Rustic Cabins on Private Sperry Pond located in the heart of the Adirondack Mountains of New York State

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Fishing on Sperry Pond in the Heart of the Adirondack Mountains

Adirondacks brook trout   Sperry Pond is the home of a genetically unique "heritage" strain of brook trout. Along with a variety of native minnows, the population of the "Little Tupper" strain are the direct descendants of the first trout to have reached the lake after glaciers receded about 12,000 years ago.  While Sperry was owned by the Whitney family, when acid rain threatened their beloved brookies, William Whitney had the streams and ponds limed.  He also never allowed fishing with bait as to not to introduce predatory fish to Sperry Pond.  There has been some real beauties taken at Sperry - up to 21 inchers.

Sadly, we've had large mouth bass introduced into the pond.  It is estimated that of all the Adirondack waters inhabited by brook trout, only 4% of the waterways are inhabited by brook trout today.  While the cold water of spring can still net brookies, once the water warms up, most of the fish caught are large mouth bass.  The back woods inlets and beaver ponds have not had bass introduced yet and are still pristine enough to support brookies.

However, our guests this summer enjoyed bringing in some nice large mouth bass.  While our summer guests have enjoyed the bass fishing, it's a shame to be loosing our brookies.


 New York State Freshwater Fishing License Information

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Freshwater Fishing Regulations Guide

Sperry Pond is populated by common loons. Help us protect these fine feathered friends.

Lead Fishing Weights and Loons



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