- Mar 14, 2009
Here's a picture of another nice bass I caught last spring. Hope to be posting some '09 bass soon...
The rule is "Fish must be caught in Oregon waters, or boundary waters, open to the public by legal methods by only one person." That doesn't exclude private ponds as long as they are open to the public. The current LM record was caught in Ballenger Pond, which is private but also open to the public.But I think they recently excluded private ponds from the record books (I might be wrong).
Nice fish! I think I might know where that pond is at...
Looks like it's time to get out there and start slinging some plastic eh!?!
Private but open to the public??? Like dead but still alive? Dirty but clean? Lawyers would have a field day with that one.
I don't find it to be that complex an idea. It's simply that the land is under private ownership but the owner has given permission for the public to use it. Another example besides Ballenger Pond in Springfield is Lost Lake in Clatsop County. It's on Longview Fiber land but is also stocked by ODFW and open to the public. However if people were to abuse that privilege it would soon become just another piece of Private Land - No Trespassing!
Hey all you Bass-aholics check out this BIG MOMMA I caught at a private pond just outside Corvallis a bit...didn't think I could find any BIG GIRLS in Oregon but I was wrong.
I'm new to the site but love to fish and am looking forward to interacting with all you other fish-finding-fiends!
whats the best spots in firnn ridge?????????? and i heard about the delta ponds and c them all the time but some buddy awhile back said they went to a pond around there and got kicked out i wonder what pond that wasJohny, Nice fish!! There are plenty more like that here in Oregon just not a lot of angler targeting them....so it seems. Lots of great bassing opportunities here around Eugene. I'm sure it's sounding old to the guys out there but Fern Ridge believe it or not has some great bass in it. The Delta ponds in eugene also hold lots of great bass as we will all find out in our up coming meet and great bass tourney. Welcome to our site!! I plan on getting out this after noon to either Deltas or Fern Ridge...I just noticed that the Resivoir is filling up time to get my boat in and fish those deep structures I've been eying when the water was low.