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The Oxbow (Easthampton/Northampton)
« on: November 15, 2012, 10:33:49 AM »
The Oxbow (Easthampton/Northampton)

 The Oxbow is a fertile, 204-acre, warm water pond occupying the old riverbed of the Connecticut River. This horseshoe-shaped pond was formed when the river cut a new channel during postglacial times. Several small streams, including the Manhan River feed it. The bottom is predominantly muck interspersed with areas of gravel. Maximum depth is 18 feet, average depth is seven feet and transparency is low at four feet.

 A paved boat ramp and parking area maintained by the state Public Access Board is located off Route 91.

The Oxbow is trisected into three basins by Route 91. The 123-acre central basin is the largest. It is connected via a channel at the south end with the lower basin and the Connecticut River.

The connection with the Connecticut River gives this pond a very diverse species composition. Seventeen species can be found here. They are golden shiner, bluegill, largemouth bass, yellow perch, pumpkinseed, white perch, blueback herring, white sucker, brown bullhead, northern pike, channel catfish, black crappie, smallmouth bass, rock bass, fallfish and tiger muskie.  The northern pike represent a reproducing population.

This pond has a long reputation as a fish producer, particularly for largemouth bass and indigenous northern pike. There is a good stock density of quality size largemouths 12 inches or better, and several good pike up to 34 inches. Pike over 25 pounds have been taken here, and a trophy tiger muskie is always a possibility.


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The Oxbow (Easthampton/Northampton)
« on: November 15, 2012, 10:33:49 AM »

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Re: The Oxbow (Easthampton/Northampton)
« Reply #1 on: January 05, 2014, 07:08:13 PM »
She took my card since im not using it. oI




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Re: The Oxbow (Easthampton/Northampton)
« Reply #3 on: January 07, 2014, 10:32:34 AM »
Those are great pics. I'll always like to see kids on the ice with smiles and fish. Congrats.
There's a hole in the Ice,  Dear Liza, Dear Liza.
There's a hole in the ice, Dear Liza, a hole.

Well fish it, Dear Henry, Dear Henry, Dear Henry
Well fish it Dear Henry. Dear Henry, Fish it.

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Re: The Oxbow (Easthampton/Northampton)
« Reply #3 on: January 07, 2014, 10:32:34 AM »

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Re: The Oxbow (Easthampton/Northampton)
« Reply #4 on: January 08, 2014, 09:18:11 AM »
Thanks Stripe,
I agree, makes it that much more fun.

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