If you have questions or concerns about ponds, contact Captain Mike Perry.
Explore the ponds of Spring Island…
There are numerous ponds scattered over Spring Island. Those on the periphery of the island were created when the marsh was impounded around 1970. These ponds were created for waterfowl and are therefore very shallow. The majority of the other ponds were constructed in the early 1990s when the golf course was built. Although none of Spring Island's ponds are "natural", they abound with nature.
Our ponds are diverse. Some are salt water and some are fresh. Some are managed for trophy bass and others are managed for breeding ducks. All of them contribute something to Spring Island's sense of place.
General Rules (for all ponds):
- No gigging in any of the ponds
- Do not throw fish or bait on bank - a fed gator is a dead gator (see all gator rules)
- Clean up all fishing line and other trash
- If you set out traps, check them daily and release unwanted fish/crabs
General fishing pond rules:
- 5 bream per person
- Release all bass over 14 inches (total length)
- 2 catfish per person
- Release all grass carp
Saltwater fishing pond rules:
- Release all flounder and redfish under 15 inches and all redfish over 24 inches
- No shrimp baiting in ponds
Trophy bass fishing pond rules:
- Release all fish