This is the first of a series I’m going to write – extracting content from my new book – on kid friendly places to fish. What makes a place fit? Simple – easy access, massive fish/acre ratio.
Tucker Pond is only 1.7 acres, yet receives 955 fish between now and April 1. Over half are inserted “pre season.” That is 561 fish per acre and more than enough to increase the probability of a kid hooking up with a nice trout. Stay tuned for more of these hidden gems!
Whether you park on the east or the west, the Henson Creek Bike Trail will take you to the southern edge of the large pond. Like most stocked ponds in the State, it has a well manicured bank for easy access to the fishing. There are plenty of benches and picnic tables scattered around the perimeter that allow you to add picnicking to the day’s activities. The west edge of the pond has a small fishing pier that juts into the lake.
Getting There: From I-495, take exit 4A onto MD 414/St Barnabas Road heading south. Turn left onto Tucker Road and follow it for just under a mile. The park is on the left. Follow the Henson Creek Trail to the pond.Access Point:
- Small lot on the south side of Bock Road east of Henson Creek (38.789982,-76.97146)
- Tucker Road Community Park (38.786218,-76.976953)
Secrets Revealed? No. This is a very public location that is documented in the Maryland DNR stocking plan.
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Road from the east
Road thru the park to the larger parking area
Unless stated otherwise, this article was authored by Steve Moore