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 a long, narrow and shallowl 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.
At this point (May), it has been cleaned out, 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
From western end, looking east
Unless stated otherwise, this article was authored by Steve Moore