Trout – Secon Pool Trout Fishing (VA – Quantico)

Anyone who has read the Quantico fishing regulations knows about Secon Pool. It’s reserved for kids 12 or younger, and anyone older than that caught fishing can lose their privileges for fishing on base for the season.  I think this pool is only stocked once a year, and once you see it, you will appreciate why.

It’s long, narrow, and shallow, so the trout will not have much room to roam or hide. In short, those characteristics make it a perfect place for a kid to catch a trout. Since they don’t have much room to hide, the fish are accessible to even the most primitive of casters. As you can see from the pictures, there are no obstacles on the shoreline that would make fishing here a challenge for even the smallest of children. There’s a picnic table and an outhouse to round out the experience.

It has been cleaned out by now (May), but put it on your list for next year.

Getting There: Take the exit 148 off I95, go right. A few miles after the Marine checkpoint, turn right following the signs to Camp Upshur. Go past the turn for Breckinridge Lake and continue to the next intersection (Blackrock Road). It’s dirt.  Turn left onto Blackrock and follow it around to the pool.  The last 25 yards into the pool is steep and rutted.  If you have a flatland car, park at the top of the hill and walk.

Google Local Coordinates: 38.55392,-77.43223

Secrets Revealed? No. This is a very public location that is documented in the Quantico fishing regulations.

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Date Visited: 5/12/2012

Looking west

From western end, looking east

Unless stated otherwise, this article was authored by Steve Moore

Articles on this site are out of date since some go back to 2006. Regulations and property ownership may have changed since publication. It is your responsibility to know and obey all regulations and not trespass on private property.

Disclaimer and Warning:  The contents of this site reflect the opinion of the author and you, the reader, must exercise care in the use and interpretation of this information.  Fishing is a dangerous sport.  You can slip and fall on rocks and sustain severe injury.  You can drown.  You can get hooks caught in your skin, face, eyes or other sensitive places.  All sorts of bad things can happen to you when to go into the woods to visit the places documented here.  Forests, streams and lakes are wild areas and any number of bad things can happen.  You must make your own judgment in terms of acceptable behavior and risk and not rely on anything posted here.  I disclaim all liability and responsibility for any actions you take as a result of reading the articles on this site.  If you do not agree with this, you should not read anything posted on this site.

Disclaimer and Warning:  The contents of this site reflect the opinion of the author and you, the reader, must exercise care in the use and interpretation of this information.  Fishing is a dangerous sport.  You can slip and fall on rocks and sustain severe injury.  You can drown.  You can get hooks caught in your skin, face, eyes or other sensitive places.  All sorts of bad things can happen to you when to go into the woods to visit the places documented here.  Forests, streams and lakes are wild areas and any number of bad things can happen.  You must make your own judgment in terms of acceptable behavior and risk and not rely on anything posted here.  I disclaim all liability and responsibility for any actions you take as a result of reading the articles on this site.  If you do not agree with this, you should not read anything posted on this site.

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