Private fishing pond

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flipper
So, back when I was 16 (29 now-a-days) my family and I moved to a Christmas tree farm and was extremely lucky and received permission to fish a fairly large "cattle" pond. The deepest portion is about 15 feet deep, with TONS of structure for bass/crappie/sunfish. We've been fishing this bad-boy for about 13 years and have had such a blast fishing an environment that is rarely touched, other than the thirsty cows :lol:

Monster crappie (biggest so far was 14.5 inches), a near 13 inch sunfish...I have no idea how they're getting this big..other than feeding on the bass fry. Biggest bass we've pulled out of here is a 6.5 lbs. bass, and I know there are bigger guys in there!

This thread isn't a "neener-neener" thread, but an encouragement to get out there and find these "private" ponds get permission to enjoy them and fish it up! There has to be hundreds of them just in the Willamette valley at least!
 
troutdude
troutdude
flipper said:
Monster crappie (biggest so far was 14.5 inches), a near 13 inch sunfish...I have no idea how they're getting this big..other than feeding on the bass fry. Biggest bass we've pulled out of here is a 6.5 lbs. bass, and I know there are bigger guys in there!

I know why those fish are so huge. They are consuming mass quantities of cow pies! <j/k> :lol: :lol:

But seriously, a 14" crappie is huge!!! WOW! :dance:

And, the state record bucketmouth, came out of a private pond in Corvallis!
 
T
tomriker
Jealous
 
N
normanbeats
I have had access through a friend to a private lake in washington, right near bridge of the gods. It used to be an old logging camp, then a fishing club, and now it is just an exclusive lake surrounded by multi million dollar homes which some are only accessable by boat. Ican't begin to describe how thriving the ecosystem is. it's home to sturgen, bass, trout(stocked and native redband), kokanee, and I'm not going to even get into thethe lush forest, and water flora. The only real downside is really snooty plastic people, but thats mainly the non resident family members.
At fist I thought it was such a shame o keep this place gated up, but I realized what many of people would do to ecosystem. I have come to the conclusion that this wasn't hording it was also preserving a little oasis.
Anyway sorry about the rant. a lot of people won't want strangers trapsing around thier property, but a nice pice of smoked salmon goes a long way twords making new friends.
 
R
RunWithSasquatch
Neat fish dude... sounds like those things have Mad Cow Disease.
 
I
idahojeff
Dude you frenched a fish...funny pic! I as well am jealous. Dont usually fish warm water....but looks very cool!
 
T
TTFishon
Yeah, private ponds are cool. Thanks for sharing. Looking forward to some more fish porn from your private pond fishing experiences.
 

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