Tubbs Pond is a lovely 15-acre sheet of water located in Albany County on the Helderberg Escarpment in the Partridge Run Wildlife Management Area. It is one of a dozen ponds in this Wildlife Management Area. Elevation of the Partridge Run Wildlife Management Area is between 1600 to 1900 feet, and winter is long. The NYSDEC added the Wildlife Management Area to designated as part of the Helderberg Bird Conservation Area; therefore, if fishing the pond take time to do some birding – bring your field glasses! On the day I was there, a Great Blue Heron flew out of the marsh. A good omen for the angler is the heron prowling bodies of water with good feeding, and their favorite food is fish.
The angler will find warm water species in the shallow pond, including pickerel, bass, yellow perch, bullhead, and sunfish. The pond has quite a bit of vegetation, so top or shallow lures are best. Fishing is allowed year-round. At the pond’s northern end sits a beautiful marshy area home to many birds and amphibians. Paddle to the marsh and listen and watch all the activities nature has to offer.
The parking area at the end of Tubbs Pond Road (a truck/gravel road) has space for about eight cars. From the parking area, you’ll carry your boat a few hundred feet to the dock. The way to the pier may be pretty wet. The Long Path crosses near the outlet of the pond. As Tubbs Pond is in the Partridge Run Wildlife Management Area, there is no camping, swimming, bathing, or motors on boats.
See the link to the NYSDEC at the bottom of the page for all WMA restrictions. You can also find specific fishing regulations for Tubbs Pond at the NYSDEC website in its Freshwater Fishing Regulation Guide.
Parking/directions to Tubbs Pond
The parking area is at the end of Tubbs Pond Road. Tubbs Pond Road is off Sickle Hill and Fawn Pond Roads. See on Google Maps.
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DEC contact and other information
- Contact Information:
- DEC Region 4 Schenectady Office (M-F, 8:30AM – 4:30PM), (518) 357-2154; Wildlife.firstname.lastname@example.org
- Enforcement Matters: (518) 408-5850 (24/7)
- Location: Town of Berne, Albany County
- Website: DEC Web page
- Map: Partridge Run WMA East map (PDF) || Partridge Run WMA West map (PDF)
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Map for Tubbs Pond
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