Guide To Fishing At Watchaug Pond
AKA: Watchaug Lake
One of the top bass lakes in Rhode Island, Watchaug Pond is a 570-acre lake in the southwest part of the state, at Fort Ninigret, RI. This fertile fishery has about 4 miles of shoreline, and is wrapped on three sides by Burlingame State Park.
The Watchaug Pond State Boat Launch ramp is located on the eastern shore off Sanctuary Road. Anglers can pursue bass, crappie, perch and pickerel, both from boats or by fishing from the bank. The campground at Burlingame State Park has lakeside campsites with boat access and easy portage of canoes, kayaks and car-top boats.
What to fish for...
Fishing for largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, black crappie, yellow perch and chain pickerel at Watchaug Pond in Rhode Island.
Primary fish species residing in Watchaug Pond
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Watchaug Pond Amenities
Boat Rental: YES
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
RV Hookups: NO
Convenience Store: NEARBY
Bait & Tackle: NEARBY
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Public Boat Launch Ramps & Landings
Watchaug Pond State Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the southeast section of the lake, off Sanctuary Road, this is a one-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and gravel parking.
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Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby
Burlingame State Park Campground - 401 322-8910
Watchaug Pond RI Map - Fishing & Camping Areas
Burlingame State Park
1 Burlingame State Park Rd
Charlestown, RI 02813
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Watchaug Pond in Rhode Island.
General Fishing Info
Information about fishing lakes in Rhode Island
Fishing for bass, crappie, perch and pickerel in southwest RI.