Post By: Walleye master Posted: 8/9/2012 6:12:06 PM Points: 16
so i went and fished the north pond today and i was fishing the drop shot rig and a got a decent pound bass and a monster sunfish, THEN!....i saw two fish swimming by at that first sandy beach. (where ive never caught anything at) and what looked to be two small skinny carp then they came up about 3 feet from shore and one flashed its side and it was most definitely 2 walleye and they looked pretty skinny.
Reply by: Dangly Posted: 8/10/2012 6:09:48 AM Points: 14
AHH, I've wondered about that.. when they first opened ( before parking lot) I float tubed the back pond and had something on for about 20 seconds that fought like a shoe, and all I could think was "did I just hook a walleye?" guess I might have..Thanks for the post.
Reply by: alanlf5280 Posted: 8/13/2012 9:32:43 AM Points: 3493
I fish ETV a lot. I wont say how much in case my wife reads this. No one thing works every time. I take water clarity, weather, temps, and forage all into consideration to choose what lures might work best. If something doesn't work after 15-20 mins, I switch lures. For example, June/July usually equals the time when the shad balls are out and about. This is when I throw cranks and swim baits that look like shad. Some days I can land 20+ fish, other days I don't even see fish. Keep at it and you will get into them, large and small.
As for the walleye, I have chased after them for 5 years now and have not landed one or seen one. I talked to the Biologist for the area earlier this year and in all the fish surveys he has done since 2001, no walleye have shown up in there reports. Although neither have tiger muskie, and a small one was caught earlier this year. So, they could be in there, but I have given up on trying to land one.
I can say for sure that I have had a lot of luck with stick baits worked on the bottom for bass here but never walleye or muskie. Another thing I can say is that most of what I do catch are small but on occasion I have hooked into lunkers.
Reply by: alanlf5280 Posted: 9/10/2012 9:56:11 AM Points: 3493
CPW and Adams County says there were channel cats stocked in the ponds, but never seen one or heard of one being caught. I have talked to many people over the years targeting them, but no one that has had any luck.