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Old 01-18-2010, 07:22 PM   #1
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Anyone catch anything out Wilsonville Pond, I drove by there the other day, but the water looked like mud.

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Old 01-18-2010, 08:04 PM   #2
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I think it clears up in the spring (when it stops raining) but have never heard any promising reports first hand, mostly small bass and panfish.
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Old 01-18-2010, 08:10 PM   #3
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i fished there last week on wednesday, not a single bite.I used everything you can think of from live bait to spinners and not one bite.Probably will try it when spring arrives.
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Old 01-18-2010, 08:26 PM   #4
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I guess there is no hope till spring, mybe I'll throw the toon in there and fish the middle of the pond.
Is there any other ponds in the area is might give a bite this time of year?
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Old 01-18-2010, 08:40 PM   #5
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rough going in January... but ya never know?
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Old 01-19-2010, 10:16 AM   #6
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Anyone catch anything out Wilsonville Pond, I drove by there the other day, but the water looked like mud.
Does the Wilsonville pond holds any crappie?
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Old 01-20-2010, 02:17 PM   #7
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I guess there is no hope till spring, mybe I'll throw the toon in there and fish the middle of the pond.
Is there any other ponds in the area is might give a bite this time of year?
Try Woodburn Pond. I caught some really thick largemouth out of there last spring.
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Old 01-20-2010, 04:56 PM   #8
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What street is the Woodburne Pond off of?
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Old 01-20-2010, 06:01 PM   #9
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Entrance is off Crosby Road. It then curves around and runs along I-5 behind the north bound truck scales. You need to exit the 214 then go east to Settlemeyer Road/Booner ferry and turn left(north).
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Old 01-22-2010, 06:16 AM   #10
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Much like most public fishing ponds, Wilsonville pond, has been overfished. This is likely the result of people keeping anything they catch, regardless of size. I fished this pond probably between 8 and ten times this past summer, with very little luck. I was convinced that I would be able to find a technique and a specific spot that would be productive, but never caught more than two bass on any one occasion (usually fished for about two to three hours at a time). These bass were not of any significant size either, maybe 7 or 8 inches long. There is an abundance of baby bluegill (mostly too small to get even very small hooks in their mouth). These tiny fish make it nearly impossible to fish live bait near the bank as they will constantly be pulling your bait around without ever hooking up. I did catch one catfish one evening, but it also was tiny (more like an aquarium size fish). As to the question about Crappie, I don't believe there are any in this pond. I am aware of only Largemouth, Channel cats, and bluegill. If people would leave this pond alone for a few years or at least not keep anything that was smaller than a couple pounds, the pond could become a decent fishing pond, seeing as it has an abundance of small fish that largemouth could feed on if they were given a chance to grow to a big enough size to get these feeder fish in their mouth.
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Old 01-27-2010, 09:54 AM   #11
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Much like most public fishing ponds, Wilsonville pond, has been overfished. This is likely the result of people keeping anything they catch, regardless of size. I fished this pond probably between 8 and ten times this past summer, with very little luck. I was convinced that I would be able to find a technique and a specific spot that would be productive, but never caught more than two bass on any one occasion (usually fished for about two to three hours at a time). These bass were not of any significant size either, maybe 7 or 8 inches long. There is an abundance of baby bluegill (mostly too small to get even very small hooks in their mouth). These tiny fish make it nearly impossible to fish live bait near the bank as they will constantly be pulling your bait around without ever hooking up. I did catch one catfish one evening, but it also was tiny (more like an aquarium size fish). As to the question about Crappie, I don't believe there are any in this pond. I am aware of only Largemouth, Channel cats, and bluegill. If people would leave this pond alone for a few years or at least not keep anything that was smaller than a couple pounds, the pond could become a decent fishing pond, seeing as it has an abundance of small fish that largemouth could feed on if they were given a chance to grow to a big enough size to get these feeder fish in their mouth.
Thanks for the info.
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