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Guide to fishing for largemouth bass, black crappie, bluegill, hybrid sunfish, pumpkinseed sunfish, redear sunfish, white perch, yellow perch and chain pickerel at Millsboro Pond in Delaware.

Millsboro Pond, DE

Ideal for small to moderate-size boats, Millsboro Pond is a 101-acre lake in the southeast corner of the state. Kayaks and canoes are ideal here. Including the islands, there are about 4 miles of shoreline around this shallow pond.

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Millsboro Pond, located in Sussex County, Delaware, is a hidden gem for fishing enthusiasts. This picturesque pond offers a tranquil setting and a variety of fish species, making it a favorite among anglers of all skill levels.

Bass fishing is a popular pursuit at Millsboro Pond, with both largemouth bass and smallmouth bass being present. The pond's structure, including submerged vegetation, fallen trees, and rocky areas, provides excellent cover for bass. Anglers can employ a variety of techniques, such as casting with artificial lures, flipping jigs, or using live bait, to entice strikes from these prized game fish.

Perch, including yellow perch and white perch, are abundant in Millsboro Pond. These panfish species are known for their willingness to bite and offer a rewarding fishing experience. Anglers can target perch using small jigs, live bait, or spinners. Perch fishing at Millsboro Pond can be particularly productive during the cooler months, but they can be caught year-round.

Crappie are also present in Millsboro Pond, with both black crappie and white crappie available for anglers to target. These highly sought-after panfish often congregate around submerged structures, such as brush piles or fallen trees. Anglers commonly use small jigs, minnows, or small crankbaits to entice crappie bites.

Sunfish, including bluegill and pumpkinseed, add to the diverse fishery at Millsboro Pond. These colorful and feisty fish are perfect for introducing young anglers to the joys of fishing. Simple tactics such as using a bobber and worm or small jigs can result in exciting catches and a memorable fishing experience.

In addition to bass, perch, crappie, and sunfish, Millsboro Pond is also home to northern pike. These predatory fish offer an additional challenge for anglers seeking a thrilling fishing adventure. Northern pike can be targeted using larger lures or live bait such as minnows or large swimbaits.

Before heading out to Millsboro Pond, it's important to familiarize yourself with Delaware fishing regulations, including size and bag limits, to ensure the preservation of fish populations. Additionally, make sure to obtain the appropriate fishing license required for fishing in Delaware.

Millsboro Pond provides a serene and rewarding fishing experience, surrounded by the natural beauty of Delaware. With its diverse fish species and peaceful ambiance, anglers can enjoy a day of fishing, relaxation, and connection with nature at this scenic pond.

The only shoreline accessible for fishing from the bank is nearby the boat launch ramp, on the southeast side of the lake. Fish species in the lake include bass, crappie, sunfish, perch and pickerel. This is typically not a place for large numbers, or particularly big fish, but a place of solitude for enjoying the outdoors and the prospect of pursuing your favorite fish species.

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Primary fish species residing in Millsboro Pond

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Largemouth bass Black crappie Bluegill Hybrid Sunfish Pumpkinseed Sunfish Redear Sunfish White Perch Yellow Perch Chain pickerel

Millsboro Pond Amenities

Marina: NO
Boat Rental: NO
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
Campgrounds: NO
RV Hookups: NO
Lodging: NEARBY
Convenience Store: NEARBY
Bait & Tackle: NO
Restaurant: NEARBY

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Public Boat Launch Ramps & Landings

Millsboro Pond Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the southeast section of the lake, off State Route 30, this is a one-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.

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Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby

No camping nearby.

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Contact Information

Millsboro Pond
DE Division of Fish & Wildlife
302 739-9914


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