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I'm not too sure if I told yall but the 78 acres of forest and field in front of my house that my pond sat on was sold about 4 -/+ months ago. Even though I hadnt met the new owner I still fished the pond but not as much as I once did. Well today I finally met the new owner of the land and he was a very nice guy. I told him how I had been fishing the place for the last 5+ years and that I really would like his permission to fish it now that he owns it. He had no problem at all with that. He said I could fish it all I wanted as long as I did my best to keep everyone else from fishing it. I told him I had NO problem at all with that.
I am very happy about this development. To celebrate I am launching my boat into the pond at 5am this morning to do some much missed fishing on "my pond" :) :cheers:
 
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I bet that you were glad to make a new friend with him. Here's to many more years of fishing for you on that pond. :cheers: :cheers:
 

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Here are some images of my pond. :clap: Well, its not mine, but being as its 100 feet from my front door and I am the only one allowed to fish it... I call it mine ;)


This is the pond when it was full. This was take with my old camera last year. It's about 5 acres, with the deepest point being 15 feet, at full pool.



This is the lower end of my pond. Its the shallow end. Depths when the pool is full are around 5 foot. The predominant cover in this area are lily pads. You can see them here. They arent quite all up yet though as this is early spring last year. Also you can see the beaver dam to the right of the image.


And this is the same area now, with the water 4+ feet lower than normal. You can see the beaver dam very well here. You can also see that well defined channel leading up to the dam. I really had no idea that was there as when the water is up the lilly pads are so thick around this area my crappy old eagle 128 on my jon boat didnt read anything but garbage. This picture was taken yesterday with my new camera. I love the pictures it takes. Its a Kodak Z812IS that I got from the insurance when my old camera was wiped out in the ocean.



This is another view of the beaver dam and the channels leading up to it. This, too, was taken yesterday.



here is a laydown on the shallow end. This image was taken when the water was at full pool.



This is the same area as the above image take yesterday. Ive marked alot of these features.



This is a better view of the shallow end taken yesterday. I had no idea so many humps, holes and channels existed down there. I also didnt realize that many stumps were there either. I really love that "Y" in the channel. I marked the point of that and am so ready for the water to rise up over it again. :thumbup01:

The next time I fish this pond I wont be in a johnboat. I will be in a canoe. I just sold my 14' john boat yesterday in order to buy a 15' canoe that I can just carry down to the pond or toss on my roof to fish the other small ponds in the area. Having a canoe instead of a john boat will open up dozens of new places to fish for me. I can NOT wait! :clap:

And well.. thats my pond in a nutshell. The biggest fish I have caught so far from it was about 6lbs. However, the biggest I have hooked made my 6lbr look small. Unfortunately she broke me off in the pads but she's still there and I still keep trying to get her to bite again. :thumbup01:
 

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Joe B said:
Nice looking Pond. I would be killing them as much as I could with a floating Ribbit Frog and some braid.
loosing that big bass is one of the main reasons i finally gave into braid a couple years ago. She still hasnt bit again but one day shes gotta.
 
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That is one sweet fishery Jared. I sure hope the low water doesn't hurt the existing bass population. If it is real low maybe it is good to catch and keep some of the smaller bass right now to thin out some of the fish?

When I was driving through your area of the country for my vacation I saw allot of ponds and small lakes that were extremely low. One lake in Georgia had boat docks and a marina that were all high and dry and the waters edge was about 100 feet away from the ends of the docks. It looked like the lake was half full. Sad sad sad. Even one of the rivers I drove over was way down.

I sure hope you guys all get some rain. Although in the winter I doubt you will get much. But it sure was pretty up there and the weather was just fabulous. I love that 60's and I was wishing for it here in Florida. But it is mid 80's here still :(
 

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hmm I wonder if thinning them out while its low isa good idea. Maybe Jim and Tom will chime in on that idea.

We definitely need some rain. Our winters are usually very rainy so I am hoping for a typical winter. That will help the whole area a lot.
 
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Well I know this when fish are concentrated into smaller areas do to low water the O2 will be in higher demand and as a result will have less O2 & with less O2 the fish can get stressed out. The ones that suffer are the larger fish. Smaller fish require less O2 then larger fish. Just something to think about.
 

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hmm I wonder if thinning them out while its low isa good idea. Maybe Jim and Tom will chime in on that idea.

We definitely need some rain. Our winters are usually very rainy so I am hoping for a typical winter. That will help the whole area a lot.
There is a lot of good info here about ponds
http://www.pondboss.com/
 

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OMG. I so wanna be you. And just a hundred feet away. Man, some guys got all the luck. :thumbup01:
 

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Hey Jared, you started this thread about two and a half years ago. I know you didn't move with that sweet honey-hole right out your door. Can ya give us an update on the fishing? :zara:
 
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