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Concord Pond in Delaware

Trip Overview

Concord pond has been a favorite of ours for the past year. I am an amateur family kayaker. I stumbled on the ponds beautiful back tributaries of fresh cool water and have been hooked every since.

This was our fitfth trip and the waters were higher than usual with a pretty strong current. Ever season I've been there is something new to see. Abundant wild life, moss, fungus and beautiful trees. We packed a lunch and bass fished slowly toward the back.

If you enter the pond from the cement boat ramp left and hug the left bank a bit you'll soon be in 25 foot wide tributary. It's an easy beautiful paddle back.

In the shallowest of water my son caught good sized bass and pickerel. I saw an eagle fly over clutching a bass and multiple juvenile copper head, turtles everywhere and a round a bend a newborn dawn sleeping in some ferns by the banks.

The water is cool and clear. Last time in fall a red fox ran along the bank next to my boat.

This time I brought my daughter and son in law, whom have less experience... This lead to my daughter leaning over to snap a picture and capsizing in her boat. Normally we would all stay calm but her screams unfortunately caused a chain reaction of three out of four of us going for a swim. Her husband dove in to "save" her (sigh) I reached out to a downed tree to keep myself in the area to assist, but with all the recent rains, the current was swift and carried me under said down tree. This action close lined me right of my yak into a very refreshing water! My sons laughter could be heard for miles. We all climbed onto shore, reentred our boats and got settled to head back. It was the most fun we've had in a long while.

My daughter hates fish and "thinks" One touched her leg, which caused screams you may hear from someone dying.....

A mile back toward the ramp is where I Spotted the juvenile copper head floating on the water toward my boat. I was glad she made so much noise falling in at that point!

All in all it was a great day. Even on a weekday there were quite a few boats on the main pond. Only one kayaker we passed fishing. It truly is beautiful back there! Only downside is no portable bathrooms at this location.

Accommodations:

Cement boat ramp, no toilets

Fees:

None

Directions:

I traveled rt. 16 to Old Furnace Road

Resources:

I found this location on from Delawares Pond Booklet PDF
  • Skill Level: Beginner
  • Water Type: Flat/Sheltered Water
  • Group Rates: No

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