The Delaware Division of Fish and Wildlife is advising anglers to expect a reduced fish population in Records Pond.
Records Pond is a 92-acre impoundment in Laurel that plays a host to several bass fishing tournaments each year and is popular with anglers seeking a variety of fish species. Records Pond was drawn down to stream level as part of protective measures in advance of Hurricane Sandy last October. Although the pond was immediately allowed to refill, a large portion of its fish population washed into Broad Creek when the pond was drawn down.
Anglers are encouraged to take advantage of some of the state's other public fishing access areas. Some places include the Division of Fish and Wildlife's Chipman and Horsey Ponds, both of which offer boat ramps and shore fishing. Trap Pond State Park also offers a variety of outdoor recreation opportunities including a boat ramp for small motorized boats, non-motorized boat rentals and fishing for largemouth bass, pickerel, crappie and bluegill. For more information, visit www.fw.delaware.gov.