Today, Turtle Pond, in Central Park was my first stop. Central Park's Turtle Pond is famous
for one thing, smallmouth bass. This is a unique fishery because it is located in the
center of New York City, just a few blocks from Times Square.
Unfortunately, there is limited access to this pond. The Central Park Conservancy is anti fishing.
Since I began fishing in Central Park, in 2004. The Conservancy has deliberately erected fences and planted shrubbery at the shore line of all 5 lakes in the park.
Since there was no fishable access at Turtle Pond, I went back to the subway and took
the train to 103rd street. I hope to fish for a few largemouth bass in the fishery known as The Pool.
It was covered in duck weed. So I walked to The Meer at 110th Street.
This is a picture of the newly created Loch between The Pool and The Meer at 110th Street.
There are fish in the Loch, mostly "club size bass (8" - 12"). The Loch is swallow, less
than 3 feet but it is up to 25 feet wide at some points.
Looking south at The Meer
Fourth fish and the sun set!