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I've seen a couple of threads and even a video of a brooder being caught about this pond, but I don't know much else about it. I was thinking about heading out there and giving it a try. Any suggestions on bait or lures? Thanks as always!


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this is a nice pond,,,,i like to use worms or spinners but you could also twitch a jig around,,,,most the brooders ive seen there are not far from shore,,,so you wont need a hero cast.when you get there youll see a covered area,thats where all the older guys hang out and bs,,,,theyll let ya know whats bitin that day....good luck let us know how u do
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ps throw an egg sack or two around
 
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Huddleston difficulties

Huddleston difficulties

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.:mad:

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. ;)

Tight lines,

TD

P.S. This all happened last summer.
 
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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.:mad:

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. ;)

Tight lines,

TD

P.S. This all happened last summer.

the summers gettin very weedy but now is great water level.....i was there last week and no weeds or snags:):)
 
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Groovy man

Groovy man

Thanks Big!:) I did like that pond. I'll try it again in cooler temps.
 
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yea dont get discouraged,,,al the ponds i visit in the summer are mostly dissapointing,,,but once fall and winter hit its great.
 
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I am at huddelston every week, i have had best luck with the powerbait off the bottom or eggs under a bobber.. I also have had a lot of fun with some spinners there as well.. the bottom is weedy but use a long leader and you will be fine ... i have caught at least 50fish there in the past two weeks ... i release most all of them too ...

have fun!!
 
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Wow!

Wow!

Nice catch rate Solution 7!!!:dance::dance::dance:

And kudo's 2 U, for tossin' 'em back in 2!:yay:
 
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I do keep trophy size and brooders :) but gotta be big for me to keep them! They trapped 4 otters out of there last week... Seems they were eating all the fish... There are also birds eating them too... The old timers aren't there as much on weekends, well at least Art isn't he is the one the covered area is named after "arts social security hole" I will be there today in a blue explorer for a while this morning and then I will hit Sheridan pond on the way home... I live in McMinnville... Feel free to call if you have any questions...

I am mounting up and heading out within next 30 minutes... Sheridan pond has some healthy brooders in it plus the 500 keepers they put in this week... It's a small pond fun to fish

Ok I am outta here tryin to beat the rain... Chartruesse powerbait and small lures are my best bet and I use scents on my bait usually sand shrimp

503-560-8407 smitty is the name

Peace !!
 
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Sheridan not done!

Sheridan not done!

Bro, I confirmed it yesterday w/ ODFW. Sheridan was NOT stocked this week!
 
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Sol7,

Hope u got that last message about Sheridan. I called ODFW yesterday and spoke to the receptionist. She said they had some mechanical prob's with their stocking truck. So, Sheridan did NOT get stocked at all.:rolleyes:

Thanks for the invite.;) Can't make it today. But, I'll look u up sometime.

My favorite "fishing recipe" is as follows:

3' of 4# leader, w/ barrel slip sinker and size 14 treble hook
one spring green power egg
one orange power egg
a dab of both green and orange trout jelly (also made by Berkley)
a sprinkle of trout scent (Berkley too)
cast out a leave slack line...when line tightens up...set the hook n' reel!

This is a variation on using Rainbow colored Berkley's Power Bait and MUCH LESS messy! The fish smell the scent (just like the shrimp scent that u use), then they taste the jelly as they nibble the bait, and then they won't let go!

Have fun today. Hope you do well. Please send a report!:)
 
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Check the odfw recreation report it shows they put them in not to mention I'm after the brooders anyhow... Usually the new fish get brooders back on the bite!
 
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I do know that Sheridan WAS on the stocking schedule. But, I kept calling their confirmation line all week. And they didn't list it as being a confirmed stocking. So, I called and spoke to the receptionist and explained that to her. And she told me about the truck being broke down. So, I was just going by what she said (plus the fact that the confirmation line had no report).

I hope you find that they did stock it and have a great day!

I didn't know about stockers getting the brooders hyped up. Thank you, that's good information!
 
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Hey solution i think i saw you at the pond the other week,,,,some guy showed up with his two kids and started casting off the dock right where you guys were.....
 
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Bigsteel I was wondering if that was you... Don't hesitate to say hello! I am usually in my blue ford explorer with my Oregon ducks sweatshirt on or my waders... I am at willamina have been here about an hour 3 bites and had one trophy size on lost him at the bank should have had the net ready!!
 
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Uh oh!

Uh oh!

Hey Sol7,

I'm seriously struggling with a conflict of interest, now that I have discovered your loyalties to the enemy. :protest:

But maybe if we just keep our fishing alliances to ourselves...and you don't spill the beans to my Beaver Buddies about my turncoat activities...perhaps all will be well. :pray:

Sounds like your having fun. But, be careful...I hear that those "crackberry" addictions can be a major problem! :whistle:

Enjoy the day my finely feathered friend.

TD

P.S. Perhaps you will like my football motto: "Stomp the Dawgs"!!! :dance:
 
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next time ill say hi,,,,i was to the right of the dock there,,,,,saw you pull one in.
 
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Huddleston Pond

Thanks for all the advice. I'll be out there on Monday morning. Hopefully I'll have some good pics of some nice fish to share.


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So I hooked three, let one go, lost one and kept the largest one about 16"... I was there for about 4 hours... It wad pretty slow... I decided against hitting Sheridan because I knew there would be a lot of people there..

I had huddleston to myself, literaly!! Just a few dog walkers but no other fishermen!
 
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No Skunk!

No Skunk!

Hey Sol7,

Thanks for the report.

At least you didn't get skunked. And you had something for the fry pan.

Yeah, if I was gonna hit Sheridan...I'd be there no later than sunrise!

Happy trails. TD
 
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