Kid Friendly – Indian Springs Pond Trout Fishing

Indian Springs Pond is a small speck within the 6,400-acre Indian Springs Wildlife Management Area. It is the second pond in the area, along with Greenbrier Lake, which the DNR stocks with trout. A well-defined path encircles the pond and frames the sharply sloping bank.

There is shallow water on the eastern and western sides and deep water along the northern edge. The pond remains relatively clear even after heavy rain. The greatest barrier to fishing is the thin ribbon of cattails growing adjacent to the shallow areas on the east and the west. Use them to determine where the shallower spots are. According to the information posted near the parking lot, gourmet cooks scour the landscape in this part of the wildlife management area for fresh, edible wild mushrooms.

The DNR will dump 720 trout into this 1.3-acre pond.  That density of fish, coupled with the small size, makes this an ideal place to take a kid to catch a fish!

Access: Parking lot next to the pond off of Mooresville Road (39.693262,-78.029994)

Getting There:

East: From I-70, take exit 12 toward Indian Springs and merge onto MD 56W/Big Pool Road. Turn right on US 40E and go a short distance to turn left on Mooresville Road. Follow Mooresville Road to the pond on the right.

West: From I-70, take exit 9 (left exit) for US 40W. Follow US 40W (left turn after exiting) and turn right on Pectonville Road. Follow Pectonville Road to Mooresville Road. Turn right onto Mooresville and follow it to the pond on the left.

Secrets Revealed? No. This is a very public location that is documented in the Maryland DNR stocking plan.

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Looking north to parking lot

View north from tip of pond

Shoreline back to the parking lot from the south

Typical shoreline veggies

Immediately north of the lot, there is a bit more vegetation.

 

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Articles on this site are out of date since some go back to 2006.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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