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SANDY POND

(Freedom Pond) Freedom Twp., Waldo Co. U. S. G. S. Burnham, Me.

Fishes

Largemouth bass White perch Yellow perch Chain pickerel Hornpout (bullhead)

Eel White sucker Minnows

Golden shiner

Pumpkinseed sunfish

Physical Characteristics

Area - 430 acres

Temperatures Surface - 67° F.

Maximum depth - 11 feet

8 feet - 66° F.

Sandy Pond, part of the Sebasticook River drainage, is a shallow, weedy, warmwater pond that provides ideal- habitat

for warmwater

fish.

1958 and 1959

under

Largemouth bass the supervision of

were introduced in the Regional FishelY

Biologist. becoming bass were to become

Studies in established.

1963 showed Numerous

that tllis species is now small, naturally-spawned

netted good

in the shallow areas. bass fishing in a few

Sandy years.

Pond

promises

Anglers who fish early in the morning or late in the evening have the best chances of catching largemouth bass. Bass feed most actively at these times, hiding frequently in the vicinity

of sunken logs, stumps, and beneath lily pads. are effective for taking bass in these locations.

Surface lures

No further stocking of bass is necessary. should not be stocked in Sandy Pond.

Coldwater species

Surveyed - August 1941 Resurveyed - 1963 Maine Department of lnla:nd Fisheries and Game

Published under Appropriation

No. 7750

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