Lakes Ford's Pond Fishing Reports

Status
Not open for further replies.
NKlamerus

NKlamerus

Most Featured
Joined
Aug 12, 2018
Messages
254
Fished the evening with a buddy of mine on our kayaks, launched about 530 and loaded back up at 10pm

Fishing was slow in the heat, the entire lake is matted over except the deep spots and random spots across the south shoreline pictures don't do it justice, water looks to be down about 4'

Caught one in the sun on a spinnerbait, the other 4 fish came on a Spro Bronzeye Pop65 in killer gill color, my go-to.

I tried a punching style bait for the first time, had one hit but completely missed the fish, thought the bait was falling when in reality a fish was carrying it

Lost what felt like a really nice fish on the frog, got about 2 cranks on it before the line went slack. Also had 2 more fish miss the frog entirely but never came back for it.

All the fish are really healthy, nothing smaller than about 1.5lbs

Biggest might be 3lbs, didn't weigh any
20200710_180955.jpg
20200710_210209.jpg
20200710_210231.jpg
20200710_211139.jpg
20200710_211143.jpg
20200710_211635.jpg
20200710_211639.jpg
20200710_173549.jpg
20200710_173546.jpg
 
Last edited by a moderator:
00Swede

00Swede

Member
Joined
Aug 3, 2017
Messages
49
Location
Mid-Columbia
Honestly...I clicked thinking someone was gigging frogs :rolleyes:. Nice Bass though.
 
NKlamerus

NKlamerus

Most Featured
Joined
Aug 12, 2018
Messages
254
Honestly...I clicked thinking someone was gigging frogs :rolleyes:. Nice Bass though.
I thought about the title after I posted it lol

Haven't many people around here who frog gig, they certainly are large enough though
 
NKlamerus

NKlamerus

Most Featured
Joined
Aug 12, 2018
Messages
254
Another report for Ford's Pond, I imagine we'll combine these eventually

I got on the water at 530pm, wind was strong out of the North

Solo trip this time, rigged with a lizard, spinnerbait, frog, and swimbait

I fished until 6 when one slammed the spinnerbait while I was ripping through the weeds, decent fish.

Not even 2 casts later another fish, ran under the kayak while I grabbed the net and it swam free, NEXT cast and I just about had a fish jump in the kayak chasing the spinnerbait out of the water, I knew they were active at that point and switched to the frog

From then on it was bite after bite, 14 bass through the evening on a Spro Bronzeye popper, fishing fast and never stopping it for more than a few seconds

Biggest fish was right at 5lbs, not a single dink the whole night.

Almost had a perfect night but the 2nd to last fish came off, grabbed the frog and immediately swam towards me.

Probably could have kept going but the bugs were just about carrying me away. Got off the water about 10pm

20200718_185508.jpg
20200718_191101.jpg
20200718_192017.jpg
20200718_193702.jpg
20200718_194612.jpg
20200718_201559.jpg
20200718_201757.jpg
20200718_202136.jpg
20200718_202142.jpg
20200718_202335.jpg
 
fromthelogo

fromthelogo

Active member
Joined
Jun 22, 2019
Messages
101
Wow. Just wow. The fish in that pond need to start fearing you!
 
NKlamerus

NKlamerus

Most Featured
Joined
Aug 12, 2018
Messages
254
Wow. Just wow. The fish in that pond need to start fearing you!
They've had their fair share of teaching me a lesson lol

I've had 2 trips skunked there early in the spring, but I got em figured out somewhat now!
 
bass

bass

Most Featured
Joined
Aug 4, 2008
Messages
1,880
Location
Cedar Mill area of Portland, OR
Fantastic report and pictures! It is amazing that such a small pond has so many quality fish. They look so healthy!

What is the panfish population like in the lake? I assume bluegill are a major food source for the bass unless the lake is loaded with crayfish.
 
NKlamerus

NKlamerus

Most Featured
Joined
Aug 12, 2018
Messages
254
Fantastic report and pictures! It is amazing that such a small pond has so many quality fish. They look so healthy!

What is the panfish population like in the lake? I assume bluegill are a major food source for the bass unless the lake is loaded with crayfish.
Bluegill are around but I see more schools of perch, there's also crappie in there, and I've seen 2 turtles

Other than the just the nutria, mice, ducks, and Beaver

Decent bass wouldn't think twice about eating a duck or mouse, not sure about a larger rodent
 
NKlamerus

NKlamerus

Most Featured
Joined
Aug 12, 2018
Messages
254
Went out again for a shorter time, wind wouldn't stop

Had a bass hit the frog twice and miss it both times, had another drift around it while airborne but it wasn't actually in it's mouth

Did hookup on 2 others though!
20200724_182201.jpg
20200724_175949.jpg
 
Admin

Admin

Admin
Joined
Dec 25, 2006
Messages
1,893
Location
Oregon
 
Status
Not open for further replies.

Similar threads

B
Replies
42
Views
6K
Wilsonriverfisher
Wilsonriverfisher
Top Bottom