Went to the pond in Wilamina today. The entire placed is closed..looks like they are doing construction on the roads...no signage indicatiung when it will be opened.
thelibrarian said:Can anybody tell me which of the ponds pictured here is the real Huddleston pond? Google Earth has two close ponds labeled the same...
I assume it is the larger pond to the North, but...
Firemann59 said:I have not been to Huddleston Pond yet but plan on going shortly. Do they allow any kind of boat or float tube?
troutdude said:Hey bro,
I tried Huddleston for the first time last year in my tube. It was a pain in the ARSE. It is was too over grown with weeds all over the west side.
I only caught fish by literally standing on the small boat dock next to the ramp. There is a tiny pocket there that had fish in it. In fact, hooked one that was in the 16 - 18" class--but he decided that he didn't like dry land. :doh: But I did land 3 or 4 others, and at least took the skunk off.
Right at the damn, and from the bank, I'd guess that folks mostly use bobbers & bait...although that still didn't look like much fun. I can't see how anyone could fish with standard slip sinker n' powerbait/eggs; without constantly getting hung up on the bottom.
The most that I saw caught the day I was there, was near the southeast corner. Couldn't see what they were using.
I will be happy to hear, however, from others...to see what tricks they have up their sleeves.
Oh, and along the north side might be good for trout (and probably pan fish). I could see some lily pads, but not the weedy crappy mess that I saw in the rest of the water.
BTW, I left Huddleston mid day. Then, I boogied over to the Sheridan Pond (also first time that day). It's only about 20 or 30 away. I must've "C & R'd" some 15 - 20 trout there. VERY easy to catch off the bottom w/ slip sinker and green/orange Power Eggs and 3' of leader. No real size to 'em, but at least had some fun. :dance:
NOTE: if you don't already...I suggest leaving your line slack. Every time I left it like that for a few minutes and reeled in...I had a fish on. The peeps next to me didn't catch any and were flabbergasted. So, like a good neighbor, I gave them all that they wanted.
P.S. This all happened last summer.