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Lake: Twin Lakes Park Ponds
Fish: Common Carp

Lunch break

Post By: Russian      Posted: 12/1/2014 12:37:55 PM     Points: 1030    
Wasn't very hungry today so I Decided to stop by and throw some twisters around the ponds during my lunch break. Maybe hook into a bass or 2. Wasn't really expecting any action but hooked into a large carp on my 4th or 5th cast. Didn't have my net with me and wasn't about to get wet trying to land it but was a good fight. Weird. Definately will be going back for round 2 with some heavier gear sometime soon. Hopefully I can hook into some bass next time but carp are always an adrenaline rush.
 Reply by: Fiddler1986      Posted: 12/1/2014 12:43:05 PM     Points: 9416    
Good stuff! The ponds are filled with carp, but there are some nice bass in there. A conditions report would be greatly appreciated any time you're there. I'm the skipper and over the past year I'm the only one who's submit reports. It'd be awesome to get some one else's input on conditions. Best of luck to you next time you fish it.
 Reply by: Russian      Posted: 12/1/2014 12:54:23 PM     Points: 1030    
Fiddler
Ponds were open with just a little ice along the south edges with little to no wind. . Would give water temp but didn't have my vex T-Pod with me. Will bring it next time maybe tomorrow. What else is swimming around in there? Feel free to email me if you don't want to post. Dave.house@nnsi.net

Maybe we can meet out there sometime. My office is right around the corner
 Reply by: Fiddler1986      Posted: 12/1/2014 1:08:54 PM     Points: 9416    
Ok I gave you credit for your report. And in terms of species in there ive personally I caught largemouth bass, green sunfish, bluegill, black crappie, common carp, bullhead catfish, pumpkinseed sunfish and various mixed breeds of sunfish. It says there is yellow perch and channel catfish in the ponds but I've personally never caught either of those. I have heard rumors of some nice catfish in there, but adams county sheriffs won't let you fish past sunset. As far as the bass crappie and sunfish go there are some surprises in there, but they are rare and you really got to work hard for them. I'm usually free on weekends so if that works for you Id be glad to meet up sometime. I feel these ponds are a under appreciated gem. Feel free to ask any further questions I've fished these ponds since I was 12.
 Reply by: Russian      Posted: 12/1/2014 1:28:36 PM     Points: 1030    
Wow
Fiddler
Had no idea there were that many species in there. Really appreciate all the helpful info. You must have that place really dialed in if you've been fishing it since you were 12. Thanks again!!
Your comments were extremely helpful for future visits. I live down south in Parker so probably won't make it out on the weekends but will give you a holla if I do. Might go throw some different hardware and chase some crappie next time
 Reply by: bron      Posted: 12/1/2014 6:09:51 PM     Points: 31099    
I caught a 12" koi out of there years ago.
 Reply by: Fiddler1986      Posted: 12/2/2014 3:34:46 AM     Points: 9416    
Bron, there was a big one in there last year. He used to hang out by the beaver lodge. I tried to catch him but he was usually just out of range. I was a little sad to see him dead by the shore just after ice out. And russian, if you ever need any help there just email me through my skipper link. Also it's funny, I work just outside of Parker and live by the ponds. I wish you good luck on your bass quest, the ponds can be a little tough to fish this time of year.
 Reply by: Fiddler1986      Posted: 12/2/2014 3:41:21 AM     Points: 9416    
Oh and as for the crappie they are usually fairly willing biters up until there's too much ice to fish. Most will be very small. I've had great luck for them with small leach flies, as well as hares ear nymps all year. If it's been sunny and fairly warm they usually hang out where the sun has been hitting the shallows the longest. If a front has moved through they'll be deeper.
 Reply by: Russian      Posted: 12/2/2014 7:48:26 AM     Points: 1030    
Ah
Sounds like a challenging place to play. thanks again for sharing which species are lurking...BTW I Noticed some unique characters hanging out in the parking lot👽
 Reply by: bron      Posted: 12/2/2014 7:55:08 AM     Points: 31099    
Years ago Clear Creek Pond down the road had a few decent fish in it too. I caught catfish, carp, bass, and bullheads out of it. It got real low during the drought--don't know if that affected it.
 Reply by: Fiddler1986      Posted: 12/2/2014 8:15:52 AM     Points: 9416    
Hahaha, yes some very strange people indeed. Not sure why they pick that particular lot, but they just park and sit there for a while. A few rummage through the garbage cans for pop cans even. I make sure to lock my vehicle down like Fort Knox when I park there. Clear creek pond has some strange people in that lot too. I don't like to park there. My radio was stolen out of my car in that lot! But bron I've fished it occasionally for the past couple of years. I've caught some decent bluegills and some small bass. I have see. Some big bass in there though, I just can't seem to catch them. One guy I talked to said there were nice crappies in there, but I've never managed to catch one.