Salish Ponds???

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Does anyone know much about these 4 Ponds?

I was at the ponds this morning about 7am. Some BIG BASS rolling around. A group of 3 fish i spotted, had a 4lber, a 5 lber, and 7lber. I threw my most reliable baits in their direction, but no bites. I even tossed out my 7inch Rainbow Trout Lure. Nothing.

I was also their a few days earlier, and the place was Packed with fisherman. at least 25 or more between the 2 ponds (on the right side of the Glisan ST).

Does anyone here try fishing these ponds? Whats your experience? Are the fish just too pressured by the crowds?

And what about the 2 ponds to the left of Glisan Street. I never see anyone fishing them, but the ponds are fenced off. Are there any access points?

These 4 ponds seem to have a lot of potential, and obviously some big fish.
 
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lots of pressure and lots of harvest :(
 
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I think I've found the Golden Ticket!!! :dance:
 
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There are some Monster fish in these ponds. I hooked on to one last week at least 6 or 7 pounds and lost him due to a faulty knot i tied. (IDIOT:() There are big fish to be caught, but getting them to bite is the challenge. This lake gets tons pressure from weekend fisherman.

I'll probably be heading out this weekend, and I'll post how I do
 
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There are some Monster fish in these ponds. I hooked on to one last week at least 6 or 7 pounds and lost him due to a faulty knot i tied. (IDIOT:() There are big fish to be caught, but getting them to bite is the challenge. This lake gets tons pressure from weekend fisherman.

I'll probably be heading out this weekend, and I'll post how I do


what type of knot where u tying? hopefully it didn't kill it. good luck with the fishing this weekend! how big is the bass in ur avatar?
 
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I tied a clinch knot. But i only went through the eye once, and i usually go through it twice. It was an old knot... tied the fishing trip before. Just a dumb move on my part. I'm sure the fish will be fine. It was a big hook, and they can usually shake those things out.

The Fish in my avatar is an 8 pounder. A very long fish. Caught in cali at my favorite lake. Here's a video of a 6 1/2 pounder i caught, and another nice one my buddy caught.

[YOUTUBE]RLA5lqSpONM[/YOUTUBE]
 
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Try a trilene knot, I think they are the best but they are a little hard to tie for me. They are one of the simplest, yet strongest knots ever. I can never get it to tie right, then it ends up breaking. :think:
 
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Try a trilene knot, I think they are the best but they are a little hard to tie for me. They are one of the simplest, yet strongest knots ever. I can never get it to tie right, then it ends up breaking. :think:

according to "knot wars" which was on north american fishermen, the palomar knot is hands down the best knot out there. and did i mention how darn easy it is. if you are gonna tie a clinch knot, which i love, do the improved clinch knot. it is one step longer and oh so much stronger.

what lake in cali?
 
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The ponds on the So. side of Glisan are fenced and posted private property. There are fish there... but... :naughty:

as for knots... switched to the Palomar about a month ago. I love it. Fast to tie with practice, and i've not had a bad knot since. Snags i've fought through have ended with me either getting my lure back, or a busted swivel...
 
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Actually, he said that the trilene knot lasted longer, it just slid off, the other just snapped, faster. He just had to "give" the win to the P knot
 
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Actually, he said that the trilene knot lasted longer, it just slid off, the other just snapped, faster. He just had to "give" the win to the P knot

exactly...if a knot slides off, it's knot strength is not holding up to the strength of the line. The palamor held up fine, the line broke b4 the knot, therefore it was the strongest knot.

if a fish breaks you off, you want to know it did not slide off, but rather the line broke. this tells you your knot was strong enough, just need to lighten the drag or use heavier line.

plus the palomar knot works with superlines and with flurocarbon very well. and if you learn how to drop shot you will need to know how to tie this knot.

so in my personal opinion it is the most useful and strong knot out there. :dance:
 
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Here,here...

Here,here...

exactly...if a knot slides off, it's knot strength is not holding up to the strength of the line. The palamor held up fine, the line broke b4 the knot, therefore it was the strongest knot.

if a fish breaks you off, you want to know it did not slide off, but rather the line broke. this tells you your knot was strong enough, just need to lighten the drag or use heavier line.

plus the palomar knot works with superlines and with flurocarbon very well. and if you learn how to drop shot you will need to know how to tie this knot.

so in my personal opinion it is the most useful and strong knot out there. :dance:

It is such a diverse knot that it can also be used with rope....great knot strength.

Chuck
 
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I dunno, I'll just stick to the trilene cause I like it better, cause it looks better. =D
 
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Guess i'll make the switch to the palomar knot.

Do all of you retie your hooks or lures every fishing trip even if you are going to use the same lure that is tied on from your previous fishing trip. I know its smart to tie a fresh knot... but i'm curious how many of us actually do it.

Most of the time I did not retie... but this last time it cost me a hawg of a bass, so i will definetly change my ways
 
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Do all of you retie your hooks or lures every fishing trip even if you are going to use the same lure that is tied on from your previous fishing trip. I know its smart to tie a fresh knot... but i'm curious how many of us actually do it.

Whether or not I retie is usually based on the state of the line and the knot. If they're starting to show any signs of fraying I retie, if not then I don't bother.
 
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Guess i'll make the switch to the palomar knot.

Do all of you retie your hooks or lures every fishing trip even if you are going to use the same lure that is tied on from your previous fishing trip. I know its smart to tie a fresh knot... but i'm curious how many of us actually do it.

Most of the time I did not retie... but this last time it cost me a hawg of a bass, so i will definetly change my ways

after every trip when i pack my stuff up i break it all down, then i retie all new knots when going back out. There is just too much stuff to affect the knots attached to the bait. Direct sunlight/heat, abrasion due to putting away in car, storage in garage. And honestly how long does it really take to retie? The extra minute is worth that extra fish imho. especially when the bites are scarce. I have to remind my self to check the line. after every fish i catch i run my hand along the line to make sure there are no ticks in it.

by the way, what line were you using? that also is important.

FishSchooler... im not trying to knock the trilene knot. No doubt it is a tough one. And you are darn right it does look cool. I would prob use it once in awhile if i knew how to tie it. But go with what gives u the confidence, it's all about confidence :D
 
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Trilene is no doubt easier to tie than a P knot. If you got huge fingers, then it might be a problem.:lol: It is so easy, just run the line through the eye of a hook twice, so you get a raindrop shape with a circle in it, then twist the tag around the main line above the drop 3-7 times, the more the stronger. It's a lot easier with stiffer lines.
 
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Trilene is no doubt easier to tie than a P knot. If you got huge fingers, then it might be a problem.:lol: It is so easy, just run the line through the eye of a hook twice, so you get a raindrop shape with a circle in it, then twist the tag around the main line above the drop 3-7 times, the more the stronger. It's a lot easier with stiffer lines.

that is more twists right there than 3 palomar knots :)
 
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