Bethany Lake (Pond)

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How is the fishing at Bethany Lake? Bethany Lake is Located at Bethany Lake Park at SW 185th Ave & SW West Union RD.
 
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It was really bad. 5 hours of fishing and not even a bite. Wait till the spring and early summer.
 
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Check the stocking schedule, I think they start putting fish in the pond in a few weeks. Looks like the first bunch will be put in the pond the week of March 15.
 
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Yeah I know. 1st stocking: March 14th 2nd Stocking: April 18th
 
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It doesn't necessarily mean that date it means that it will be stocked that week, so make sure you call and check to verify that it's been stocked.
 
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Any reason for this? beat the crowds?

I was at Bethany last week and caught this carp? with no whiskers.... I had many other bites that I missed. this was on a double drop shot rig. with corn and a worm not sure which one he took. but wow this fish was so stuffed and chubby!
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THat looks like a large scale sucker. didn't know they were in bethany. I just go to commonwealth because it just fishes better for me.
 
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Bethany lake works excellent for me, there are some nice largemouth bass in there. But I suppose I could try commonwealth. I'll do that sometime.
 
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When the water at Commonwealth is right - it'll outfish Bethany for carp hands down. Bethany needs dredged again, especially near the dam. Toooooo much weed growth in the summer - and it wouldn't hurt if, when/if the made it deeper, they added some rock to the bottom instead of the mud bottom that it is now. But that probably won't happen :(
 
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Thats what I thought. but then i remembered the last sucker I caught was smooth skin and had colors like a holstein dairy cow.

I agree about the weed problem. Its hard to fish anything except bobber topwater or botom fishing in the summer
 
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Right now commonwealth will have great carp action since it is so low. Bass fishing there sucks though any time of year there. it used to be better is what I hear but this guy I met over there keeps all the bass he catches there. Someone told me he single handedly destroyed the bass population.
 
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Sounds like maybe the OBPF needs to get involved and get the regs changed for commonwealth - I know they have permission to stock that water with warm water fish - I can't think they'd be terribly with some jackwit cleaning out all the fish like that. Why can't he keep some of the carp and let the others grow even bigger...
 

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