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Lake: River's Edge and Jayhawker Ponds

Looking for some Pointers

Post By: cdub2411      Posted: 4/22/2019 3:48:07 PM     Points: 359    
I drive by these ponds quite often and I was thinking of heading over tomorrow to target LargeMouths, was wondering if anyone had any recommendations on which lakes to start on, I see River's Edge has a lake named the "bass pond" wondering if I should start with the obvious:)
 Reply by: bron      Posted: 4/22/2019 6:29:15 PM     Points: 43717
Contact Kevo thru his skipper link.
 Reply by: cdub2411      Posted: 4/22/2019 7:47:38 PM     Points: 359
Thanks Bron!
 Reply by: bron      Posted: 4/22/2019 8:04:33 PM     Points: 43717
You are welcome
 Reply by: Coyute      Posted: 4/23/2019 9:55:27 AM     Points: 136
With these ponds and similar, I find that getting furthest from the parking areas can make a difference. All bass there are C&R.
 Reply by: fishthumpre      Posted: 4/25/2019 9:52:33 PM     Points: 4414
Bass is probably best of the 3 to start. Frog, gulp minnow or jerk bait good right now. Nice places to fish, just be aware they lost a lot of quality in the 2013 flood and numbers are still kind of low.y
 Reply by: Bug Guy      Posted: 5/10/2019 11:10:18 AM     Points: 60
There are (5) ponds in all here just to update. I have caught Bass in (3) of the 5 ponds. Ponds are heavily fished because of their local. Which may or may not be a good thing based on how you look at it. Following the Rules and Regulations of River's Edge ponds will enhance the fishing........
 Reply by: Skookshunter      Posted: 5/10/2019 11:48:13 AM     Points: 3447
I've spent a lot of time fishing all 5 ponds in the past. They get hammered and the fishing can be hit or miss. The ponds are float tubes only and if you have one then your chances of success go way up. And I mean WAY UP. Side note jayhawker north is shore only and float tubes aren't allowed. Check out the CPW survey summary for a further breakdown of the ponds and pick your poison: [log in for link]
 Reply by: nparker      Posted: 5/11/2019 9:19:44 AM     Points: 1155
I am amazed at the difference between fishing a private or public lake. Private lakes are much better fishing due to less pressure and doing catch and release. Please release all Bass as the regs require.
 Reply by: Bug Guy      Posted: 5/11/2019 1:40:17 PM     Points: 60
My perception is that River's Edge and Jayhawker Ponds is a very good thing in theory for public fishing close to home. I have enjoyed many times there. What I see as a problem is this: Why have Rules and Regulations for these Ponds if there is not going to be anyone to monitor or police the activity there. These days it should not be up to a fellow angler to confront those who are over the limit, not following size regulations, and, in some notable cases trashing the environment.......
 Reply by: skiman      Posted: 5/11/2019 1:48:59 PM     Points: 2571
Bug Guy,
While I agree regarding enforcement of regulations, I also believe being good stewards of our resources is the responsibility of ALL of us, and if that means reporting or responding to infractions, then so be it. Rules are in place for a reason, and itís difficult at best for CPW staff to be everywhere enforcing them. We all need to do our part.
 Reply by: Bug Guy      Posted: 5/12/2019 6:56:28 PM     Points: 60
Absolutely understand as to the reasons why there is a shortage of resources to monitor everywhere we are allowed to fish. Yes, it is our responsibility to care for our waters and regulations. We have discussed this on several occasions and they are good listeners, but, the problem continues to be a huge need. Confrontations these days with other anglers can go anywhere, so, I choose to report my concerns.

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