Over the years I have heard a lot about Valco ponds and cat fish. Decides to give it a go. I swung by about 7am on the way home from work to have a look at some fishing spots an get an idea of where I wanted to fish later in the eve. Each of the three ponds I looked at had different features. One was murky and the other two fairly clear. Accessing the shore line is pretty rough after all of the moisture we had this year. It is very over grown leaving small cut outs to fish from.
I headed down with some fishing buddies and ended up with 5 lines in. We fishes ponds 1 and 3. 2 had a lot of weeds and didn't want to deal with them the first time out. The one cat caught came out of pond 3 on a hot dog. It might have been around 1-1.5 lbs. No takers on liver or cut bait. Fished till about 10p.
I really could not get over the amount of garbage the fishermen leave at these lakes. I thought the reservoir had a problem but the valco ponds far exceed the trash levels I've seen at any fishing hole before. If I were to pick up the trash in the general location I was sitting it would not have made a dent.