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South Platte Park Ponds

Post By: lumberyard      Posted: 6/26/2009 5:53:29 PM     Points: 3    
Has anyone had any experience fishing the S. Platte Park ponds by c470 and santa fe? I've biked there and they have signs saying you can't take a largemouth bass under 15 inches, so they must be there!

Seems like it might be a good close place for me to fish after work. Any comments would be welcome.
 Reply by: bigfish101      Posted: 6/26/2009 5:55:25 PM     Points: 242    
I fished these ponds a few times earlier this year before it warmed up. No luck on 2 of the ponds B iggest and very tiny pond when u first enter. I have been told that there are alot of fish in the ponds including Bass, walleye and Trout but have yet to catch anything.
 Reply by: Catfish goon      Posted: 6/26/2009 9:41:45 PM     Points: 4573    
there are some huge smallmouths in there...
 Reply by: BassTrout      Posted: 6/26/2009 10:52:00 PM     Points: 4804    
Those ponds have all the species you might be looking for, I have caught Rainbow Trout mostly, but that is what I fish for most of the time. There are also Small and Big Mouth Bass, Walleye and have seen some pretty big Carp and huge bigmouth bass also close to 8 lbs plus and, I am not kidding or exagerating either. I have also seen people catch Channel Cats out of both of the bigger ponds. I used to love fishing that place because it was close to home and there is usually not much people, but I am now on the other side of town.

Hope this hepls and good luck.

FYI- For trout the best thing to use there is powerbait and for bass the good old plastic worm.
 Reply by: goosebuster      Posted: 6/27/2009 8:39:12 AM     Points: 1840    
the walleye are in the north east lake that is connected to the river. ive never had any luck with trout in the mostly because im just going after the bass. i used to fish it alot but no i hope to more often since im not working 6 day weeks
 Reply by: Catfish goon      Posted: 6/27/2009 11:27:38 AM     Points: 4573    
sssshhhh, goosebuster.
 Reply by: BassTrout      Posted: 6/27/2009 12:38:56 PM     Points: 4804    
I will be going out to the Ponds tomorrow morning along with my 16 month old son. I will try to be there by 8:00am and will keep you all posted. I think the water is perfect for bass and they should be on the post spawn stage. But will also target Trout with my other rod, and yes I have a 2nd rod stamp for those wishing to know!

Wish me luck and will do a brand new post on how well I do.

 Reply by: walleye/trout boy      Posted: 6/27/2009 12:42:00 PM     Points: 1    
I go fishing to these ponds almost everyday and mostly fish for trout. The largest trout that i have caught was 20 inches. I have also caught some giant walleye. The largest walleye i have ever caught was a whopping 32 inches. I caught the walleye at sunset in the lake that the river runs into. I use about a 3 inch silver Rapala from the shore where the river goes into the lake. The walleye sit there and wait for small fish to swim into the lake from the rive. For the trout i use a rainbow colored powerbait or worm about thirty feet out.
 Reply by: lumberyard      Posted: 6/27/2009 9:56:46 PM     Points: 3    
Wow! Thanks for all the posts and tips. I'm going to head out there Monday, and definitely try the pond connected to the platte river. Will let everyone know what happens....
 Reply by: Tricks      Posted: 6/27/2009 10:28:01 PM     Points: 13    
State record for largemouth was pulled out of #3 i pulled a 20 in brown out of the river last year