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Lake Information for McGinnis Pond


This 31 acre pond is located in Canterbuy.

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There is a boat ramp and shore fishing is available along the face of the dam and provides access to relatively deep water. This area is particularly productive during spring and fall when temperatures may be less stable.

Fishing Description: 

This relatively small pond has had a long history of providing excellent bass fishing. Recent heavy development within the watershed has undoubtedly impacted water quality but bass numbers remain high. The dominant size group was fish over 15 inches although good numbers of fish from 8 to 15 inches were also present. Of concern was the low number of smaller fish. Average weights were good for all size groups and growth was rapid, well above the state average.

Bluegill were also abundant in McGinnis Pond and exhibited a good size range. Excellent average weights and rapid growth were observed. A high proportion of the fish were in larger size groups (over 8 inches), providing great action for anglers. Black crappie were moderately abundant with larger fish most common. Growth of black crappie was better than most other ponds in Delaware. Some fish well over citation size (1 pound, or 12 inch for the Live Release program) were observed.

Yellow perch and chain pickerel have decreased in abundance in recent years but still provide another fishing opportunity, especially in the early spring or during years with ice cover. A wide size range was evident with fish from 5 to 13 inches. White perch have also been taken by anglers but are not common.
Occasional gizzard shad and common carp have been evident in recent years but have not become abundant at McGinnis Pond as in many other Kent County ponds. American eel, golden shiner, chain pickerel, and brown bullhead were common throughout the pond.

Largemouth Bass
White Perch
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McGinnis Pond
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