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Guide to fishing for largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, black crappie, rainbow trout, brook trout, brown trout, bluegill, pumpkinseed sunfish, yellow perch and chain pickerel at Stafford Pond in Rhode Island.

Stafford Pond, RI

Bluegill, bass and trout top many anglers' list of favored fish species at Stafford Pond, a 480-acre lake in the southeast part of the state, at Eagleville. Additionally, other fishing enthusiasts may chase crappie, perch or pickerel.

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Stafford Pond, located in Tiverton, Rhode Island, is a scenic freshwater lake that offers an excellent fishing experience to anglers of all skill levels. The pond covers around 375 acres and provides a serene setting for outdoor enthusiasts to enjoy.

Fishing at Stafford Pond is diverse, with a variety of popular fish species that attract anglers year-round. Smallmouth bass and largemouth bass are the prized catches in this pond, providing exciting challenges for bass enthusiasts. These fish can be caught using various techniques, including casting lures, using soft plastics, or trolling along the shoreline.

Trout fishing is also prevalent at Stafford Pond, with anglers targeting rainbow trout, brown trout, and brook trout. The pond is stocked with trout during the colder months, making it an excellent spot for those seeking to test their skills in catching these elusive and highly sought-after game fish.

For panfish enthusiasts, Stafford Pond offers opportunities to catch black crappie, bluegill, yellow perch, and pumpkinseed. These feisty panfish are abundant and make for fantastic family-friendly fishing trips. Anglers can use simple bait rigs or small jigs to attract these fish near the shoreline.

With its mix of bass, trout, panfish, and the chance to enjoy boating and camping, Stafford Pond is a popular destination for anglers and outdoor enthusiasts in Rhode Island. Whether you're seeking to catch trophy bass or relax with family and friends while fishing for panfish, Stafford Pond offers a memorable and enjoyable fishing experience in the heart of Tiverton.

This little reservoir has nearly five miles of shoreline, and is an ideal place to spend a day in a canoe or kayak. Boats with electric motors, or boat motors with a maximum of 10 horsepower outboard are allowed on the lake. Stafford Pond Access is located off Old Stafford Road, on the southeast shore.

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Primary fish species residing in Stafford Pond

Largemouth bass Smallmouth bass Black crappie Rainbow Trout Brook Trout Brown trout Bluegill Pumpkinseed Sunfish Yellow Perch Chain pickerel

Stafford Pond Amenities

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

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In addition to the diverse fishing opportunities, Stafford Pond provides an ideal setting for boating and camping. Anglers can explore the pond's tranquil waters by boat, enjoying the scenic beauty and peaceful ambiance. The camping facilities nearby allow visitors to extend their stay and fully immerse themselves in the natural surroundings of Stafford Pond.

Public Boat Launch Ramps & Landings

Stafford Pond Access, Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the southeast section of the lake, off Old Stafford Road, this is a one-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and gravel parking.

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Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby

No campgrounds or RV parks are at, or nearby the lake.

Stafford Pond RI Map - Fishing & Camping Areas

Contact Information

Stafford Pond
Rhode Island Blueways Alliance, Stafford Pond
401 932-4667


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