feet

Boating Allowed: Kayaks, Canoes, Sail Boats, Electric Motor Boats, Gas Engines Prohibited
Swimming: Swimming Allowed, No Restrictions

Tihonet Pond is an 89-acre (360,000 m2) pond in Wareham, Massachusetts. The Wankinco River flows through the pond. Tihonet village lies on the southern shore of the pond.


Water Quality: Unknown
Vegetation Growth: Minimal
Non-native Species: Unknown

Fishing Comments: Tihonet Pond has two outlets, the eastern-most of which is equipped with a fishway. This combination weir-pool and Denil style ladder functions adequately with proper flow adjustment. The problem that occurs at this impoundment is the attraction flow from the west outlet which causes migrating herring to be diverted into a dead end channel. Careful adjustment of flows from the two outlets could increase the numbers of fish which reach the spawning area. Further development within this system is not justified due to numerous small obstructions and competing water usage by the cranberry growers.
Fish Species: Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Lake Trout, Black Crappie, Carp, Yellow Perch, Brown Bullhead, White Sucker, Bridle Shiner

Boat Access: None, Private Lake
Parking Spaces: None

Shoreline Development: Unknown